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Quebec Premier Francois Legault signs the condolence book dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II witnessed by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, Michel Doyon and wife Isabelle Brais in Quebec City, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Karoline Boucher

In Quebec, the Queen’s death raises questions about future of the monarchy in Canada

For many, the Queen is a reminder of British colonial rule over French-speaking Canada

Quebec Premier Francois Legault signs the condolence book dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II witnessed by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, Michel Doyon and wife Isabelle Brais in Quebec City, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Karoline Boucher
Jawaharlal Nehru salutes the flag as he becomes independent India’s first prime minister on Aug. 15, 1947, during the Independence Day ceremony at Red Fort, New Delhi, India. “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” Nehru famously spoke, words that were heard over live radio by millions of Indians. Then he promised: “To the nations and peoples of the world, we send greetings and pledge ourselves to cooperate with them in furthering peace, freedom and democracy.” (AP Photo/File)

‘I cannot mourn’: Former colonies conflicted over the queen

Many who suffered during the queen’s reign view her death with bitterness

Jawaharlal Nehru salutes the flag as he becomes independent India’s first prime minister on Aug. 15, 1947, during the Independence Day ceremony at Red Fort, New Delhi, India. “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” Nehru famously spoke, words that were heard over live radio by millions of Indians. Then he promised: “To the nations and peoples of the world, we send greetings and pledge ourselves to cooperate with them in furthering peace, freedom and democracy.” (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this July 5, 1936 file photo, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth, right, holds a Pembrokeshire Corgi as her sister Princess Margaret feeds it a biscuit. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this July 5, 1936 file photo, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth, right, holds a Pembrokeshire Corgi as her sister Princess Margaret feeds it a biscuit. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo, File)
A man is silhouetted walking past a Conservative Party logo before the opening of the Party’s national convention in Halifax on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The Conservative party says the event announcing the next leader scheduled for Saturday will go ahead as planned, but in a more muted way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Tories to announce next leader ‘with a revised program’ reflecting Queen’s death

Party has axed parts of the event that gave it a festive atmosphere

A man is silhouetted walking past a Conservative Party logo before the opening of the Party’s national convention in Halifax on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The Conservative party says the event announcing the next leader scheduled for Saturday will go ahead as planned, but in a more muted way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Queen Elizabeth II waves as she leaves the Royal York Hotel in Toronto Friday October 11, 2002. The Queen left for New Brunswick where she will continue her twelve-day Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. (CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)

Transition to King Charles III as Canada head of state automatic after Queen’s death

No disruption to governing bodies that sit in her name or to legislation and other legal documents

Queen Elizabeth II waves as she leaves the Royal York Hotel in Toronto Friday October 11, 2002. The Queen left for New Brunswick where she will continue her twelve-day Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. (CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)
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‘A servant queen’: World pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes to the queen’s life have poured in, from world leaders to rock stars to ordinary people

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Elton John performs during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” tour, Friday, July 15, 2022, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke

Elton John pays tribute to Queen at his final Toronto show: ‘She worked bloody hard’

John is in Vancouver Oct. 21 and 22 as he continues “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour

Elton John performs during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” tour, Friday, July 15, 2022, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks back to the meeting room after a break during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The federal government intends to temporarily hike GST rebate cheques in a bid to ease some of the hurt of inflation for lower income Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Liberals plan cost-of-living help, but delay announcement due to Queen’s death

GST rebate increase, rental assistance, first part of a national dental care plan coming

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks back to the meeting room after a break during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The federal government intends to temporarily hike GST rebate cheques in a bid to ease some of the hurt of inflation for lower income Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flowers, flags, candles and messages are put at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Visitors bearing tributes gather in London to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes in the form of flowers, handwritten notes and pictures grew outside…

Flowers, flags, candles and messages are put at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
FILE - President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden smile while standing with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II watching a Guard of Honour march past before their meeting at Windsor Castle near London, June 13, 2021. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)

‘A stalwart’: World mourns Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

Flags being ordered flown at half-staff from Washington to Ghana

FILE - President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden smile while standing with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II watching a Guard of Honour march past before their meeting at Windsor Castle near London, June 13, 2021. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
Prince Charles leaves a roundtable event with business leaders in Ottawa, during the Canadian Royal tour, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

King Charles III has long history with Canada, but must step into the spotlight

Expert: new King faces daunting challenge in a country that has become skeptical of the monarchy

