Toronto- I will start with a confession! I am not a monarchist at heart, but I can appreciate the appeal the monarchy offers to some. After all, Canada, which I chose as my adopted country, is a constitutional monarchy. Morocco, my native country, has a similar form of government, at least in its written constitution.Arguably, some constitutional law experts may find this analogy outlandish, but that is another topic for another day.

Driss El Machkour is a Moroccan-Canadian policy advisor and researcher on the MENA region.