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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 01-05-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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The head of the state is not the boss. The PM is.
No, the Governor General has a few powers that might cause problems for a sitting PM and their government, you might want to look that up.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I completely agree.

And I think Canadians will not feel the same toward the next king as they do to the current Queen. But the system is not broken, does more good than harm (actually no harm at all), so I don't think there will be any incentive to abolish the monarchy.
Well, not for a very long time, anyway.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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No, the Governor General has a few powers that might cause problems for a sitting PM and their government, you might want to look that up.
As quoted from a CBC article, "The three main reserve powers that a governor general has are to dismiss a prime minister, to dissolve Parliament (or not) and to delay or refuse royal assent to legislation, which has been used only once before, in Alberta during the Depression."
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Article in the National Post today:

What happens to Canada should Queen Elizabeth II die: The behind-the-scenes plans

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Canada’s small but vocal republican movement has made no secret that a King Charles is their best bet to ditch constitutional monarchy — and the polls back them up. Last month, an Ipsos Reid poll found that 53 per cent of Canadians wanted to dismantle the Crown as soon as the black ribbons are taken down.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Article in the National Post today:

What happens to Canada should Queen Elizabeth II die: The behind-the-scenes plans

From the last paragraph:
Strange as on TV the crowds that turn out to see our Royals are massive in Canada..maybe just paid extras...
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Strange as on TV the crowds that turn out to see our Royals are massive in Canada..maybe just paid extras...
The population of Canada is 35 million. The poll indicates that millions of Canadians support the monarchy and millions of Canadians do not.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Strange as on TV the crowds that turn out to see our Royals are massive in Canada..maybe just paid extras...
Crowds yes...massive..depends I guess.

Kate and Will. I'm not sure they are getting the crowds that the Queen used to get " sometimes " in Vancouver.

Anyway judging a nations support from what you see in a photo op, might not be the best way to know.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:59 PM
 
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No, the Governor General has a few powers that might cause problems for a sitting PM and their government, you might want to look that up.
sure, give me one example where it happened.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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sure, give me one example where it happened.
I'll put it this way. It's the Prime Minister's job to hire a guy who has the ability to end his government.

Think that one through a little bit amd ask yourself if it might be a good idea to let somebody who is NOT the Prime Minister to hire that guy.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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Because if you didn't separate the head of state from the head of government, you'd have an American-style President.

You do not need the monarchy to have separation between head of state and head of government....many European countries have this, the head of state (the President) is elected (directly or by the parliament). The Australian proposed reform in the referendum on 1999 kept the Westminster system with the Prime Minister as head of government and an elected head of state.

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The head of the state is not the boss. The PM is.
Not always...the GG has the power to dismiss a Prime Minister...ask the Australians....
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