Curtis: Should Canada cut ties with the monarchy and become a republic?

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11 June, 2012
By: John Curtis
Adjunct Professor at Queen's University and Chair of Statistics Canada's Advisory Committee on International Trade Statistics

Yes, in due course as the formal ties to the monarchy (Queen of Canada, etc.) become less-and-less based in reality; recognizing the British monarch as Head of the Commonwealth should and could be maintained as there’s no reality test in that case. Having a foreign Head of State confuses both most Canadians and certainly most foreigners and weakens a clear sense of a unique Canadian identity.

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