Monthly Archives: October 2022

My Latest Book Review in the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law


The Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law just published my review of Donald F. Bur’s Laws of the Constitution Consolidated, by the University of Alberta Press. Similar Posts: Who Decides What the Constitution Is and Says? Quebec Modifies the Text of the Constitution Act, 1867 (June … Continue reading

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How Would We Amend or Abolish the Oath of Allegiance to the King in the Constitution Act, 1867 ?


The Leaders’ Debate and the Demise of the Crown During Radio-Canada’s leaders’ debate on 22 September 2022, the moderator Patrice Roy barely suppressed his own condescending laughter to ask the leaders of five political parties, “Should we still, in Quebec, … Continue reading

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Fashionable Complaining about Single-Member Plurality


Sanjay Ruparelia’s column in the Globe and Mail today typifies the confused and contradictory discourse over electoral reform here in Canada. He joins Fair Vote Canada in perpetuating this absurd myth that majoritarian electoral systems encourage descent into authoritarian rule … Continue reading

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