Is it pointless to debate the monarchy in Canada?

Is it pointless to debate the monarchy in Canada?

In some ways, debating is meaningless because the monarchy isn't going away. It's not only that the Queen's view is irreversibly enshrined in the Constitution, or close to it, given the need of province unanimity. The British government could decide tomorrow to un-do the last royal act and restore the monarchy as it was before 1776.

But the opposite is also true: The monarchy can always be revived if necessary. And since it is impossible to predict when this might become necessary, it makes sense to have a monarchy that will survive such events.

The idea of debating the monarchy is therefore somewhat futile but at the same time important. It sends a signal to the Crown that its existence is in danger and needs protection. This message can only be understood by those who do not know any better. For others, it is just another opportunity for more parties to show their opinion on an issue of little importance to most Canadians.

Since the monarchy is important only to those who are not interested in politics, there is no point in discussing it publicly. Those who want to make themselves heard should send a letter to their MP or write a blog post. But since most issues before Parliament are debated for either/or reasons, this means that the monarchist party should stand up and speak loudly or else stay silent.

Should Canada keep the monarchy or abolish it?

The monarchy should be abolished in Canada. It should also wait until Queen Elizabeth II has died before making any changes to the status quo. Then, collectively, Canadians should select what organization we should establish to replace the monarchy.

The monarchy was only made legal in 1760, when the British Parliament passed the Act of Dependency. This act made Canada a part of the Kingdom of Great Britain and changed the previous system of government (which was based on the French model) into one that was inherited from England. Until then, Canada had been an independent country called Nova Scotia after its main city.

Great Britain's royal family is responsible for ruling the country while the prime minister is away from home. They make laws, give medals, declare wars, and do many other things. But they don't need to be elected by anyone. The queen can decide at any time who her successor will be. However, she usually waits until someone else takes over first.

In most countries, including Canada, the monarch is either a descendant of both William III and Mary II or just one of them. In the case of Prince Charles, he is a descendant of both kings because they were all children of King James II. But since there are no other descendants of either king, Charles would have to abdicate if he wanted to marry outside the royal family.

Why does Canada not need a queen or king?

Here are five quick facts on why Canada does not require a queen (or king). 1. She is a figurehead with no power. While she appears to be a lovely woman, Elizabeth II, the present Queen of England, is only a figurehead for the 16 sovereign kingdoms she "rules" over. The real power lies with her cabinet of ministers and their decisions.

2. They have a president who doesn't require a monarch's approval to make laws or appoint officials. The Canadian presidency is similar to that of the United States in many ways; however, unlike the King of England or the President of the United States, the Governor General can veto bills passed by Parliament. If the Governor General refuses to sign a bill, then it cannot become law.

3. Their prime minister does not require royal assent to make laws or appoint officials. The Prime Minister of Canada leads his or her government and has a huge impact on legislation but does not require royal assent to make laws. When they want to pass more substantive changes to existing laws or create new laws, they can call together the House of Commons and the Senate and get them to vote on these issues too.

4. They do not use royal prerogative powers. Royal prerogative powers are exceptions to the rule of law that allow the monarch to make laws or issue orders without having them approved by Parliament. These include such powers as the right to grant pardons and the ability to make treaties.

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Cheryl Espinoza

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