Saturday, October 10, 2009

1007...Who Is The Head Of State?

Campbell Clark in today's Globe and Mail asks "Just who does Governor-General Michaëlle Jean think she is? Canada's head of state? The Queen's representative? Or a bit of both? "

The question I ask is why do we need either?

The Prime Minister could be both, eh? Or we could do like Ireland and elect a President who cuts ribbons and kisses babies. Why do we need a foreign monarch to be our head of state?

WFDS

3 comments:

  1. It's not a "need." Perhaps it is good idea to change the 'way it is' for a new way, the 'way it will be.' Of course, giving Harper a majority will hasten that change, likely a change that most Canadians really would rather not occur.

    Do you really want to open up the constitution for constitutional change?

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  2. One, f*)k the constitution; I am not British, nor are any of my relatives; why should I have a foreign dignatary on my coins and why should I have to swear to her?

    Canada should be for Canadians.

    WFDS

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  3. The monarch is out dated and useless not to mention disgraceful(i.e. prince charles). Getting rid of that whole family would save us millions. The only swearing I do to the Queen is not apropiate for your your blog I'm sure.

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