British monarchy


God Save the Superstars!

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July 2, 2011

Roland Paris raises a very good point in his latest entry: why is it that most Canadians don’t care about the nationality of our head of state? Obviously, this is not an important issue for our daily lives. But symbolically it surely is. And symbols are oftentimes important. For instance, a truly Canadian head of […]


No Republicanism, Please – We’re Canadian

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July 1, 2011

It’s Canada Day and our future king and queen are visiting Ottawa on their first foreign trip as a married couple.  But is this really a “foreign” trip for Will and Kate?  If and when Prince William becomes king, he will not only be Canada’s sovereign; he will symbolically embody the Canadian state, which makes it hard […]