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Canada's new crown design ditches cross in favor of snowflake — and critics are having a hilarious field day
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Canada's new crown design ditches cross in favor of snowflake — and critics are having a hilarious field day

Canada's new crown design places a snowflake at the top where a cross once stood, and critics are absolutely raking the move over the coals.

What are the details?

The National Post reported that the new design for the Canadian Royal Crown also replaces other religious symbols such as the fleur-de-lis — and other crosses — for maple leaves. The Catholic Church has viewed the fleur-de-lis as a symbol for the Virgin Mary, and its three "petals" have been used to represent the Holy Trinity.

The Post added that the new design, created by the Canadian Heraldic Authority, has "sparked concern that the crown has become politicized." Some critics have called it the “Trudeau Crown," the outlet added, presumably a reference to far-left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

In fact, the Governor Genera's website says the new crown was “approved in April 2023 by His Majesty The King on the advice of the Prime Minister of Canada," the Post reported.

The website explains that the maple leaves are “a quintessential Canadian symbol,” the outlet said. And the snowflake? It's “a reference to Canada being a northern realm," the Post added.

“The stylized snowflake makes a direct connection with the insignia of the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest honours, of which The King is the sovereign,” the outlet noted, citing the website.

How are folks reacting?

As you might expect, the new crown design is being blasted on Twitter — particularly because the term "snowflake" has in recent years come to represent young leftists. The bulldozing of religion also was noted.

  • "Makes sense, snowflakes while we're under a snowflake," one commenter wrote.
  • "More Cultural Marxism," another user said. "There's a war on Christianity around the world. And it's been foretold."
  • "Might as well just put 666 on it," another commenter suggested.
  • "Anyone who thinks our drama queen [prime minister] who professes a love for the murderous, tyrannical communist Chinese regime would do anything but try to destroy our traditions and heritage that made us great are deluded and deranged, if not mentally ill," another user said. "God save us."
  • "The snowflake is a perfect depiction of today's Canadian society!" another commenter declared.
  • "Roflmao. Canada has totally become the country of snowflakes. Oh my," another user noted.
  • "I am surprised Canada did not replace the cross with a homosexual flag or a black fist," another commenter wrote.

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

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