Prince Charles leaves a roundtable event with business leaders in Ottawa, during the Canadian Royal tour, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II receives Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an audience at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Monday March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Parsons/Pool via AP

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks of Queen’s ‘affection for Canadians’

Trudeau’s eyes were red and he forced himself to maintain composure while making statement

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II receives Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an audience at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Monday March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Parsons/Pool via AP
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II inside the B.C. legislature building has been adorned in black to mark her death. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Queen Elizabeth’s legacy to live on in B.C.: Premier John Horgan

Premier says each of her seven visits to B.C. brought residents together in a common purpose

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II inside the B.C. legislature building has been adorned in black to mark her death. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Queen Elizabeth II attends an armed forces act of loyalty parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Barlow/Pool via AP

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, what happens to our bills and coins?

Unknown if Canadians will ultimately see King Charles III on our bills

Queen Elizabeth II attends an armed forces act of loyalty parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Barlow/Pool via AP
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Queen Elizabeth II under medical care amid health fears

Palace makes announcement, declines to provide further details

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Queen Elizabeth II attends an armed forces act of loyalty parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Barlow/Pool via AP

QUIZ: A tribute to the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

British monach had reigned for more than 70 years

Queen Elizabeth II attends an armed forces act of loyalty parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Barlow/Pool via AP
French Emergency Doctor Frederic Maillez, who was first to arrive at the scene of the crash that killed Britain’s Diana, Princess of Wales, displays a copy of the letter he received from Diana’s mother, during an interview with The Associate Press, next to the Pont de l’Alma tunnel, in Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. It has been nearly 25 years since Princess Diana died in a high-speed car crash in Paris. The French doctor who treated her at the scene has recounted what happened. Dr. Frederic Mailliez told The Associated Press how he tried to save her on that night of Aug. 31, 1997. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

VIDEO: World pays tribute to Princess Diana on 25th anniversary of her death

Frederic Mailliez was one of the last people to see Princess Diana alive

French Emergency Doctor Frederic Maillez, who was first to arrive at the scene of the crash that killed Britain’s Diana, Princess of Wales, displays a copy of the letter he received from Diana’s mother, during an interview with The Associate Press, next to the Pont de l’Alma tunnel, in Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. It has been nearly 25 years since Princess Diana died in a high-speed car crash in Paris. The French doctor who treated her at the scene has recounted what happened. Dr. Frederic Mailliez told The Associated Press how he tried to save her on that night of Aug. 31, 1997. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
FILE - Britain’s Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace in London, June 5, 2022. Prince William and his wife, Kate, will relocate their family from central London to more rural dwellings in Windsor, and all three of their children will attend the same private school near their new home, palace officials said Monday Aug. 22, 2022. (Chris Jackson/PA via AP, File)

Prince William, Kate relocate from London to Windsor cottage

Move means that the family will be much closer to Queen Elizabeth II

FILE - Britain’s Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace in London, June 5, 2022. Prince William and his wife, Kate, will relocate their family from central London to more rural dwellings in Windsor, and all three of their children will attend the same private school near their new home, palace officials said Monday Aug. 22, 2022. (Chris Jackson/PA via AP, File)
FILE - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, depart after attending a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, June 3, 2022. Prince Harry won the first stage of a libel suit against the publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper as a judge ruled Friday, July 8 that parts of a story about his fight for police protection in the U.K. were defamatory. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, file)

Prince Harry wins first stage in suit against UK tabloid

Judge rules parts of a story about his fight for police protection in the U.K. were defamatory

FILE - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, depart after attending a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, June 3, 2022. Prince Harry won the first stage of a libel suit against the publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper as a judge ruled Friday, July 8 that parts of a story about his fight for police protection in the U.K. were defamatory. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, file)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II inspects the keys presented by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge, left, during the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh during her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week, Monday, June 27, 2022. Most people in Canada do not think “new Canadians” should have to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen and her heirs when they take the oath of citizenship, according to a poll ahead of Canada Day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-PA, Jane Barlow

More than half of Canadians oppose Oath of Allegiance to the Queen

Expert: most probably unaware new Canadians had to swear an oath to be faithful to the Royal Family

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II inspects the keys presented by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge, left, during the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh during her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week, Monday, June 27, 2022. Most people in Canada do not think “new Canadians” should have to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen and her heirs when they take the oath of citizenship, according to a poll ahead of Canada Day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-PA, Jane Barlow