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Who should be Canada's next head of state?

Canadians know the identity of their next Governor General but a question lingers regarding who will serve as the country's next head of state.

Lee Berthiaume, The Hill Times

Canadians know the identity of their next Governor General but a question lingers regarding who will serve as the country's next head of state. Constitutionally, it is the Queen's current heir and successor, Prince Charles. His connections to Canada however are weaker than those of his wife Camilla whose forebear served as the Prime Minister of the old Province of Canada, or of his brother Andrew who spent six months at Ontario's Lakefield College, or of his nephew Peter who is married to a Canadian. Some ask whether it is not more appropriate to have a Canadian to personify formally the Canadian state. John Manley, when he was deputy prime minister, said that he hoped to see the end of the monarchy in Canada when Elizabeth's reign ends. Many seem to share his position.

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Who should be Canada's next head of state?

Canadians know the identity of their next Governor General but a question lingers regarding who will serve as the country's next head of state.

Lee Berthiaume, The Hill Times

Canadians know the identity of their next Governor General but a question lingers regarding who will serve as the country's next head of state. Constitutionally, it is the Queen's current heir and successor, Prince Charles. His connections to Canada however are weaker than those of his wife Camilla whose forebear served as the Prime Minister of the old Province of Canada, or of his brother Andrew who spent six months at Ontario's Lakefield College, or of his nephew Peter who is married to a Canadian. Some ask whether it is not more appropriate to have a Canadian to personify formally the Canadian state. John Manley, when he was deputy prime minister, said that he hoped to see the end of the monarchy in Canada when Elizabeth's reign ends. Many seem to share his position.

  

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