Should Canada become a republic?


B00Mer
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49% of Canadians wanted to abolish the constitutional monarchy structure then and become a republic, with an elected head of state. ... Only a minority 27% preferred Canada to remain a monarchy, while the plurality 43% preferred Canada to have an elected head of state.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deba...5%E2%80%932009

I for one think it's time, give the Provinces more powers, senate must be elected by the people.. more individual rights
 
The Left
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Would nice with a republic in Canada.
 
Curious Cdn
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Try getting all of the Provinces to agree to that, so that we can amend the Constitution.

Then again, pigs sez he can fly.
 
The Left
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Like 50 % in Europe and all countries in Africa also Canada?
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

49% of Canadians wanted to abolish the constitutional monarchy structure then and become a republic, with an elected head of state. ... Only a minority 27% preferred Canada to remain a monarchy, while the plurality 43% preferred Canada to have an elected head of state.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deba...5%E2%80%932009
I for one think it's time, give the Provinces more powers, senate must be elected by the people.. more individual rights

Depends on what the new constitution says.
 
captain morgan
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I suspect that the nation will splinter prior to altering format
 
The Left
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

I suspect that the nation will splinter prior to altering format

Like Frances, German, Italian and more in Europe.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Depends on what the new constitution says.

Sorta like the US would be nice
 
The Left
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Sorta like the US would be nice

If the US want republic but the don't wanted instead Canada about big leftist is therefore every want republic to the leftist populate.

Is leftist rights I spelling to all.
 
Hoid
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The idea of an elected senate sounds awfully expensive to me.

It sounds like a recipe for political gridlock.

If you had system like that wouldn't you just be inviting periodic government shut downs over ideological issues?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The idea of an elected senate sounds awfully expensive to me.
It sounds like a recipe for political gridlock.
If you had system like that wouldn't you just be inviting periodic government shut downs over ideological issues?


Checks and balances.. That's what makes the best democracy
 
The Left
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Checks and balances.. That's what makes the best democracy

I think republic best view in too Canada.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The idea of an elected senate sounds awfully expensive to me.

Compared to sending $223 million to Latin America and the Caribbean?
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

It sounds like a recipe for political gridlock.
If you had system like that wouldn't you just be inviting periodic government shut downs over ideological issues?

It's either that or continue having un-elected patronage jerks making utterly biased decisions and then retiring with a golden pension. Basically it's six of one, half dozen of the other.
 
Cliffy
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All senate seats should have a time limit - 2 like the PM.
 
justlooking
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

All senate seats should have a time limit - 2 like the PM.




Like whose PM ?
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

All senate seats should have a time limit - 2 like the PM.

Um...what? There are no term limits for PMs in Canada.
 
justlooking
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His stupidity is showing........................ again.
 
Serryah
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Um...what? There are no term limits for PMs in Canada.


He's saying there should be a 2 term limit on being PM, not that there is one currently.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

He's saying there should be a 2 term limit on being PM, not that there is one currently.

There is one practically. I can only remember three PMs that lasted more than that ... MacDonald, Makenzie King and Trudeau the Elder. They were all a while back now and it is far from being the normal pattern of this country.

BTW, We don't elect Prime Ministers in the Westminster system. It doesn't work that way, at all. If you think that the American system is a template for good governance, think again. A telling endichment of that dysfunctional mess is that no one else has copied it in 2-1/2 centuries, it's so bad. A few Latin American countries sort of did and every one of them ended up as dictatorships.

We have the worst system around ... except for the other ones.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

He's saying there should be a 2 term limit on being PM, not that there is one currently.

Read again.....that's not what he said
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

All senate seats should have a time limit - 2 like the PM.

 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

All senate seats should have a time limit - 2 like the PM.

One recess should be lots of time.

Like "work up" base ball...three swings and NEXT!!!

BTW:
The only PMs I know of that have 'term Limits' are "Pulse modulators"



You kNWO ...the fictional kind.
 
The Left
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

One recess should be lots of time.

Like "work up" base ball...three swings and NEXT!!!
BTW:
The only PMs I know of that have 'term Limits' are "Pulse modulators"

You kNWO ...the fictional kind.

The overwalking cartoon and I like everything speaking of Disney.
 
The Left
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Depends on what the new constitution says.

Best with Republic in Canada with.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

He's saying there should be a 2 term limit on being PM, not that there is one currently.

No he said that Senators should be limited to two terms, like the PM.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Sorta like the US would be nice


The US has a fine system of government which they have ignored whenever possible. They are ruled by the banking monarchy anyway.

t
 
The Left
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

The US has a fine system of government which they have ignored whenever possible. They are ruled by the banking monarchy anyway.
t

Government in the US is so bad better off by Canadian election 2019 the New Republic wanted by PM by plus football better ego in Europe.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

The US has a fine system of government which they have ignored whenever possible. They are ruled by the banking monarchy anyway.
t

... that and gormless Hillbillies who figger they get their power from Jaysus.
 
The Left
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

...Jaysus.

The prophet Jesus wasn't idol of mine.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

... that and gormless Hillbillies who figger they get their power from Jaysus.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Avn2nT16FA
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Avn2nT16FA

Actually, I had you in mind, Walter.
 

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