Institute of Intergovernmental Relations


The Crown in Canada:
A Diamond Jubilee Assessment


Government House
Regina, Saskatchewan
October 26-28, 2012

Saskatchewan Celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee


The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University is proud to be associated with The Crown in Canada: A Diamond Jubilee Assessment.


Marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, this academic conference will examine the institution of the Crown in Canada at a historic juncture. After a long period of benign neglect, scholarly and public attention to the monarchy has considerably revived in the 21st century. The longevity and popularity of the present Sovereign are factors in this revival. So is a renewed interest in the constitutional and symbolic roles of the governor general and lieutenant governors in the Canadian system of governance. The present federal government, unlike its predecessors of the past five decades, is actively promoting the Crown. At this timely conference, leading scholars and policy specialists from across Canada will examine the constitutional monarchy in Canada from a variety of viewpoints.

For more information, download the conference poster.


Speakers Include:

  • John Fraser, Master of Massey College, University of Toronto, on the Crown and the media
  • Ian Holloway, Dean of Law, University of Calgary, on the succession to the throne
  • Jim Miller, University of Saskatchewan, on the Aboriginal peoples and the Crown
  • Senator Serge Joyal on the Crown and Francophone Canada
  • Peter Russell, distinguished political scientist, on educating Canadians about the Crown
  • David E. Smith, Canada's preeminent scholar on the Crown, on its role in Parliament

For the full program, please visit the conference website.

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