So ends the Second Elizabethan Era.
In my opinion, Queen Elizabeth served with honour, grace and distinction. There can be no one better. Thus, it seems to me to be a perfect time to retire the monarchy, at least in Canada.
That said, I believe we have to keep our Governor General position intact to act as our Head of State. Or, at most, convert it into an Irish-style presidency. This keeps our prime ministership in perspective: the head of state speaks for Canada; the prime minister serves it.
Of course, changing this would likely require a constitutional amendment, which means votes in the House, Senate, and at least seven provinces who together comprise at least 50% of Canada's population -- or possibly all ten provinces.
But I think most Canadians respected Elizabeth. They were less keen on the monarchy. As an age ends, I suspect many will argue that the time has come for change.