The Crown and Canadian Federalism

by D. Michael Jackson

Dundurn | August 31, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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More than ever Canada's constitutional monarchy should be treasured as a distinct asset for the nation.

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, 9 × 6 × 1 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, 9 × 6 × 1 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

PrefaceIntroduction: The Crown in CanadaI Canada - Historically a Constitutional MonarchyFive Centuries of MonarchyIndependence and LegitimacyThe Monarchy and QuebecThe Monarchy and the First NationsII Crown, Parliamentary Democracy, and the Royal PrerogativeA Monarchical ConstitutionThe Royal Prerogative – No Dead LetterThe Reserve Powers I: Dissolution and ProrogationReserve Powers of the Governor General and “The King-Byng Affair”The Issue of Dissolution in 2008The Issue of Prorogation in 2008-2009The Reserve Powers II: Appointment and DismissalThe Question of HonoursHonours after ConfederationThe Bennett Revival of HonoursHonours Disappear Again – and Re-emergeThe Move to National HonoursIII The Provincial Crown in Canada - From Subordinate to CoordinateThe BeginningsThe Divisible CrownLegislative SovereigntyExecutive Sovereignty and the Royal PrerogativeQueen’s Counsel and EscheatsResolving the Stand-Off: The Maritime Bank Case and BeyondDid the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Subvert the Fathers of Confederation?Comparison with AustraliaStatus of the GovernorsThe Courts – a Very Different Pattern from CanadaIV Lieutenant Governors - Prestige, Obscurity and RevivalVice-Regal Powers: Refusal and Reservation of Royal AssentVice-Regal Powers: Appointment and Dismissal, Prorogation and Dissolution Federal Officer?Vice-Regal Appointments and TenureDecline of the Lieutenant GovernorVice-Regal Revival in Canada’s ProvincesA Case Study: SaskatchewanVice-Regal Ups and Dow
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More than ever Canada's constitutional monarchy should be treasured as a distinct asset for the nation.

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

Michael Jackson has written a work of significance, reflecting extensive research into his subject, a broad knowledge of the Canadian Crown and a lifetime of profound professional and personal devotion to Queen, nation and his beloved Saskatchewan. It is eminently readable as it combines scholarship with insight and "good tales" about the human foibles that often have strengthened, sometimes weakened, the institution. - Canadian Monarchist News