There has been a noticeable increase in the proportion of Canadians who say it is a very good (33%) or good (17%) time for Canada to open the constitution and discuss cutting ties with the British monarchy to chart a different path forward for Canada compared to the previous waves in May 2022 (24% very good, 15% good) and October 2022 (28% very good, 16% good). Residents of Quebec are most likely to say it is a very good time (51%).

About three in five Canadians support (36%) or somewhat support (20%) Canada cutting ties with the monarchy and having the prime minister become both the head of the government and the head of state, replacing the Governor General who is the representative of the Canadian monarch, which is a noticeable increase from the previous waves in October (27% support, 17% somewhat support) and May 2022 (28% support, 15% somewhat support).

Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,080 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between April 30th and May 3rd, 2023, as part of an omnibus survey.

This study was commissioned by the Globe and Mail and the research was conducted by Nanos Research.

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