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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 01-03-2017, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The author of this article estimates the cost to Canada of having the royal family at about $50 million per year, excluding hosting costs: Pricing Our Monarchy
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:45 AM
 
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The author of this article estimates the cost to Canada of having the royal family at about $50 million per year, excluding hosting costs: Pricing Our Monarchy
the price of a small latte from Tim Horton's PER YEAR, so costly!
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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The author of this article estimates the cost to Canada of having the royal family at about $50 million per year, excluding hosting costs: Pricing Our Monarchy
That seems like a bargain compared to what it would cost to elect/house/deal with a local head of state/President.


In my heart, after Elizabeth passes, I'd like to see Charles abdicate, and just move on to William.
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:18 AM
 
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That seems like a bargain compared to what it would cost to elect/house/deal with a local head of state/President.


In my heart, after Elizabeth passes, I'd like to see Charles abdicate, and just move on to William.
A feeling shared, in my opinion, by the majority of us.

Also a "feeling" the Queen is fully aware of and is sticking to her post until William and Kate develop additional maturity.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Why does Charles becoming King matter? I thought the premise behind a constitutional monarchy was as an idea that was greater than any one individual. I get that William seems more likeable than Charles but I don't see how it really matters much who reigns.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Canada
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That seems like a bargain compared to what it would cost to elect/house/deal with a local head of state/President.
Why would you need a head of state separate from the the prime minister PLUS 10 provincial reps of the head of state?

This is how the ceremonial role of a Lieutenant-Governor is described:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lieu...eremonial_role
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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Why does Charles becoming King matter? I thought the premise behind a constitutional monarchy was as an idea that was greater than any one individual. I get that William seems more likeable than Charles but I don't see how it really matters much who reigns.
It only matters in the context of the public at large "acceptability of personality". In the end it would make very little to no difference in the governing of Canada.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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I've said it before, since 1982, Canada has been operating as a defacto parliamentary republic. Our constitution is ours to uphold. All of the duties that are carried out by the GG could be duplicated by a Canadian-born elected head of state.

And since our Governor General now has all the powers necessary, The most important reason to make it an elected office is to remove the ability of a sitting Prime Minister to "advise" (to pick for him/herself) to The Queen who to choose (rubber stamp) as our surrogate head of state.

We have a system where the head of government chooses who will be "surrogate" head of state, a position with duties that in other parliamentary republics has been replaced with an elected office.

It will only be a matter of time.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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When the queen dies, I would be willing to revisit the concept of Canada and the monarchy, but not before.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:23 AM
 
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I've said it before, since 1982, Canada has been operating as a defacto parliamentary republic. Our constitution is ours to uphold. All of the duties that are carried out by the GG could be duplicated by a Canadian-born elected head of state.

And since our Governor General now has all the powers necessary, The most important reason to make it an elected office is to remove the ability of a sitting Prime Minister to "advise" (to pick for him/herself) to The Queen who to choose (rubber stamp) as our surrogate head of state.

We have a system where the head of government chooses who will be "surrogate" head of state, a position with duties that in other parliamentary republics has been replaced with an elected office.

It will only be a matter of time.
yeah, no wonder monarchs in countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Belgium always feel free to pick their government heads regardless of election results.
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