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View Poll Results: What do you personally want to happen to the monarchy in Canada when Queen Elizabeth II dies?
We keep it 25 56.82%
We get rid of it 19 43.18%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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This is the type of poll for Canadians that should not be anonymous if you want to keep it an honest poll. It should have been open so that the identities of all voters are visible and we could see how many resident Canadians have voted versus how many votes are by non-Canadians in other countries who have absolutely no valid say in the matter and should not be voting on something that is none of their business.

I have no doubt that several of the anonymous votes above are by non-Canadians who would not have voted if it had been an open poll where voters are identifiable. Therefore this poll is useless and should be ignored.

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Old 01-02-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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No, that is not the reason - I don't care about that. It has to do more with his views on globalism and global warming, etc. with which I don't agree - even though I am sure all the Royal family has similar views .. I think he is more pedantic and outspoken about them than the Queen, or so far, his son. He also seems so very cold to me compared to both the Queen and his sons. His demeanor seems more haughty than regal to me. Personal opinion only though. But, I do have to say that I am his contemporary (and British born) and when I was a young girl, as many did in those days I am sure, I dreamed of someday meeting and marrying him. He just doesn't appeal to me now. I would rather see William be King. That said though, I also hope the Queen lives many years yet.
Sorry for misunderstanding you.

Did you mean he is more pro-global warming theory or against? i didn't understand.

And the truth is the Queen will not live any more years. She is 90. I will give her 3 years max before she decides to retire. Not that I curse her but a 90 year old woman should not be expected to work continuously. The job is ceremonial but still could be tiring for a very old person.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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One more comment to add.

This is the type of poll for Canadians that should not be anonymous if you want to keep it an honest poll. It should have been open so that the identities of all voters are visible and we could see how many resident Canadians have voted versus how many votes are by non-Canadians in other countries who have absolutely no valid say in the matter and should not be voting on something that is none of their business.

I have no doubt that several of the anonymous votes above are by non-Canadians who would not have voted if it had been an open poll where voters are identifiable. Therefore this poll is useless and should be ignored.

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yeah, so many Americans who have absolutely nothing to do with this simply can't help making their decision on Canada's monarchy

Americans: when the choices say "we", it doesn't include you.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Sorry for misunderstanding you.

Did you mean he is more pro-global warming theory or against? i didn't understand.

And the truth is the Queen will not live any more years. She is 90. I will give her 3 years max before she decides to retire. Not that I curse her but a 90 year old woman should not be expected to work continuously. The job is ceremonial but still could be tiring for a very old person.
She already is slowing down. She has stopped being the head of many charities now for instance. She will never retire in the sense of stepping down while alive to let Charles be king. Her coronation involved a sacred vow that she will uphold. The job is for life.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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No, that is not the reason - I don't care about that. It has to do more with his views on globalism and global warming, etc. with which I don't agree - even though I am sure all the Royal family has similar views .. I think he is more pedantic and outspoken about them than the Queen, or so far, his son. He also seems so very cold to me compared to both the Queen and his sons. His demeanor seems more haughty than regal to me. Personal opinion only though. But, I do have to say that I am his contemporary (and British born) and when I was a young girl, as many did in those days I am sure, I dreamed of someday meeting and marrying him. He just doesn't appeal to me now. I would rather see William be King. That said though, I also hope the Queen lives many years yet.
Views on Global Warming/Climate Change ?

In Science, views don't matter. It's the science that matters.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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No, that is not the reason - I don't care about that. It has to do more with his views on globalism and global warming, etc. with which I don't agree - even though I am sure all the Royal family has similar views .. I think he is more pedantic and outspoken about them than the Queen, or so far, his son. He also seems so very cold to me compared to both the Queen and his sons. His demeanor seems more haughty than regal to me. Personal opinion only though. But, I do have to say that I am his contemporary (and British born) and when I was a young girl, as many did in those days I am sure, I dreamed of someday meeting and marrying him. He just doesn't appeal to me now. I would rather see William be King. That said though, I also hope the Queen lives many years yet.
Your reservations about Charles, and the fact we could arbritrarily get someone like him as our head of state (without having much of a say in the matter), are precisely an excellent example of why the monarchy is not an optimal set-up.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:58 AM
 
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The monarchy seems to be a benign relic from our past, i cant see where the maintaining of it is doing any harm. if it aint broke dont fix it.
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:01 AM
 
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Your reservations about Charles, and the fact we could arbritrarily get someone like him as our head of state (without having much of a say in the matter), are precisely an excellent example of why the monarchy is not an optimal set-up.
I don't think people will construe whatever the future British King says about climate change as representing Canada. In reality, very few in the world actually link th British Monarchy with Canada.
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:05 AM
 
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The monarchy seems to be a benign relic from our past, i cant see where the maintaining of it is doing any harm. if it aint broke dont fix it.
I just don't see why some people are so butt hurt about something that doesn't affect them in any meaningful way. Is there any pride of being a republic or any shame of being a consititional monarchy?

The monarch has caused Canada zero trouble as far as I know, why are people upset about it?
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I just don't see why some people are so butt hurt about something that doesn't affect them in any meaningful way. Is there any pride of being a republic or any shame of being a consititional monarchy?

The monarch has caused Canada zero trouble as far as I know, why are people upset about it?
Who said they were "butt hurt"?

I'd like to get rid of the monarchy, the governor general and lieutenant governors because of the cost savings. Each state visit alone costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. I feel zero connection to the royals and have no interest in what they say or do.
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