Most interesting survey got quite a bit of press yesterday: Canadians hold the health care system more important than any other characteristic of their country.
"At the other end of the spectrum, just 39 per cent of respondents felt the monarchy was a source of personal or collective pride, while 59 per cent were royally unimpressed. In fact, 32 per cent of respondents found the monarchy “not at all important” – the most popular singular response. "
I do hope that Canadian politicians are listening. Stephen Harper may not be winning the fight for the hearts and minds of Canadians when it comes to the monarchy! He's not going to be able to cover over the hole in the ozone layer with the Queen's portrait, as this Le Devoir cartoon suggests he'd like to do.
And politicos of other persuasions should muster more support for the health care system, too.