Citizens for a Canadian Republic


B00Mer
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Citizens for a Canadian Republic



Citizens for a Canadian Republic, a non-partisan, not-for-profit Canadian corporation, believes it is time for Canada to become a parliamentary republic with a resident, democratically selected Canadian as head of state, instead of a non-resident, hereditary monarch.

We believe this goal can be achieved without compromising our heritage, parliamentary traditions or our membership in the Commonwealth, where most nations are already republics.

Presently, Canada is a constitutional monarchy. It shares its unelected, hereditary head of state, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, with that country and fourteen other former British colonies. In Canada, the Governor General is the representative of the Queen and acts in her name on the advice of Parliament. Therefore, in practice, the Queen is Canada's 'official' head of state, while the Governor General is our 'acting' head of state.

The Prime Minister is the head of government.

By definition, a republic is a government without a monarch as head of state.

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What'cha think... time to get rid of the monarcy
 
Curious Cdn
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Where's the hammer and sickle, Comrade?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Where's the hammer and sickle, Comrade?


That's the first thing I thought when I saw it as well.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Where's the hammer and sickle, Comrade?

That's wheat..
 
Curious Cdn
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It's the Communist Chinese star at the top that is off-putting.

I suppose that it works for Vancouver.
 
gerryh
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taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Citizens for a Canadian Republic



Citizens for a Canadian Republic, a non-partisan, not-for-profit Canadian corporation, believes it is time for Canada to become a parliamentary republic with a resident, democratically selected Canadian as head of state, instead of a non-resident, hereditary monarch.

We believe this goal can be achieved without compromising our heritage, parliamentary traditions or our membership in the Commonwealth, where most nations are already republics.

Presently, Canada is a constitutional monarchy. It shares its unelected, hereditary head of state, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, with that country and fourteen other former British colonies. In Canada, the Governor General is the representative of the Queen and acts in her name on the advice of Parliament. Therefore, in practice, the Queen is Canada's 'official' head of state, while the Governor General is our 'acting' head of state.

The Prime Minister is the head of government.

By definition, a republic is a government without a monarch as head of state.

more....

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What'cha think... time to get rid of the monarcy

I'm in.
 
Curious Cdn
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Dos vedanya Tovarisch!
 
Machjo
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Citizens for a world federation.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

I'm in.


Maybe we can have a 2nd Amendment

Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

Citizens for a world federation.


That's what the UN is trying and Islam as the ruler.
 
Frankiedoodle
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Once the Queen passes away or becomes unable to reign, there will be major changes in the Commonwealth. There is little doubt that it will dissolve. The reason the monarchy is so strong is because of the popularity she has. There is no way Charles would be able to approach her political savy.
 
MHz
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Let's make him the banker also and have his picture and address at every post office, just as incentive to be honest and his income is $1 more that poverty level, just so poverty is the first thing on the list of what to eliminate.

Quote: Originally Posted by Frankiedoodle View Post

There is no way Charles would be able to approach her political savy.

He'll be dead before she is, one of his surviving sons is the next in line.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Frankiedoodle View Post

Once the Queen passes away or becomes unable to reign, there will be major changes in the Commonwealth. There is little doubt that it will dissolve. The reason the monarchy is so strong is because of the popularity she has. There is no way Charles would be able to approach her political savy.

Quebec will block the end of the Monarchy just to be ornery.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

That's wheat..

The flag stinks, Boomer. You can have your Republic - good luck with that - but the Canadian flag as is, stays.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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President Trudeau ..... no, just doesn't have a nice ring to that.
 
AnnaG
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Merriam-Webster -
Pipe dream: a hope, wish, or dream that is impossible to achieve or not practical
 
Jinentonix
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Quote:

Presently, Canada is a constitutional monarchy. It shares its unelected, hereditary head of state, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, with that country and fourteen other former British colonies. In Canada, the Governor General is the representative of the Queen and acts in her name on the advice of Parliament. Therefore, in practice, the Queen is Canada's 'official' head of state, while the Governor General is our 'acting' head of state.

What a load of bullsh*t. The fact is, the Queen is the titular head of Canada and nothing more, occasionally presiding over some ceremonial crap. The only time the Queen can actually act on behalf of Canada insofar as policy goes is when she is petitioned directly by the federal govt. And the last time that happened she declined to act. The Queen is not the least bit interested in running or ruling Canada.
 
Blackleaf
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I'm sure the Corbynistas love that design. Very Soviet/North Korean.

Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

The only time the Queen can actually act on behalf of Canada insofar as policy goes is when she is petitioned directly by the federal govt.

Or when she decides to use one of the powers she has under the royal prerogative, such as dissolving the Canadian parliament; sacking a Canadian PM; calling Canadian elections; forcing Canada to declare war; issuing and withdrawing the Canadian passport to or from an individual or individuals etc etc.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

What a load of bullsh*t. The fact is, the Queen is the titular head of Canada and nothing more, occasionally presiding over some ceremonial crap. The only time the Queen can actually act on behalf of Canada insofar as policy goes is when she is petitioned directly by the federal govt. And the last time that happened she declined to act. The Queen is not the least bit interested in running or ruling Canada.

All the more reason to dump the embarrassment.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Frankiedoodle View Post

Once the Queen passes away or becomes unable to reign, there will be major changes in the Commonwealth. There is little doubt that it will dissolve.

Have you got any stonewall evidence for this?
 
Machjo
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The monarchy should be improved to incorporate the advantages of a republic while retaining the advantages of a monarchy. It is much easier to graft the advantages of a republic onto a monarchy than vice versa.

For example, I could see us exploring the possibility of an elective monarchy.
 
AnnaG
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meh I would rather have a more direct democracy as I keep mentioning. Every voter can get access to a iPad, library computer, net cafe computer, Mac, or whatever so there is a way for each voter to vote in referendums.
Representative democracy is a sad joke. It is why we keep ending up with duds like Martin, Harper, etc. and why the fed is a gargantuan waste of taxpayers' money.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Or when she decides to use one of the powers she has under the royal prerogative, such as dissolving the Canadian parliament; sacking a Canadian PM; calling Canadian elections; forcing Canada to declare war; issuing and withdrawing the Canadian passport to or from an individual or individuals etc etc.

If she ever did that, that would be a reason to get rid of the monarchy. Otherwise, its not worth the cost of change.
 
Curious Cdn
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If she ever did that, you would see 36,000,000 bare bums waggling in your direction across the North Atlantic.