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OfflineSigno
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Is Canada still part of the British Empire?
    #4338456 - 06/26/05 05:20 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

The queen on the currency confuses me.


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Signo]
    #4338458 - 06/26/05 05:20 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

i dont think the canadians even know


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Signo]
    #4338629 - 06/26/05 08:49 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

The Queen is our head of state.

I don't think she really does anything, though.


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: trendal]
    #4338886 - 06/26/05 12:24 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Signo]
    #4338928 - 06/26/05 12:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

According to what I've read in the CIA Factbook (link is http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ ca.html - remove space before "ca.html")

"Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown." Elizabeth II is recognised as the Canadian "Head of State", although she has limited powers, I'm sure...


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Le_Canard]
    #4338948 - 06/26/05 01:01 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Isn't it part of the commonwealth?


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Los_Pepes]
    #4339024 - 06/26/05 01:38 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

The Queen is just a figure head now, although she still have "offical" ties to the Government they are largely just cerimonal now. These roles are performed by her repersentitive in the government the Governer General.

More or less if the Queen ever tried to tell the Canadian Government what to do they would just laugh. There is actually a bit of debate these days on if the royality should be removed entirely from the system even though it has no actual power anymore.


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Signo]
    #4339152 - 06/26/05 02:37 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I don't know why people ask questions like these on a drug messageboard when there are actual sources on the internet.

Would you ask a know-it-all moron about some simple facts when you had an encyclopedia in front of you? Of course not, unless you wanted to be misinformed. First, you have to wait for someone to respond to get an answer, and secondly, how can you trust them? These boards are filled with paranoid rants, bizarre, misinformed speculation, and angry ignorance.

Here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Nations

Next time, you might want to learn how to use Google for yourself.


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Phluck]
    #4341237 - 06/27/05 02:52 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Hey, i'm no expert but i this is what i know.
Canada is a dominion of the British. The queen is the head of canada, but she basically entrusts all aspects of governing to canadians. She is still involved with the military and canada is still very loyal to the monarchy. Canadians pay tax dollars to pay for the monarchy in fact. (ex. the queens visit just recently)


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Phluck]
    #4341355 - 06/27/05 03:29 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks bro, that's the politest way you can call someone an asshole in the Politics forum.  Perhaps you can point me to a web site which tells me how to use Google? :rolleyes:

I posted this for opinions from Canadians on current ties to the crown.  I am well aware of the real answer to this question.  The last thing we need is discussion on a topic though right?  That could cause some new insights, and we wouldn't want those.


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Signo]
    #4341997 - 06/27/05 07:13 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

>Perhaps you can point me to a web site which tells me how to use Google?

You are joking, but I am not :wink:

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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Anno]
    #4342038 - 06/27/05 07:27 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

She is just a figure head. I think the only reason we keep her is to keep all the old brainwashed people (who actually think she does/or means something) happy. I could care less about the queen, and I think most of my generation is the same way. If you say she means something to you then most likely you were brainwashed by your parents who were also brainwashed by theirs.


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Re: Is Canada still part of the British Empire? [Re: Anno]
    #4344405 - 06/27/05 08:32 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

lol...anno, you are the man.


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