Andrew Coyne linked to this article at the Huffington Post:
Canada’s navy and air force will get a royal name change Tuesday, The Huffington Post Canada has learned.
The Conservative government plans to announce that Maritime Command and Air Command, the official names of the two Canadian Forces’ units, will be returned to Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force, monikers last used in 1968. Simultaneous announcements on the name change are planned for Tuesday in Halifax, Kingston, Valcartier, Que., Cold Lake, Alta., and Esquimalt, B.C.
The Canadian army, which is officially called Land Command, will also be renamed simply Canadian Army.
The change is mostly symbolic and won’t affect how the Canadian Forces are run.
It may be “mostly symbolic”, but symbols matter.
Up yours, Mr. Hellyer.