When Canada is seeking for unity to link all its regions, it is the monarchy that can be the glue which can bind the nation.
Crown, the common inherited loyalties:
A public appearance by an elected representative does not carry with it a mystic as does the appearance of the Queen or her representatives. There is a tradition, color and tradition associated with the Crown, that is a fundamental fabric of a society. A few of Canada’s main ceremonial events are embodied in the Crown. Reading of the Speech from the Throne by the Governor-General, or the opening of Parliament or the presentation of the Order of Canada are all Canadian events which are entangled by the Crown.
Thus the Crown stands at the head of the country or province as an affirmation of Canadians’ common inherited loyalties.
Land in the hands of the monarch in Canada:
Another stumbling block to severing ties with the British monarchy rests with one of the fundamental principles of Canadian jurisprudence. In Canada, land is not owned by any one individual, it is “held”. This begs the question: Who owns the land in Canada? The answer: “All physical land in Canada is the property of the Crown, Queen Elizabeth II”. The Constitution Act (1982) did nothing to change this. Less than 11% of land in Canada is “held” by private individuals. The vast majority is set aside as “Crown Land”, which is designated for the Crown’s (government) prerogative. The Government of Canada directs the land’s use in the name of the Crown, but ownership of it remains in the hands of the monarch. We see this legal principle at work when roads are widened and private individuals’ land is re-appropriated to accommodate the construction. The Queen has ensured that formal land ownership remains in the hands of her family. Some estimate that the value of the physical land in Canada to be approximately $16 trillion. And so, if we, as a sovereign nation, decide to turn our backs on the Queen of England as our head of state, what would be the price?