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Old 03-10-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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Elizabeth II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is Supreme Governor of the Church of England and, in some of her realms, carries the title of Defender of the Faith as part of her full title.
On her accession on 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon.
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Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is a federal state governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
Monarchy of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada's constitution is based on the Westminster parliamentary model, wherein the role of the Queen is both legal and practical, but not political. The sovereign is vested with all the powers of state, collectively known as the royal prerogative, which stems from the people, who are thus considered subjects of the Crown.
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And the ULTIMATE REFERENCE SOURCE - movies - one can view "Fly Away Home" wherein the Canadian Game warden tells the schoolchildren, "These are the QUEEN'S GEESE...."
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Royal anthem: God Save the Queen
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I believe I do have the straight facts, and you have been misled to believe otherwise.

Queen Elizabeth's role in Canada is strictly symbolic. She has no actual role in our government, our politics, our justice system, our military, or any other aspect of Canadian life except as a symbol, a tradition from when we were part of the British Empire. So are we subjects of the Queen? Yes. But are we subjects of the Queen? No.
And if Canada wanted to leave the Commonwealth, no one could stop it.
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