are we canadians or britisg subjects?

if the queen is head of state are we canadians or british subjects

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  • 1 decade ago
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    We are Canadians. Now me, I'm Canadian and British, which some might say was unfair. I was born in Scotland which is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    I started living in Canada at age 17 and got my Canadian citizenship at age 23. Canada is a British Commonwealth country. But the queen is mostly a figure head. When Trudeau wanted to change our Canadian constitution, the Queen had to sign off on that. But there was no choice really. She couldn't have said 'No.'

    Canada's laws and constitution are separate from UK's laws and constitution. We are Canadian.

    Source(s): Scottish, Irish, Canadian Quebecoise.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You're Canadians, but you're Elizabeth's subjects, not British subjects.

    The way the commonwealth works is that the Queen is the head of state for everyone, but she acts as an independent ruler and so not everyone who's a commonwealth nation is necessarily British.

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