Friday, July 02, 2010

She's nice but she's foreign.

There's no doubt the Canadian monarchy still has legs. Queen Elizabeth evidently drew the largest crowd to the Canada Day events on Parliament Hill since, well, since the last time she came. And she has been inspiring several of my friends and constant reads to share defences of the monarchical principle.

I ain't convinced. We can't go on with this rent-a-queen system. As Michael Bliss said during the prorogation crisis last winter:
The whole mess of that crisis ought to underline how ill suited Canada’s monarchical government has become for a 21st-century democracy.
My own republican thoughts republished here.
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