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The Queen’s in town but Canadians are lukewarm on monarchy

A national survey reveals we’re not a nation of monarchists


 

Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Canada this week coincides with a new national survey that reveals that this population has lukewarm feelings about the concept of monarchy. In a new, word-association sampling of Canadian opinion on subjects ranging from ideology and governance to culture and religion, the survey of 1,500 people by the Association for Canadian Studies found words such as “monarchy,” “capitalism” and “socialism,” had a lukewarm response, while a powerfully positive response came for terms such as “family values,” “equality” and “multiculturalism.” There was a distinctly negative reaction to “left-wing,” “right-wing,” “separatism” and “Islam.” Overall, about 49 per cent of Canadians had a negative reaction to the word “monarchy” with just 41 per cent positive. This result was influenced by the overwhelming distaste for the term in Quebec, where respondents were 69 per cent against the concept, compared to 17 per cent in favour. ACS director Jack Jedwab said, “In an age when words matter and we need to use words carefully, this gives a lot of insight into what resonates and what doesn’t.”

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The Queen’s in town but Canadians are lukewarm on monarchy

  1. what are canadians to do? this tradition is dated and probably is part reason why dysfunction is institutionalized in this cob web of a country…..
    many people are shouting republic….agreeably when can this minority government/country learn to walk all by its lil ole lonesome self?
    sic

    • This country does walk by it's self.The figure head of the Queen is one of the last remaining ties to the Canada that existed before turdeau libralism started the rot with the twin lies of bilingualism and multiculturalism.the Queen stands for our history and reason for being.If there is a failing point regarding our past history it is that the Brits allowed the "disfunctional" area of the country to fester as it has.

      • this olde phiarrtt of a person is as regal as hitler and an ego to go with it…she might be your loving sweet ass queen but to others she represents evil, hate, bigotry, a racist egotistic corrupt personality…i am quite certain human kind would have done quite well in advancing mind by themselves as a whole then pandering to some gawd awful sinister beings who call themselves royalty…..