Flushing British Monarchy Out Of Canada

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Here is a well-stated opinion piece on disentangling independent country Canada from foreign monarchy.

Monarchy shouldn’t be part of Canada’s political future

"I went through the citizenship ceremony in 2009, one thing we had in common was our attitude towards reciting an oath to the queen. Far from being the prideful, clear chant that the citizenship handbooks demanded, it was a low murmur at best. I think we had too much personal pride to devalue ourselves by swearing allegiance to the monarchy — something that most Canadians don’t have to do, and that I doubt they would if it were asked of them.

We shouldn’t be asked to be proud of a system that, on a foundational level, robs us of autonomy. And if we can’t be proud of it, there’s no reason to keep it."
  • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
    TB

    I'll just drink my tea and keep shtum.

    Rgds
    Dan
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by jimbo13 View Post

      TB

      I'll just drink my tea and keep shtum.

      Rgds
      Dan
      I had to look up shtum. Now I've got a new word for my vocabulary.

      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

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      It's not something I think a lot an awful lot.<snip>
      I guess I'm afflicted with Repetitive Royal Stress Syndrome. If CBC stopped reporting on those royal dullards so much, maybe I'd think about it less myself. Also, I dread the day I have to see Charles' ugly royal inbred face every time I use Canadian money.
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      • Profile picture of the author socialentry
        If I was Prime Minister for life, I would definetely abolish the monarchy.
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        • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
          Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

          If I was Prime Minister for life, I would definetely abolish the monarchy.
          then you would be president

          oh no, not another one
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      • Profile picture of the author bravo75
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        I had to look up shtum. Now I've got a new word for my vocabulary.



        I dread the day I have to see Charles' ugly royal inbred face every time I use Canadian money.
        Lol, tell us what you think!
        I like a person who speaks his mind and I agree with you.
        I will take it a step further:
        ugly, royal, inbred, overprivilliged, German face. I wouldn't mind having just a fraction of his money, though. Lucky *******.

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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    If I compiled a list of things wrong with the world, my 600GB hard drive wouldn't be big enough.
    Canadians getting a wild hair up their arse about the British monarchy amuses me at best.

    That's not to say I don't agree with you, though. I have my own thoughts on the whole monarchy thing and let's just say, I don't think it's positive in any way, shape or form. It benefits nobody.
    It's not something I think a lot an awful lot.

    In my 3 years spent in Canada, I can't remember anyone giving a shit about it. At least I never heard anyone say anything negative about it. Who cares?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rendition
    TB

    I'll just drink my tea and keep shtum.

    Rgds
    Dan
    Ill do the same but with coffee.
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    • Profile picture of the author maree
      i am very proud of Canada's status as a monarchy and its affiliation with the British monarchy. It's like having a very large extended family! As a dominion, it connects us to many parts of the world and provides a historic and global feeling to our identity.
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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by maree View Post

        i am very proud of Canada's status as a monarchy and its affiliation with the British monarchy. It's like having a very large extended family! As a dominion, it connects us to many parts of the world and provides a historic and global feeling to our identity.
        For me, the vestiges of imperialism are not something I look upon fondly. If conversations I have had with different folks are any indication, it is something I have in common with people around the world, including such countries as China and India. You could say that a contempt for the British monarchy gives me a connection with people all over the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    The problem you have is that the alternative situation is unclear or undesirable.
    ie, it will probably be a politician as head of state, elected by other politicians.
    If most people don't like that alternative, the status quo remains.


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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I always thought it be really cool to have a Queen or King.
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      Just wait a second – so what you're telling me is that my chance of surviving all this is directly linked to the common sense of others? You’re kidding, right?
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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I always thought it be really cool to have a Queen or King.
        You have Elvis.


        Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

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        I will take it a step further:
        ugly, royal, inbred, overprivilliged, German face. I wouldn't mind having just a fraction of his money, though. Lucky *******.
        http://www.therichest.org/money/how-...rince-charles/

        Prince Charles does have a sizable chunk of wealth that he was born into, which provides a nice firm ground to stand on when pontificating to others about living a "sustainable" lifestyle. If everyone lived his lifestyle, the world's resources would be emptied in no time flat, lol. He's Britain's answer to Al Gore.

        "...mostly, Prince Charles generated income from his inherited landed estate, Duchy of Cornwall estate which was built in 1337 by Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward. The main purpose of The Duchy is to provide a secure income for the prince and the future Princes of Wales. Today this estate has a property portfolio worth over one billion dollars."
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