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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, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Sorry but deciding what form the Canadian government should take is not a trivial matter. You are basically redesigning the Canadian government. That is why I think a referendum is a way to go. Politicians can handle the smaller and day to day stuff.
It would have to be a referendum in each of the 10 provinces. And the politicians will have their say, both the upper and lower house will be voting on it as well. If all the 10 provinces decide "Yes" to abolition and the upper and lower houses each vote "Yes", then it can be done.

Hey, nobody said this was going to be easy
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: In transition
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It would have to be a referendum in each of the 10 provinces. And the politicians will have their say, both the upper and lower house will be voting on it as well. If all the 10 provinces decide "Yes" to abolition and the upper and lower houses each vote "Yes", then it can be done.

Hey, nobody said this was going to be easy
Agreed and don't forget about the 3 territories vote too. Of course both federal chambers need to ratify the referendum results before the changes could begin.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The process for eliminating the monarchy is already laid out in the Constitution. It doesn't require referenda either nationally or in each province, but each province's government does have to approve.
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: 🇬🇧 In jolly old London! 🇬🇧
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The monarchy is no threat to Canada and is a wonderful part of our tradition. I hope they remain so. My only issue might be with a specific monarch .. I certainly would hate to see Prince Charles in the role of king so long live the Queen, please!
Prince William is next in line for the throne

OP..... I must say that I didn't realise that Canadians celebrated the monarchy and liked the queen as much as us. I knew about her being on the currency in Canada but thought it was just like Australia in that they don't particularly look as the queen as their queen if you see what I mean?.

I love the suggestion with more freedom of movement between us as I'd love the chance to move there if only for a year it would be nice and always found the few Canadians that I've come across in London very pleasant and extremely likeable therefore will make them very welcome

On that note .... Long live the queen
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:45 PM
 
Location: In transition
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The process for eliminating the monarchy is already laid out in the Constitution. It doesn't require referenda either nationally or in each province, but each province's government does have to approve.
Cool I didn't know that. That makes the process a lot simpler!
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I'm wondering how much it would cost for a total revamping of our government.
IMO the system in place works well enough and doesnt need a make over.
Too much , I would guess.

We have bigger things to worry about right now. It's not like we are being terrorized by a crazy overlord interfering with our politics.
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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Too much , I would guess.

We have bigger things to worry about right now. It's not like we are being terrorized by a crazy overlord interfering with our politics.
The future may hold the Canadian equivalent of Americas Donald Trump replete with billions in the bank and several tv shows . meet Kevin O'leary=
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O'Leary
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The future may hold the Canadian equivalent of Americas Donald Trump replete with billions in the bank and several tv shows . meet Kevin O'leary=
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O'Leary
Although O'Leary was inspired by Trump to take a run at the Conservative leadership, unlike Trump he is ruled by facts and his critical thinking skills rather than by emotions, at least that's my perception of him after watching make personal investment decisions on Shark's Tank and Dragon's Den. This was an interview he gave a year ago:

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I think Stephen Harper was doing a good job in terms of policy for the private sector and he enjoyed a long period of success there; however, you also have to be compassionate

Canadians are that way, they just are, and they are very inclusive and the minute you go off the rails on a topic like that, it costs you immensely, and I think he found what the price of that was.

I don’t think politicians should dabble in social mores, in religion — their job should be to stabilize and grow an economy.
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O’Leary, who calls himself politically agnostic, said he’s eyeing a run for the Tories because of timing — it’s the only party actively seeking a new leader.
More here: ‘I am not Donald Trump
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Hope she'll live on for many years, but YES! I want to see Canadian presidental elections!!!!!!

Slogans:

"We're building a bridge, and we will pay for it!"

"Good Sir, I think I have smaller hands than you!"

"Sorry for interrupting!"

"Let's make Canada decent again! #Decency2020"

"We disagree on some issues, but have a nice day!"

"When England sends their people they are sending their best. They are nice people, they are bringing tea. And some, I assume, are rapists"
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Canada is what happened when Britain and France had a baby and abandoned it in the snow. True story.
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