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Canada and the Crown - Essays on Constitutional Monarchy


Based on papers given at a Diamond Jubilee conference on the Crown held in Regina in October 2012, but considerably expanded with additional chapters, this book assesses the historical and contemporary importance of constitutional monarchy in Canada.  Both established and emerging scholars analyze a wide range of topics concerning the Canadian Crown.

These topics include the Crown in Quebec, the First Nations, the media, educational issues, the Crown-in-Parliament, the Crown in the constitution, the succession to the throne, a republication option for Canada, the development of the Crown in the provinces, the case for cabinet manuals, and the Crown's role in military deployments.  In their Introduction and Conclusion, the editors provide context for the essays, summarize and expand on the issues discussed by the contributors, and offer a perspective on further study of the Crown in Canada.  Two chapters are in French.  There is a comprehensive bibliography.

Contributors include Richard Berthelsen, Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Bolt (Office of the Judge Advocate General), James W.J. Bowden, Stephanie Danyluk (Whitecap-Dakota First Nation), Linda Cardinal (University of Ottawa), Phillip Crawley (CEO, The Globe and Mail), John Fraser (Massey College), Carolyn Harris (University of Toronto), Robert E. Hawkins (University of Regina), Ian Holloway (University of Calgary), Senator Serge Joyal, Nicholas A. MacDonald, Christopher McCreery (Office of Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia), J.R. (Jim) Miller (University of Saskatchewan), Peter H. Russell (University of Toronto), David E. Smith (Ryerson University), and John D. Whyte (University of Regina).

Chief of Protocol of Saskatchewan from 1980 to 2005, D. Michael Jackson coordinated ten tours of members of the Royal Family and established the province's honours program.  He is co-editor of the Evolving Canadian Crown (McGill-Queen's University Press 2012).  The Queen named him a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2005.

Philippe Lagasse is associate professor with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.  His research focuses on prerogative power and the respective roles of Parliament, Cabinet and the Crown in national defence.

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