Statement from MPP Paul Calandra on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

No words can express my love, respect, and admiration for Her Majesty the Queen. Today was a devastating day across Ontario, Canada, and the Commonwealth. An incredible and selfless life was lost today – a Sovereign who dedicated her whole life to the service of her people.

We as a people were better for Her Majesty’s long and glorious reign and an integral piece of our national identity has been lost. My deepest sympathies are with His Majesty the King, the Queen Consort, and the Royal Family.

Next Wednesday, Ontario’s Parliament will pay respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and send a message of sorrow and loyalty to His Majesty King Charles III.

Long live the King.