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  • Paul Turnbull
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    Originally posted by Gemini View Post
    ^ I was referring to it costing $1.53 per Canadian per year (2009 figure) to host the monarchy. It's not a high price when we have to house the likes of Bernardo etc. As for the Crown /Monarchy being part of the Canadian legal system. Have you been in a courtroom at all, have you seen affidavit Crown vs ? and various other legal documents, Queens Bench, Crown Prosecutor ie. The Canadian legal system is full of 'Crown' terminology. The monarchy may not personally rule in judicial matters (obviously) but a judge under the Minister of Justice does so in her name.
    The fact that we maintain a medieval connection to the Crown does not mean it is required or necessary.

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  • 24karat
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=P...&v=DKWQJPEZPSA

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  • Gemini
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    Yes, it could be 'off with their heads' all round.

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  • Drumbones
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    We might be better off if she truly was the one in charge instead of all the baffoons, crooks, idiots, pinheads and self righteous arseholes trying to do the job

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  • Gemini
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    ^ I was referring to it costing $1.53 per Canadian per year (2009 figure) to host the monarchy. It's not a high price when we have to house the likes of Bernardo etc. As for the Crown /Monarchy being part of the Canadian legal system. Have you been in a courtroom at all, have you seen affidavit Crown vs ? and various other legal documents, Queens Bench, Crown Prosecutor ie. The Canadian legal system is full of 'Crown' terminology. The monarchy may not personally rule in judicial matters (obviously) but a judge under the Minister of Justice does so in her name.

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  • Paul Turnbull
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    Originally posted by Gemini View Post
    Originally posted by Safir View Post
    Well they don't pay when they visit their Dominions such as our Blessed One.
    This 2009 article states that it cost each Canadian $1.53 per year for the stability of the Crown. If we factor in inflation at todays rate it's still a bargain. We continue to house the likes of Paul Bernardo, Luka Magnotta and other low life at her Majesties pleasure. They should be thankful for that as it were not for her pleasure they would be lynched on the streets.
    That's inane. The legal system is not dependent on the Crown or the monarchy and states who lack monarchies are more than able to prosecute criminals.

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  • Gemini
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    Originally posted by Safir View Post
    Well they don't pay when they visit their Dominions such as our Blessed One.
    This 2009 article states that it cost each Canadian $1.53 per year for the stability of the Crown. If we factor in inflation at todays rate it's still a bargain. We continue to house the likes of Paul Bernardo, Luka Magnotta and other low life at her Majesties pleasure. They should be thankful for that as it were not for her pleasure they would be lynched on the streets.

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  • KC
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    a new attraction...


    Alberta gifts the Queen a walking trail for her 90th

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    Fisher said the United Kingdom organization The Outdoor Trust has a goal of creating walkways across all the Commonwealth countries.

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    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2...-her-90th.html
    Last edited by KC; 21-04-2016, 03:57 PM.

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  • Doppelganger
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    Originally posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Originally posted by moahunter View Post
    ^Thank god she is still in command, and not her twit of a son.
    In command of what?
    Her faculties

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  • Paul Turnbull
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    As I said, they're basically a theme park.

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  • Glenco
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    Originally posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    The assets and income of the Royal Family are suitably byzantine but the short version is they are receive significant funds from the Treasury which manages the Crown Estate, ~£8b in land holdings owned by the Crown (that is to say, the State). The family and it's holdings are, for the most part, tax exempt although currently they voluntarily pay undisclosed amounts.

    In short, they accrue income from real estate managed by the government and, practically speaking, owned by the State.
    Not trying to defend the monarchy but their value to the British economy is immeasurable. Bigger than Disney. You could argue it is a worthwhile investment.
    Last edited by Glenco; 21-04-2016, 10:55 AM.

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  • Paul Turnbull
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    The assets and income of the Royal Family are suitably byzantine but the short version is they are receive significant funds from the Treasury which manages the Crown Estate, ~£8b in land holdings owned by the Crown (that is to say, the State). The family and it's holdings are, for the most part, tax exempt although currently they voluntarily pay undisclosed amounts.

    In short, they accrue income from real estate managed by the government and, practically speaking, owned by the State.

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  • moahunter
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    Originally posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Originally posted by moahunter View Post
    ^Thank god she is still in command, and not her twit of a son.
    In command of what?
    Per the article, "the Windsor family". How much command she really has over them all, is perhaps debatable though, she does command their purse strings a bit I think.

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  • Thomas Hinderks
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    Originally posted by Safir View Post
    Well they don't pay when they visit their Dominions such as our Blessed One.
    Correct and already noted above
    The Government did still support tours and public events
    In addition the hosting nation picks up part of the expense of the visit.

    Point to the comment I was responding to...

    At a family level IIRC they cut themselves off personal funding voluntarily and without being asked during time of recession.

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  • Safir
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    Well they don't pay when they visit their Dominions such as our Blessed One.

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