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Old 04-06-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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.... Then I did some web searching of my own, found this place, read some older posts and found that the majority of posters here barely even considered Canada a Commonwealth country. Which made me wonder - why exactly do we remain one?
If you found that the majority of posters barely consider Canada a Commonwealth country then all that means is they were people who simply didn't know what the Commonwealth of Nations is.

I think it's a very good thing that you posted this topic here since it has exposed some prevailing ignorance and lack of education. Hopefully this topic will encourage other people who read it to educate themselves now about what the Commonwealth of Nations really is.

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Personally I love the fact Canada is still part of the commonwealth, it's romantic and it's not like the king/queen is suddenly gonna seize power.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Personally I love the fact Canada is still part of the commonwealth, it's romantic and it's not like the king/queen is suddenly gonna seize power.
Yeah, plus you get to participate in the Commonwealth Games!
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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The Commonwealth of Nations is a good idea. Even the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of India, who desperately wanted out of the British Empire, willingly joined the Commonwealth of Nations. And if guys who didn't like the Brits willlingly accepted joining a Brit-sponsored commonwealth in the London Declaration, it can't be all that bad
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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Even if Canada were to become a Republic there's no reason it needs to leave the Commonwealth. I feel the same way about Australia.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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This is true... I mean there is a reason us Americans tend to strap Canadian flags to our backpacks when we travel
Who's this "us"? Definitely not me, or any American I've yet to meet. I've seen several American flags here, and not a single Canadian one

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How exactly do you understand that? Living in the UK I have met many Aussis and tons of Britons - (no Kiwis yet!) None of them seemed confused.

As to your question, what would the perceptions or misperceptions of others have to do with us remaining in the Commonwealth?

I'm afraid I don't understand your question.
I think it's because to most people, Canadians sound the same as Americans. My Brit fiancee thought the same, it took me 2 years of explaining to her that Canadians definitely speak differently, and now she knows the difference Always listen out for words like house and about, they are the easiest sounds to pick up. Most Canadians I've had the pleasure of meeting had a bit of the Rick Mercer thing going on, to varying degrees.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Even if Canada were to become a Republic there's no reason it needs to leave the Commonwealth. I feel the same way about Australia.
Didn't know the Queen needn't be recognized as HOS to be in the Commonwealth
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Didn't know the Queen needn't be recognized as HOS to be in the Commonwealth
No, countries like India with their own President still are members of the Commonwealth. I guess any former colony can be one.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I think it's because to most people, Canadians sound the same as Americans. My Brit fiancee thought the same, it took me 2 years of explaining to her that Canadians definitely speak differently, and now she knows the difference Always listen out for words like house and about, they are the easiest sounds to pick up. Most Canadians I've had the pleasure of meeting had a bit of the Rick Mercer thing going on, to varying degrees.
What is the Rick Mercer thing exactly?
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