NO. I think Canada should not abandon the
monarchy. It is part of our history, and with it
comes tradition. Both things are important to
me. God save the Queen!
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Prince George, British Columbia
YES. In my opinion, Canada should not be
a country that is content under the dictates
of a Queen with a throne in a foreign country.
I needed new glasses. The best price I
could get was just over $550. By travelling to
Victoria, a suggestion made by an employee at
the Nanaimo warehouse, I got my glasses for
$245. I would recommend that you push for
an optical department in Nanaimo. It would
attract a great deal of business.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
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NO. As a Canadian by choice, I prefer our constitutional monarchy system to any other. It
was one of the main reasons why I became a
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YES. The concept of a monarchy is totally antiquated, anti-democratic and even irrelevant to
contemporary Canada. Our British monarch
and her royal family may be formal, dignified
and even “nice,” but they, as well as the entire
concept of a ruling monarch, no longer relate
in any way to 21st-century Canada.
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The latest edition of The Costco
Connection just came in the mail. Congrats
to your crew on a fine job. I especially
enjoyed the photo contest and the story on
garden bulbs. (Winter lasts an awfully long
time in Edmonton, so I’m itching to do some
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NO. We will not know how blessed we are to
live under a parliamentary monarchy until we
lose it and take on the overbearing republican
system, which will essentially make us the 51st
God bless Canada as the Canadian monarchy that it is.
YES. Why should Canadian taxpayers pay
millions of dollars for a Governor General
who is just a symbolic head of state representing a Queen who is thousands of miles
away? Canada is a democracy, isn’t it?
I find it very disheartening that a writer based
out of Winnipeg would totally omit even
mentioning any of the incredible camping
areas of Manitoba and Saskatchewan (“On the
wild side,” March/April 2010). Places such as
West Hawk Lake, Lac du Bonnett, Whiteshell
Provincial Park and Porcupine Plain, just to
name a few. We have breathtaking beauty in
our provinces. We are not just one big waving
wheat field. Come visit us sometime and see
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