I know this question pops up every 25 years about whether Canada should be a republic or not...
I feel that serious changes should be made to the constitution to change Canada into a Federal Presidential Republic.
Here are the main motivations:
-Canada's federal is way too centralized
-Canada is divided and has been since at least the 1960s due to disagreements over more autonomy for certain provinces.
-Having the Queen (represented by the Governor-General) as head of state is only symbolic and has no clear impact on Canadian politics. Also, it only reminds Canadians of a British colonial past without autonomy as a nation
-Our election system is needs serious improvement that republicanism can provide
How republicanism can resolve these issues:
-A republican system in Canada would permit us to reform the system to decentralize the federal government and provide equal autonomy to provinces regarding language laws, the justice system, social programs, culture, health care and other jurisdictions
-Making Canada a republic would unite the country in the sense that granting more autonomy to provinces in an equal fashion would settle most differences and issues provinces have with our current confederation
-Replacing the Queen and Governor-General with a president as head of state would add more effectiveness to legislation-making and completely end our ties to the British Monarchy, thus recreating our identity as a nation
-Having a republican system in Canada would allow us to reform the electoral system to better represent citizens and decrease the number of political parties to add effeciency to the federal government.
It is important to understand that having this type of system would not make us like the USA since we would create our own brand of republicanism.
I think that our country as a whole would become more united and stronger as a republic, allowing us to become even more competitive economically and to better govern our country.
I only wonder if most Canadians would agree with this type of change.
What do you think?