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View Poll Results: Should Canada keep the British monarchy
Yes, Canada should keep the monarchy 17 41.46%
No, Canada does not need a monarch 24 58.54%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2019, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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One thing I love about the USA is we don't take a dysfunctional, inbred family and declare them royal leaders. I would never bow or show any more respect to these people than any other citizen.
I'll take the Queen and those inbreds over Donald J Trump every day of the year for the eternity of our universe, from the beginning of time to the end, or even in a reality where time has no beginning and no end.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:08 PM
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Location: Canada
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The Monarchy is an important part of Canadian history and heritage. I say keep it.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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One thing I love about the USA is we don't take a dysfunctional, inbred family and declare them royal leaders. I would never bow or show any more respect to these people than any other citizen.
The " royals " are not our leaders.

We show respect to the Head of State.

Dysfunctional as a family, perhaps, but most families are.

Dysfunctional as an institution, no, and that's the bit Canadians care about.

Should the institution change...it has and it will again.

Will it survive? Who knows.

Considering the White House is in it's most dysfunctional state in our time, I'd reconsider pointing fingers.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Québec
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The Monarchy is an important part of Canadian history and heritage. I say keep it.
So is white supremacy but we don't make that a ceremonial part of government. Some things belong better in history.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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So is white supremacy but we don't make that a ceremonial part of government. Some things belong better in history.

The above statement makes no sense.

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:40 PM
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Location: Canada
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The above statement makes no sense.

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Yeah I have no idea wtf he is talking about.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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The above statement makes no sense.

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It's classic false equivalency.
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:06 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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The Monarchy is an important part of Canadian history and heritage. I say keep it.
I love my country the U.S., but one of the worst things we did was to not keep the monarchy. Exhibit "A" was Watergate; it took from Janaury 1973,when it became obvious that Nixon was non-functioning to August 1974 to do what it took Governor-General Sir John Kerr a small part of an afternoon to can Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister, installing Malcolm Frasier as caretaker PM until elections could be held a little more than a month latter. See 4. The crisis of 1974-75 – Parliament of Australia and The Dismissal of the Whitlam Government – November 11th, 1975. Ironically, this occurred as the Edmund Fitzgerald famously sank, see The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald November 10, 1975.

I'm quite sure that the Watergate turmoil had greater resemblences to a shipwreck than the more contemporaneous turfing of the Australian PM. The point being is the Queen Elizabeth would not have tolerated 18 months of nonsense on her royal watch. I prefer constitutional monarchy.

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Old 08-10-2019, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Québec
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The above statement makes no sense.

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It is perfect sense. Just because something is part of your history doesn't mean we should keep doing it.

Why should we elevate the bloodline of one family to a special status? IMO that makes no sense in a modern society. Everyone should be treated by their own achievements not because they were born in the right family.

No one has made a reply with an answer to that making sense.
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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No one has made a reply with an answer to that making sense.
Can you take the time to read this post? Excerpt quoted:
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I love my country the U.S., but one of the worst things we did was to not keep the monarchy. Exhibit "A" was Watergate.....The point being is the Queen Elizabeth would not have tolerated 18 months of nonsense on her royal watch. I prefer constitutional monarchy.
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