London , 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 Canadians, and we have a crown that sometimes oversees what’s happening from a convenient distance.” The system is well balanced and serves Canadians greatly, Trudeau said on the sidelines of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II in London.
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 was 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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