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The Crown and Canadian Federalism

by D. Michael Jackson

Dundurn | August 31, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Following Queen Elizabeth II''s historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author D. Michael Jackson traces the story of the monarchy and the Crown and shows how they are integral to Canada''s parliamentary democracy. His book underscores the Crown''s key contribution to the origins, evolution, and successful functioning of Canadian federalism, while the place of the monarchy in francophone Canada and the First Nations receives special attention.

Complex issues such as the royal prerogative, constitutional conventions, the office of lieutenant governor, and Canada''s honours system are made readily accessible to the general reader. Jackson examines the option of republican governance for Canada and concludes that responsible government under a constitutional monarchy is far preferable. He further argues that the Crown should be treasured as a distinct asset for Canada.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: August 31, 2013

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1459709888

ISBN - 13: 9781459709881

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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The Crown and Canadian Federalism

The Crown and Canadian Federalism

by D. Michael Jackson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: August 31, 2013

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1459709888

ISBN - 13: 9781459709881

Table of Contents

Preface                                                                                                                              Introduction:  The Crown in Canada          I Canada  -  Historically a Constitutional Monarchy       Five Centuries of Monarchy          Independence and Legitimacy          The Monarchy and Quebec          The Monarchy and the First Nations        II Crown, Parliamentary Democracy, and the Royal Prerogative  A Monarchical Constitution          The Royal Prerogative – No Dead Letter      
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Following Queen Elizabeth II''s historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author D. Michael Jackson traces the story of the monarchy and the Crown and shows how they are integral to Canada''s parliamentary democracy. His book underscores the Crown''s key contribution to the origins, evolution, and successful functioning of Canadian federalism, while the place of the monarchy in francophone Canada and the First Nations receives special attention.

Complex issues such as the royal prerogative, constitutional conventions, the office of lieutenant governor, and Canada''s honours system are made readily accessible to the general reader. Jackson examines the option of republican governance for Canada and concludes that responsible government under a constitutional monarchy is far preferable. He further argues that the Crown should be treasured as a distinct asset for Canada.

About the Author

D. Michael Jackson was chief of protocol for the Government of Saskatchewan from 1980 to 2005, coordinated 10 royal tours for the province, and established the provincial honours program. Appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005, he is a Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and lives in Regina.

Editorial Reviews

Jackson argues convincingly that constitutional monarchy is as Canadian as.slippers, and in the end a comfortable fit.
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