Fmrsldr, you demonstrate your ignorance yet again. The Governor General ... IS the personal representative of the Crown. Your faulty argument is based on your faulty misunderstanding of the system.
So this is now your latest definition?
My definition always has been:
The Canadian Guvnah (Genral) is the British crown/monarch's representative in Canada when the British crown/monarch is not in Canada.
Apart from clarity, simplicity and detail I don't see how your latest definition substantially differs from mine.
After I've presented my latest arguments, this is the best you can do?
Awww Malcolm, you disappoint me.
Uncle John, please don't join in Fmrsldr's...
Listen to this guy, will you?
First he betrays his elitism.
Now he's strutting around like king Malcolm I commanding other babblers to do his bidding.
... Frmrsldr's campaign of lies.
Lies denotes a willful intention to decieve; dishonesty, misrepresentation, disingenuity.
Since when are opinions, beliefs, ideas, arguments honestly persued and presented, "lies"?
No one here is defending the monarchy as an institution. We are rejecting the argument that abolition should be a priority...
I judge a person's political values and beliefs by the amount of time they spend arguing for, defending, explaining, rationalizing and justifying a particular issue.
Apart from the occasional inconsequential little tidbit thrown out in "recognition" of representative democracy and egalitarianism, the vast majority of said person spends their time arguing why the Canadian political situation makes it near impossible to abolish the monarchy.
(The question as to why Germany, the Republic of Ireland and South Africa can do it, whereas Canada (seemingly) cannot still hasn't been answered, btw.)
So if anyone is being disingenous and misrepresenting themselves, I would wager it is the person in question. And not I.
... and we are correcting a series of very serious misunderstandings about how the system actually works.
And a fine job you are doing of it (in these last quotes) by resorting to ad hominem arguments, calling people liars and commanding others to support your monarchist crusade.