Anonymous asked in TravelCanadaOther - Canada · 4 months ago

Does Canada pay for Royal family and Royal subjects ?

5 Answers

  • 4 months ago

    The sovereign similarly only draws from Canadian funds for support in the performance of her duties when in Canada or acting as Queen of Canada abroad; Canadians do not pay any money to the Queen or any other member of the royal family, either towards personal income or to support royal residences outside of Canada.

  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    We sure do.  But gladly.  The biggest ways we pay are security and hospitality when they visit Canada, full pay and budget of the Governor General, their representative in Canada and endless Royalty Troll questions here in the Travel Canada section.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Yes, the Queen still reigns over Canada and is considered our head of state. We pay for all of her and her royal family’s visits to Canada. We also pay for her royal viceregals in the form of our Governor-General and all the Lt. Governors in each province (the Queen appoints them to represent her because she lives in Britain). We also pay for the upkeep of the official royal headquarters in Canada, called Rideau Hall. 

    Keep in mind that we also have to pay the costs of a Prime Minister and all of the premiers of each province. That means we pay for two separate leadership positions - one is the Queen, her family, and her viceregal representatives and the other is the Prime Minister and all of his/her government officials. 

    The $1.50 per Canadian cost that other answers to this question mention, does NOT include the costs associated with the Prime Minister and government officials. That $1.50 figure ONLY includes costs for the Queen, her family, and her viceregal representatives. 

    Since the President of the USA is both head of state and government, the analogy of $1.50 per Canadian to $6.00 per USA citizen, is not a valid one. You would have to add to the $1.50 each Canadian pays JUST for the royalty to what each Canadian ADDITIONALLY pays for the Prime Minister to have a more fair analogy. 

  • 4 months ago

    No.  We do pay the expenses for the Queen when she does a visit to Canada.  And, we do pay the wages for the Governor General, all the Lt. Governors of the provinces, and all their staffs, and residences, and, and, .... which comes to about $1.50 per Canadian, per year.  (Compare that to about $6 for Americans to pay just for their President.)  The Queen herself actually works for free.  Not a bad deal at all!

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 4 months ago

    Yes, but it amounts to a few cents per person each year.  

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.