There is definitly a portion of the Canadian population that still takes their old ties to Britain and the Monarchy very seriously .... so when you see the streets of a city lined with fans waving at the QUeen or Prince as they drive by, what you see is the 50,000 or so in that city that are of that attitude. Unfortunatley a far greater portion wonder why we still have the link.<quoted text>
You must'nt give it another thought Franko....it's completely understandable how it wouldn't be of much interest in Canada.
Yet funnily enough, it was from the Canadian Press that I got the information this morning that the Queen had been released from hospital. Did I ever mention how impressed we were that Prince William and Catherine were so well received on their visit to Canada? Seems to belie your claim of little impact, don 't it?
One thing I was going to mention in my post to Pffft .. was a possibly historical influence to attitudes in North America ... that the USA, in their infancy, rebelled against the British and the monarchy and I believe strong anti-British sentiment lingered due to that and spilled over into Canada. I believe that driving on the right side of the road was part of that rebellion. ANd different spelling of words. I heard that German was considered as a possible official language when the USA became independant ... I believe also a as sign of rejection of the British rule over the former colonies.
So some of our attitudes may be a subliminal influence due to that history.