Canadians say ties to monarchy should be cut when Queen dies


Murphy
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

I'm not too sure about that. I became more flatulent after going vegan. That said, I'm sure a vegan society would still produce less gas than all of the bovines we eat.

I hope you're not suggesting that we just let bovines die off! They have a right to live, and breed and stuff. If we could communicate with them, I think they'd like the idea of helping save the planet. They could wear something like this. There could be serious money in cow fart collecting!



We could dance for the cows and make them want to be more involved!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbXVveGB6Y
 
Curious Cdn
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I can see why. Dizziness can really f-ck you up.

Do tell, Gillespy.
 
Remington1
+1
#33
As much as Queen Elizabeth is more symbolic than an active contributor to Canada, I respect the tradition. She is patron to the Canadian Cancer Society, CDN Red Cross, CDN Humane Association and Colonel-in-Chief to the Armed Forces and the Grenadier Guards. Same as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc...Police Officers, Armed Forces, Public Servants, and new citizens swear alliance to the Queen (this one is probably going to change, new citizens don't want to accept this old tradition). In my opinion, I don't see any harm in being the oldest continuing monarchies in the world and for us to have a direct link to a powerful country like England. Plus my mom and my older beautiful aunts all love the Royal. LOL
 
taxslave
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

look to India for inspiration

... regime change by assassination ...

Seem to me that has happened in most European monarchies as well. Wasn't there a king got beheaded?
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#35
Police Officers, Armed Forces, Public Servants, and new citizens swear alliance to the Queen

... and to her heirs and sucessors. The oath is broken when we die, not when they die.

Then again, what's in a contract, eh?
 
darkbeaver
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

It won't happen and quite frankly the poll does not represent the majority of Canadians, it represents a small majority (53%) of Canadians polled. And we all know that polls can be very untrustworthy.

You're a snowflake leftist poofter. When a majority is not a majority?
 
taxslave
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

No, I'd go with an asteroid strike. Nuclear weapons might cause other problems. Having a giant rock hit the planet knocks bio-material into space and kills a bunch without possible 'glow in the dark' issues.

Now, limited nuclear strikes are an option I'd examine, if I had some say. I suspect they might be easier to manage.

The evidence from nukes leaking would suggest otherwise.
 
darkbeaver
+1
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by Remington1 View Post

As much as Queen Elizabeth is more symbolic than an active contributor to Canada, I respect the tradition. She is patron to the Canadian Cancer Society, CDN Red Cross, CDN Humane Association and Colonel-in-Chief to the Armed Forces and the Grenadier Guards. Same as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc...Police Officers, Armed Forces, Public Servants, and new citizens swear alliance to the Queen (this one is probably going to change, new citizens don't want to accept this old tradition). In my opinion, I don't see any harm in being the oldest continuing monarchies in the world and for us to have a direct link to a powerful country like England. Plus my mom and my older beautiful aunts all love the Royal. LOL

Oldest continuing monarchy in the world? No. Our direct link to the country like England is called The Bank of England. The Queen ias a stock holder, so are the kids and thier relatives. They ain't english and I hesitate to comment further about thier actual path to power.

They are able to approximate a human quite convincingly however.

They are cultivated in large replicating sacks resmbling big sweet potatoes. I have visited the nursery.
 
personal touch
#39
Ridiculous and BS!
 
Jinentonix
+1
#40
Get rid of 'em. I have no problem with Lizzy, she's been a pretty classy lady throughout a lot of sh*t in her life. However, considering the Queen nor the GG really interferes in the affairs of the Canadian govt nor are in integral part of it, I see no reason to keep the arrangement beyond the Queen's passing.
The position of Queen of Canada is purely a titular position. Which means the GG is nothing more than an un-elected representative of a figurehead. Why do we want to keep this arrangement?
 
personal touch
#41
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Get rid of 'em. I have no problem with Lizzy, she's been a pretty classy lady throughout a lot of sh*t in her life. However, considering the Queen nor the GG really interferes in the affairs of the Canadian govt nor are in integral part of it, I see no reason to keep the arrangement beyond the Queen's passing.
The position of Queen of Canada is purely a titular position. Which means the GG is nothing more than an un-elected representative of a figurehead. Why do we want to keep this arrangement?

How did I know you were going to say that?
 
MHz
#42
The Queen let her thoughts on that out yet?? Course if they want to pay us to uphold that tradition I'm sure our new bankers can come up with some suitable arrangement and sanctuary is always open should she or or her relatives need it. Homesteading permits would be the only offer that prevents extradition for crimes back home.
Last edited by MHz; Dec 29th, 2016 at 10:54 PM..
 
