The Queen is the Canadian Crown

by Philippe Lagassé

The full article was published in the Ottawa Citizen on January 9, 2012

Should Canada abandon its constitutional monarchy and become a republic? Several commentators and notable politicians think so.

Accustomed to seeing the monarchy as a quaint symbol of Canada’s colonial past, many Canadians have been irked by the Conservatives’ blunt reminders that the Queen stands at the apex of the Canadian state. Surely, critics argue, it is time to have a Canadian head of state? Could we not, at the very least, bestow the title on the governor general?….

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