No room left in Canada for British monarchy

It is time for Canada to abolish the monarchy! Canadian patriotism is at an all-time high. Even Quebec separatism is at an all-time low, somewhere around 28 percent.

It is time for Canada to abolish the monarchy!

Canadian patriotism is at an all-time high. Even Quebec separatism is at an all-time low, somewhere around 28 percent.

A poll released this month shows support for ditching the monarchy at about 66 per cent, which shows the Harper government is going in the wrong direction.

I too was a staunch supporter for the monarchy for quite awhile, although seeing the outpouring of Canadian pride only leaves me to accept we are only Canadians, we are not British or American or French — there is only the Canadian family.

Given this, I feel it is time we Canadians demand our government push for a referendum on abolishing the monarchy all together.

What system of government we want after I would leave for debate, but would hope Canadians would not take the American style Republican system.

John Bourassa

Red Deer