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Part 4: Queen Elizabeth, Canada's Chief Watchdog

Tim Knight | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

At the 2010 Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill, Elizabeth started her speech by addressing the 100,000-strong audience as "fellow Canadians..." She's custodian of the Canadian Crown's democratic powers and represents the "power of the people above government and political parties." Which makes her our chief watchdog -- if mostly absent and toothless.