Citizens for a Canadian Republic

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Citizens for a Canadian Republic (CCR) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit Canadian organization founded in 2002 that advocates the abolition of the monarchy in Canada and its replacement with a president who would either be chosen through a general election or elected by Parliament.

CCR claims the Canadian republican movement has gained an increased following in recent years, citing politician John Manley as as endorser. CCR is generally recognized as the leading republican organization in the country.

It maintains active chapters in all regions of the country, with operations and activities supported by members and donors.

The organization's general objective is "to promote discussion and help raise awareness of the clear advantages of amending The Constitution to allow for a democratically chosen Canadian to serve as head of state."

The group has been supportive of Tony O'Donohue's legal challenge against the Act of Settlement barring Roman Catholics from the throne and sought but failed to obtain interevenor status in O'Donohue v. Her Majesty The Queen. O'Donohue is himself a CCR member.

CCR's principal spokesperson is Tom Freda.

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