Message modified by board administrator April 20, 2012, 1:43 am
I am very curious about your assumptions here.
First of all, as far as I'm aware, the media have not been concentrating on the Diamond Jubilee for two reasons: 1) there are other, far more pressing issues; 2) big, blockbuster events aren't happening (and Diamond Jubilee presentations are indeed picked up on the media when eminent persons are involved).
To envision large, grandiose events as the norm is unrealistic, and to lament small events diminishes their significance and overestimates the media's ability to cover non-profitable news items. I don't think that the media has portrayed the Diamond Jubilee as primarily British, as you suggest. As for the many events planned to coincide with the long bank holiday in the UK, we will just have to wait and see how that is received.
Now, to address your deduction that the royal visit is being controlled by British officials, your conclusion is undoubtedly incorrect. Most of the planning is done through the hard work of many Canadian government and community groups, not to mention the Canadian Secretary to the Queen, who, working of course with Clarence House, is entirely in charge of the tour.
The purpose of Royal tours is to engage as many Canadians as possible by exposing them to a part of our political culture that all too often goes unnoticed.