JLM
#43
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

The Queen let her thoughts on that out yet?? Course if they want to pay us to uphold that tradition I'm sure our new bankers can come up with some suitable arrangement and sanctuary is always open should she or or her relatives need it. Homesteading permits would be the only offer that prevents extradition for crimes back home.


There's a few pros and cons on the subject. One of the Pros I can think of is David Johnston. He is a person in my estimation who comports himself impeccably. Sometimes we have an obligation to make a showing in another country, and it's helpful to have a guy we can send down without fear of embarrassment.
 
Durry
+1
#44
We should keep the monarchy in order to help define our identity as Canadians.
If we don't define our identity in some fashion, then as we get more immigration, we will wind up as a hodge poge of nothing with no particular identity.
 
Murphy
#45
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Get rid of 'em. I have no problem with Lizzy, she's been a pretty classy lady throughout a lot of sh*t in her life. However, considering the Queen nor the GG really interferes in the affairs of the Canadian govt nor are in integral part of it, I see no reason to keep the arrangement beyond the Queen's passing.
The position of Queen of Canada is purely a titular position. Which means the GG is nothing more than an un-elected representative of a figurehead. Why do we want to keep this arrangement?

I agree. It's an irresponsible waste of money keeping the monarchy on here. A quick check will give everyone a rough idea of the millions wasted by the GG's office.

This money would be better spent on health care, education, pensions, etc.
 
JLM
#46
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

I agree. It's an irresponsible waste of money keeping the monarchy on here. A quick check will give everyone a rough idea of the millions wasted by the GG's office.

This money would be better spent on health care, education, pensions, etc.


What is the annual net gain/loss for Canada due to our connection to the Monarch?
 
MHz
+1
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

There's a few pros and cons on the subject. One of the Pros I can think of is David Johnston. He is a person in my estimation who comports himself impeccably. Sometimes we have an obligation to make a showing in another country, and it's helpful to have a guy we can send down without fear of embarrassment.

I don't have a problem listening to Lord Moncton.
 
Murphy
#48
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

What is the annual net gain/loss for Canada due to our connection to the Monarch?

I thought that I posted this information here a year or so ago.

http://forums.canadiancontent.net/ho...-monarchy.html

The Monarchist's League estimated 23 million, but that was 18 yrs ago. That didn't take into account all of the GG's office expenses, employees, etc. I recall over 100 million being bashed around.
Last edited by Murphy; Dec 29th, 2016 at 11:23 PM..
 
personal touch
+1
#49
Long Live our noble queen!
 
darkbeaver
#50
No one can inherit power. Power must be siezed by power and held with power. It must be earned or it isn't.

And regularly tested to ensure it's veracity.

The spoiled get of some fat potentate should never rule.

Let them prove themselves in the jungle.
 
Murphy
#51
I wouldn't use the word 'seized', but I think most would be happy with elected officials.
 
darkbeaver
#52
Seized as in opportunity, does the toad let a fly pass if he's not already stuffed? I'm not happy with the elected I want the victorious whoe's proven his/her ability to crush any opposition and grab the ring.

I don't want some trained suit occupying an office he/she hasn't bled for.
 
Murphy
#53
They also serve, who stand and bake.
 
Scooby
#54
We should be a republic, not a constitutional monarchy.
 
Murphy
#55
We'll get there. I think we have to waste a few billion more before most people arrive at that conclusion. Charles assuming the throne will be a big push in that direction.
 
Mowich
#56
We should keep the monarchy once Liz retires on the condition that Britain send Will, Kate and the kids to live and well kind of reign in Canada. We can tear down Rideau Hall and build them a kickass modern castle and, because we would no longer need a GG, the Trudeaus could move into this digs. Win - win situation as I see it.
 
personal touch
#57
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

No one can inherit power. Power must be siezed by power and held with power. It must be earned or it isn't.

And regularly tested to ensure it's veracity.

The spoiled get of some fat potentate should never rule.

Let them prove themselves in the jungle.

Certainly power is inherited
 
Mowich
+1
#58
Quote: Originally Posted by personal touch View Post

Certainly power is inherited

Certainly some power is inherited but not all. The recently departed Fidel is a prime example of how power can be seized.
 
personal touch
#59
As in Erza,seizing power,
Is it wrong?
 
JLM
-1
#60
Quote: Originally Posted by personal touch View Post

As in Erza,seizing power,
Is it wrong?


Erza/Ezra??