Global News published this video item, entitled “The growing push to honour Canada’s front-line workers with Jubilee Medals” – below is their description.
When Queen Elizabeth marked 60 years on the throne in 2012, Canada minted 60,000 Diamond Jubilee Medals awarded to people from all walks of life for their exceptional service to their community and their country.
Next year is the Platinum Jubilee, where the Queen will celebrate a remarkable 70 years on the Throne.
Now, there are calls to bestow the country’s COVID-19 pandemic front-line workers who have gone above and beyond with the royal recognition. But as David Akin explains, Ottawa has no plans for more medals.
2012 is a film directed by Roland Emmerich and released in 2009. The film depicts a natural disaster in which the Earth’s core heats up, causes unprecedented solar storms and ultimately wipes out most of the world’s population in a major flood.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.