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Turning point in Canadian history slowly approaching

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All Canadians should give thanks to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Not only have they honoured Canada as a place where they want to live and raise their family, at least part of the year, but the media frenzy about their change of status and abode has foreshadowed a great debate soon to come to this country.

While polls show that most Canadians don’t mind the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moving to Canada, they also show that most Canadians do not want to be responsible for paying the price for their private security.

And something else could be discerned in the many letters to the editor in Canadian newspapers and in the phone-in shows. Over the past few weeks, Canadians were viscerally reminded about the presence of the monarchy in this country. And many Canadians did not like what they saw.

We were reminded of a royal family standing at the apex of the British class system. We were reminded of a royal family that lives a lifestyle absolutely foreign to the vast majority of Canadians. And we were........

© The Guardian