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    I was watching something on TV this morning and saw something that's puzzled me for some time. Now, this may have been answered when I was in school (during the dark ages) but it if was covered I've forgotten.

    Why is Queen Elizabeth on most if not all of you money? Are you in some way "owned" or governed by England?

    Ok, that was two questions. But I'm still curious.

    Thanks
    Kelly
    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

  • #2
    Canada is an independant country, we are not owned by England.
    The Queen is the Head of State.
    We used to have to get permission from the crown to create certain laws governing our country. We no longer need permission to do that.
    in 1982 we established the Consitution act.

    There are other faces on our money too.
    http://www.craigmarlatt.com/canada/i..._currency.html
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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    • #3
      Hi Kelly, at one time Canada was a British Commonwealth under British rule. In 1867, the British North American Act was signed and Canada became a Conferderation under our own rule.
      The Queen only appears on the $ 20.00 bill.
      Marsha
      LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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      • #4
        Just think, if you were owned by England you would be driving on the left side of the road.
        Mick, - Delta P-20

        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mick Walker
          Just think, if you were owned by England you would be driving on the left side of the road.

          Don't you mean the wrong side of the road?
          Fred


          There's a fine line between woodworking and insanity, I'm just not sure which side of the line I'm on!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Marsha
            The Queen only appears on the $ 20.00 bill.
            Alaska accepts Canadian coins as "legal tender" as long as it is just a few here and a few there. I just looked at one in my pocket and it looks like Queen Elizabeth to me...........or Abe Lincoln without a beard
            ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

            D. Platt

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Marsha
              Hi Kelly, at one time Canada was a British Commonwealth under British rule. In 1867, the British North American Act was signed and Canada became a Conferderation under our own rule.
              The Queen only appears on the $ 20.00 bill.
              Marsha
              To continue the history lesson - The confederation was initially only 4 provinces - Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Manitoba and North West Territories joined in 1870; British Columbia joined in 1871, PEI in 1873, Yukon 1898; Sakatchewan and Alberta 1905 and Newfoundland held out from joining Canada till 1949.

              Nunavut "joined" in 1999, having been originally part of NWT.

              .. and yes i had to look up those dates, apart from the 1867 and the 1949 one ..lol
              Ian

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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              • #8
                .. and there's no truth in the rumour that the C$1 coin is called a loony because of the queen's portrait on it ..
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  Thanks Ian for the coin trivia. Never heard of it that way. Always thought of the graceful bird on the back, never even looked at the front. LOL
                  Diane
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dragon
                    Thanks Ian for the coin trivia. Never heard of it that way. Always thought of the graceful bird on the back, never even looked at the front. LOL
                    Diane

                    I've heard it a few times - maybe it's just disrespectful Nova Scotians - lol

                    I still remember the first time I heard a loon - what an eerie sound they make!
                    Ian

                    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                    • #11
                      We have some on the lake here and you hear them in the summer, early morning and at sundown. It's nice when you are out fishing and you hear the sound.
                      Diane
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bearfretworks
                        Alaska accepts Canadian coins as "legal tender" as long as it is just a few here and a few there. I just looked at one in my pocket and it looks like Queen Elizabeth to me...........or Abe Lincoln without a beard
                        Sorry!!!!!!!!! I didn't consider the coins. She's on pretty much all of them.
                        Marsha
                        LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marsha
                          Sorry!!!!!!!!! I didn't consider the coins. She's on pretty much all of them.
                          Marsha
                          Marsha's obviously too wealthy to consider coins ...

                          I just want to know why there's not a moose on any of the Canadian currency - moose are cool ....
                          Ian

                          Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                          • #14
                            Why don't Bob and Doug Mackenzie have a coin? A bottle of beer and a Hockey stick could be stamped on the back.
                            Jeff Powell

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by workin for wood
                              Why don't Bob and Doug Mackenzie have a coin? A bottle of beer and a Hockey stick could be stamped on the back.
                              ROTFL, Jeff. OK and for another - Red Green - with duct tape on the back
                              Ian

                              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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