Dawson: Should Canada cut ties with the monarchy and become a republic?

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June 11, 2012
Laura Dawson, PhD has more than fifteen years’ experience providing advice to government officials on trade and economic issues in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Russia and CIS, and China.

Does Canada lose international credibility because of ties to the monarchy that are more nostalgic than practical? I used to believe my American friends when they said this, then I caught them all watching the Will and Kate royal wedding last summer. It's a fine balance. Not important to me but for an older generation perhaps it is.