Some people out there have very strong views on Canada still being a monarchy, I can’t say that I am one of them. The Canadian parliamentary system is highly effective and having the Queen/Governor General as our head of state doesn’t really seem to have much of a negative effect on us. She is on our money but this also doesn’t really have much of an effect on me. However, recently the monarchy has been more noticeable and not in a good way. The endless stream of news about the royal wedding has grown tiresome and makes me wish that we weren’t a part of this and I didn’t have to hear about it. Keep the gossip to the gossip columns and tabloids. Talk of what Kate’s dress will look like doesn’t belong on news shows about national politics.