In their first official trip as a married couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be visiting Canada. The trip is planned for June 30 through July 8.
Approximately one month before the couple arrives to Canada, the National Assembly of Quebec attacked the royal couple's trip saying that the Canadian people would have to pay the bill.
Iranian-born member of the left-leaning Quebec Solidaire party, Amir Khadir, said the monarchy is a parasitic system that was inherited from ancient times.
He added, A nation worthy of the 21st Century has no need for a monarchy or people with a bloodline.
The Quebec government claimed that Prince William and Kate Middleton's trip will help promote tourism.
If this is a tourist attraction, I would at least appreciate it if the stakeholders involved knew that we are bringing them here kind of like we do with the circus tours, Khadir responded.
Khadir's comments were immediately condemned by senior officials. Deputy Premier Nathalie Normadeau demanded an apology from Khadir.
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore said the cost of the royal couple's visit would cost Canadian taxpayers approximately $2 million. He said a good chunk of the money would be for security as nationalists are expected to stage protests.