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Governor General - Why?

So we have a new one, but why?

I am not going to waste my time here venting my moderate disapproval of the fact that our new Commander in Chief and Head of State had a dual citizenship until 2 days ago, may have been an advocate for a separate Quebec and a broken Canada, or the fact that she conveniently happens to be a Quebecor, coincidentally the Province where the Liberals are in so much hot water.

Instead I'm going to focus on...

Why do we have the Governor General at all?

25 Governor Generals and counting - and millions of dollars worth of travel, wine and dining. Is this really great use of our resources? I understand the value of tradition, but as a product of a generation that has become increasingly disconnected from our Monarchical ties, the more and more I believe that the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament could just as easily be doing the same job.

All this seems to me is be a very plush political appointment that does not do anything to serve Canadians. I would much rather see our head of state and head of government be consolidated in a single position. What reason do we have to continue to be a part of the Commonwealth?

I would be interested to hear your views.


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