Monarch provides check on power

Monarch should pay its own way, Letters, Dec. 30, 2011.

Monarch should pay its own way, Letters, Dec. 30, 2011.

Unfortunately Sean Murray gets the royal carriage before its horses. At present the Queen has a legal function as Queen of Canada, thus should visit here.

Perhaps the next in line to the throne should also, to get educated on our country.

Before eliminating the position of King/Queen of Canada, I’d first want at least a fully effective elected senate to provide an additional check on government.

Canada suffers from a lack of the checks and balances that founders of the U.S. tried to ensure by having separate administration, legislature and judicial system.

Then eliminate the “circus for the masses” of royalty.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich