The newspaper headline says it all:
“I’m a new Canadian, now let’s ditch the King”.
Sasha Akhavi writes, “Born and raised in a country south of here that bases much of its identify on having rejected the British monarchy, I recently had the honour of taking the oath of Canadian citizenship.”
He goes on to point out that the celebratory occasion “substantially centred around pledging allegiance to the same monarchy I was raised to abhor. I am now a faithful subject to King Charles III — but I do not wish to be. My first act of Canadian citizenship is to call upon my MP to support severing governmental ties between Canada and the British monarchy.”
OK. Sasha understands, as do I, that getting all the provinces to agree on reforms about the Head of State office can be demanding. But if countries like Barbados and Jamaica can free themselves from British colonialism, and knowing that more than half of our fellow citizens now want out too, I’d say it can be done.
So King Charlie, you languish on in the UK where they still care about the monarchy, but those of us who no longer do, see ya!