Majority of Canadians think royal family ‘no longer relevant’

Majority of Canadians think royal family ‘no longer relevant’

The Guardian

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Tumultuous exit of Canada’s governor general prompts questioning of role and monarchy

The tumultuous exit of Canada’s governor general has left Canadians questioning the need for a constitutional monarchy, according to new polling which shows that 55% of respondents believe the royal family is no longer relevant.

In Canada, the governor general is the representative of Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. The role has long been seen as largely ceremonial, but moved to the political centre stage last month when Julie Payette stepped down from her position amid allegations of bullying and harassment of staff.

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