Trudeau against abolishing monarchy in Canada
The British monarch is also the head of state of Canada, which was once part of the United Kingdom. The Canadian prime minister thinks it should stay that way.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has raised his voice against the abolition of the monarchy in his country. Trudeau told BBC Radio 4 on Monday that the parliamentary monarchy system offers “extraordinary stability”. “We have an extraordinary governor general who embodies the best of Canada and we have a crown that sees what’s going on, sometimes from a comfortable distance.” Trudeau said at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London that the system is well balanced and serves Canadians very well.
The British monarch is also the head of state of Canada, which was once part of the United Kingdom. Recently, half of residents surveyed indicated that they want to change the form of government.
Trudeau said he first met the queen 40 years ago, when her father, Pierre, was prime minister. “I’m going to miss him so much, I’m still processing it.” It is strange to be in London and not be able to meet the Queen. The prime minister said his relationship with the Queen was “extraordinary”. “I was able to keep them up to date on what’s happening in Canada, but also have real, deep, thoughtful conversations about global affairs.”
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