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« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2022, 01:45:23 pm »
Line to view Queen now 8 km and waits could be up to 24 hrs. David Beckham waited 12 hrs in line to view.
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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2022, 03:49:00 pm »
Line to view Queen now 8 km and waits could be up to 24 hrs. David Beckham waited 12 hrs in line to view.

Excuse me this is the Queen haters thread, the serf thread is elsewhere.

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« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2022, 04:02:17 pm »
No one had any thoughts on my post about Elections BC and the BC Supreme Court handling controversial elections? 

Would this work in place of the Lieutenant Governor? 

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2022, 04:13:49 pm »
No one had any thoughts on my post about Elections BC and the BC Supreme Court handling controversial elections? 

Would this work in place of the Lieutenant Governor?

Don't know but once courts get involved, things can go on forever.
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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2022, 04:42:49 pm »
Don't know but once courts get involved, things can go on forever.

The process can be prescribed by legislation and wouldn’t need to take “forever”.  How do you think countries without monarchies do it now?  (No, the USA is not a good example)


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« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2022, 04:55:09 pm »
In our government, the crown's function is as a custodian or caretaker that oversees the peaceful transfer of power and is occasionally called upon to act as a referee. We had that a few years ago here in BC when the Christy Clark Liberals attempted to form a minority government despite having fewer seats than the NDP/Green Party coalition. BC's Lieutenant Governor at the time played a key role in sorting out that mess, declining Clark's request for a new election after the non-confidence motion defeated the Clark government, and allowing Horgan's coalition government to proceed.

And you might say "well, big deal. This was just a ceremonial figurehead acting on the advice given by some constitutional scholars."  And that's true. And you might say "so we could have just got the same result by just appointing an expert to make the decision."  And that's the part where I say "not so fast." Because that necessitates the question, who appoints the expert?

We've had plenty of opportunity to watch the kind of shenanigans that our friends to the south have gotten up to over the years, and especially in recent years.  Does that really give you much faith in the independence and objectivity of appointed experts?

 -k

If the bulk of the work is being done by the constitutional scholars, does it really matter who appoints the middleman? Right now, the PM basically chooses the GG and LGs.
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« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2022, 05:28:32 pm »
The process can be prescribed by legislation and wouldn’t need to take “forever”.  How do you think countries without monarchies do it now?  (No, the USA is not a good example)

How do they do it now?
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« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2022, 07:25:24 pm »
Just watched an interview of Jason Kenny who had been standing in line for six hours and had an estimated eight more to go. Says was the least he could do and he paid is own way to be there.
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« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2022, 07:26:48 pm »
How do they do it now?

Some elect a president for that role.  Others likely do it through the courts.  Lots of countries function just fine without a pretend monarchy. 

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« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2022, 07:28:44 pm »
Just watched an interview of Jason Kenny who had been standing in line for six hours and had an estimated eight more to go. Says was the least he could do and he paid is own way to be there.

Trudeau couldn’t help him to jump the queue??  That bastard! 

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« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2022, 07:39:44 pm »
Trudeau couldn’t help him to jump the queue??  That bastard!

He went over on his own, not as part of a delegation. No doubt Beckham could have jumped the line as well.

I doubt Trudeau would offer Kenny help nor Kenny would accept if it was.
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« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2022, 08:39:06 pm »
Trudeau couldn’t help him to jump the queue??  That bastard!

Pretty sure he's spent his whole life flashing his last name and jumping queue's.
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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2022, 08:45:56 pm »
It could easily be referred to the BC Supreme Court by Elections BC.  Problem solved.

The monarchy is never going away, probably ever.  Even if 100% of Canadians voted in a referendum to boot them we're talking about re-opening the constitution.  This is a no-go in Canada.  Quebec hasn't even signed our Charter and it was implemented by a Quebec PM.

I would actually be ok with the monarchy going away because it would make Quebec feel much more a part of the country rather than a colonial war prize.  But I just don't see it happening.
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