Report The British Royalty: How come this never seems to come up in Federal e in Federal Politics Posted June 2, 2017 On 2017-05-24 at 8:24 AM, SpankyMcFarland said: Monarchs come and go - but not quickly, usually, and we have no choice in the matter. We were lucky with Liz. Charles would be a bit ridiculous for Canada. He has no real connections to the place. Let's grow up and choose our own figurehead. The current situation, where the GG is an appointed flunkey of the PM, is intolerable in a democracy. OK, who would you suggest to be our figurehead (King, Queen, whatever you want to call them)? You think the RCMP and Armed Forces would swear allegiance to that person and would they protect and obey that figurehead in the event someone tried to seize control of the government and set up a dictatorship? The GG is not a flunkey of the PM actually. In our system, the GG actually represents the Queen in Canada. The PM cannot remove the GG or tell the GG what to do when it comes to Constitutional powers of the GG.