BLIZZARD: Avoid temptation to make Canada a republic
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Discussion posted by: David McNamara
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commandeered the airwaves last week to speak to the nation, pundits predicted he was about to make an announcement of grave national importance. Turned out he was using TV networks to deliver an infomercial for his lame throne speech. Some — myself included — speculated he might announce that Canada was ending its centuries-long relationship with the Crown and would become a republic. With Trudeau, no doubt, as its first president. This is not an irrational hypothesis, given the announcement earlier this month that Barbados will drop the Queen as its head of state next year.