For Immediate Release
April 21st, 2016
Statement: Mayor Crombie Marks Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday
“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we join with communities across Canada, and the Commonwealth, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.
“The longevity of Her Majesty’s tenure is a testament to the important and enduring place the monarchy has as a respected institution in our parliamentary democracy.
“The relationship between the Crown and Canada’s communities continues to be one of respect and genuine affection.
“One of my first acts as Mayor was to formally welcome Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell to Mississauga for a Civic Call. This was an opportunity to strengthen the bond between the Crown and Mississaugans.
“In September 2015 we commemorated the Queen’s achievement of becoming the longest-reigning Sovereign of our nation in modern times. This remains a tremendous milestone.
“During Her Majesty’s reign there have been a number of historic moments for our country.
“The Queen’s sincere understanding, support and loyalty to Canadians were evident when our elected representatives undertook the process of final patriation of the Constitution and established The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, signed 34 years ago this past week.
“As the signatory of the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, Her Majesty recognized the Canadian Constitution and Canadian sovereignty.
“Once again, on behalf of Council and the people of Mississauga, we send our very best wishes to Queen Elizabeth II for a very memorable and happy 90th birthday.”
In September 2015 Mayor Crombie wrote to Queen Elizabeth II to acknowledge the Queen’s achievement as the longest-reigning Sovereign of our nation in modern times. Here are links to Mayor Crombie’s correspondence to Queen and the response from Buckingham Palace.