Just in time for Canada Day, a survey finds a slim majority of Canadians want to cut the country's remaining historical tie to Britain by doing away with the monarchy.
The poll of more than two thousand Canadians commissioned by Your Canada, Your Constitution, found 52 per cent of respondents no longer want a British king or queen as their head of state, while 43 per cent prefer to leave things as they are.
Not surprisingly, ditching the monarchy gets overwhelming support in Quebec (76 per cent), while in the rest of Canada, only 44 per cent support the change, Your Canada, Your Constitution said in a news release Tuesday.
The newly formed national educational foundation also said support for the change is much higher among younger Canadians (aged 34 and below), who favour a Canadian head of state by a 57 per cent margin.
Those 35 and older were evenly split on the idea.
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