employment policies, the heir to the throne and next-in-line to
replacing the Queen as Canada's head of state, the Prince is
reported to have written the following in a 2002 memo to a staff
wrong with people nowadays? Why do they all seem to think they
are qualified to do things far above their capabilities?"
"This is all
to do with the learning culture in schools. It is a consequence
of a child-centred education system which tells people they can
become pop stars, high court judges or brilliant TV presenters
or infinitely more competent heads of state without ever putting
in the necessary work or having the natural ability.
"It is a
result of social utopianism which believes humanity can be
genetically engineered to contradict the lessons of
Citizens for a Canadian Republic, the advocacy group that wants
a democratically chosen Canadian as head of state were appalled,
yet not surprised.
Canadians will take note", says Tom Freda, National
Director of the non-partisan organization.
of views are not compatible with egalitarian Canada. The concept
of being able to aspire and succeed at whatever one chooses,
despite one's social standing, is at the very core of Canadian
values. Prince Charles' comments should be a rude awakening to
Canadians as they contemplate whether or not the monarchy is
appropriate for a progressive, twenty-first century nation such
Canadians don't think about," he added, "is that the
Queen is nearing the end of her reign. We could wake up one
morning to find that our new head of state is King Charles III,
whether we like it or not. This is already a major issue in
Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and Barbados regarding their
respective monarchies. It's time we started the debate here as
to whether citizens of an independent Canada deserve the right
to choose their own head of state or accept one imposed upon
them without debate or democratic process."
FOR A CANADIAN REPUBLIC
CCR is a
national, non-profit, non-partisan organization that's been
promoting the patriation of the office of Canada's head of state
since 2003. Through these efforts, it's helped Canadian
republicanism gain unprecedented media and public interest.