Of more concern to me is the Canadian media's the near-total lack of interest in the Diamond Jubilee as it relate to this country. I was looking through a list of schedule of community events being held in celebration of the Jubilee on the Department of Canadian Heritage website, and it seems as though quite a few communities across the country will be recognising this undeniably historic event over the course of the spring and summer of 2012.
Unfortunately, the CBC and other media outlets/news agencies in Canada (and around the world) seem to be intent on restricting the Diamond Jubilee to the primarily British events taking place in June. In doing so, they will either a) at worst, ignore the aforementioned Canadian celebrations and focus all of their attention on the UK (keep in mind that this is just ahead of the London Olympics), or b) at best, recognise the Canadian celebrations, but cover them in such a way as to play up the inevitable stereotypes surrounding the monarchy in Canada (e.g. senior citizens getting together to drink tea, wear fancy hats, and reminisce about a long-gone British Empire).
It is also worth noting that the only politicians who have shown any interest in the Jubilee (aside from the Prime Minister) are small-town Conservative MPs.