Poilievre Announces New Postal Stamp Honouring Queen
Manotick – On Wednesday January 25, Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean-Carleton, announced Canada’s postal tribute in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
“February 6th marks the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s royal leadership,” said Poilievre. “These stamps will provide greater awareness to our heritage and provide the opportunity for everyday Canadians to participate in this celebration.”
The official Diamond Jubilee stamp, available today in the Manotick post office, features a cameo of a photograph of Her Majesty in her royal robes and tiara, waving from the window of a carriage. Also available today is the first of six Diamond Jubilee mini-panes of four stamps issued as part of a limited edition keepsake folder. Each keepsake folder—six in total, one for each ten-year period in The Queen’s reign—houses a mini-pane of four stamps, an informative booklet pertaining to that period, plus a postcard featuring all the stamps bearing Queen Elizabeth II’s image issued during each respective ten-year timeframe.
A final stamp issue will feature an engraved stamp with two portraits of The Queen, a design inspired by the famous Canadian stamp issued, in 1897, for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Collectors still speak glowingly of the 1897 stamp.
This announcement marks the beginning of a year of celebrations put on by the Government of Canada.
“By supporting this important anniversary, our Government is showing its commitment to preserving our heritage and celebrating those things that define us as Canadians,” said Poilievre.
To mark the occasion, the Government is funding community organizations wishing to celebrate the occasion at a local level, providing materials to educators for further awareness among children, and awarding the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to those Canadians who have dedicated themselves to service to family, community and country.
For more information on how the Government of Canada will celebrate this important occasion, please go to www.pch.gc.ca and select “Monarchy in Canada.”
Pierre Poilievre and Louise Duego show off the new stamp in front of the Manotick Post Office.