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Would We Be Better Off Without The Royals?

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Certainly Hello Magazine would take a hit, but wouldn't the collective wealth of Brit royals, be put to better use elsewhere? Like helping that country out in times of economic uncertainty? Or perhaps by giving the money to various charities so the starving and uneducated no longer have to be?

Or should they be kept around so they can rule over their glorious empire through the tabloids? I for one can't wait for what, if any, significance King William will have on western society during his reign.

If you take all the collective wealth of the royal families, including the oil royals, the church, the greedy, soulless coorporate bigwigs, and the rest of the capitalist elite, and distibute it among the masses, you would find that the world would essentially be saved. (As long as some people don't become more equal than others, i suppose.)

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The problem is getting rid of the Queen of Canada and her delegates the Governor General and Lieutenant Governors requires a unanimous amendment to the Constitution of Canada and can only be modified by a unanimous vote of all the provinces plus the two Houses of Parliament known as the "unanimity formula" per section 41 (a) of the Constitution Act, 1982:

41. An amendment to the Constitution of Canada in relation to the following matters may be made by proclamation issued by the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada only where authorized by resolutions of the Senate and House of Commons and of the legislative assemblies of each province:

(a) the office of the Queen, the Governor General and the Lieutenant Governor of a province;

That possibility seems to be on the order of chance of slim and none... and slim has left the building. So it is pure fantasy without any real world foundation.

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Yes, because there have never been any similar revolutions in the real world.

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Yes, because there have never been any similar revolutions in the real world.

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There are a lot of Canadians who, like me, have a lot of loyalty and affection for Queen Elizabeth herself. Maybe the old girl is keeping the foothold in Canada single-handed and the topic might be more contested once she is gone.

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Far better off, besides being pointless, I feel bad for new citizens who have to swear an oath to symbolism.

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If you take all the collective wealth of the royal families, including the oil royals, the church, the greedy, soulless coorporate bigwigs, and the rest of the capitalist elite, and distibute it among the masses, you would find that the world would essentially be saved. (As long as some people don't become more equal than others, i suppose.)

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(As long as some people don't become more equal than others, i suppose.)

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I'd love to know how much of my taxes goes toward the royal family. I think this is one tradition we need to get rid of. There is simply no reason for it!

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but but ... but

what we we call the Victoria hockey team?

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I'd love to know how much of my taxes goes toward the royal family. I think this is one tradition we need to get rid of. There is simply no reason for it!

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Or not.

Not sure about the others on my 'be rid of' list, but it's funny that nobody so far has stated any impotant function the royals serve to make it a bad idea to be rid of them.

Can someone enlighten me as to what purpose the royals serve other than to 'be royal' and to be tabloid fodder?

What? They are a tradition? So was slavery and nailing people to a cross.

We don't need the monarchy to 'be Canadian,' that's for sure. The old empire has faded away. There are barely any ties to the UK anymore as we mature as a nation. And the remembered importance of their monarchy is grandfathering away as we treat the royals like Kim Kardashian. 'What has she done to become famous?' 'I dunno. She just... Is...'

Perplexed that we incorporate many socialist ideals in this country but still hold onto the monarchy, even if they're useless. Do we need the tabloid garbage for our amusement? Or are these people a source of legitimate pride?

These are symptoms of the human condition. If we could wave a magic wand and get rid of the Royal Family, contemporary religion, etc. we would eventually find other ways in which to marginalize different sets of people and create new problems that threaten our species as well as the world itself.

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As long as we're not paying for their wealthy lives, I'm indifferent towards the monarchy.

I could care less about the traditions behind the royal family, but at the same time, getting rid of this tradition will take up way too much time in Parliament. Our constitution will make this entire process a living nightmare.

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I'd love to know how much of my taxes goes toward the royal family. I think this is one tradition we need to get rid of. There is simply no reason for it!

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