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New Brunswick’s Lieutenant Governor Has Died In Office


Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau, the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, has just died of cancer after having revealed the diagnosis in the fall of 2018 around the time of the last change of government from Gallant to Higgs. CBC News reports that … Continue reading

Posted in Caretaker Convention, Crown (Powers and Office), Succession (Sovereign) | 3 Comments

Saskatchewan Needs a New Lieutenant Governor Forthwith


W. Thomas Molloy, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, died in office on 2 July at the age of 78, and he was laid to rest on 13 July in Saskatoon.[1] This leaves his family and friends in mourning. And it … Continue reading

Posted in Confidence Convention, Constitution (Conventional), Corporation Sole, Crown (Powers and Office) | 4 Comments

Some Discretion: On Dissolution and the Lieutenant Governor


  Here are the general principles at play in dissolving legislatures and appointing premiers if Premier Clark’s ministry loses the confidence of the legislative assembly today.

Posted in Appointment of PM, Caretaker Convention & Government Formation, Crown (Powers and Office), Dissolution, Formation of Governments | 1 Comment

Peter H. Russell Now Agrees With Me: What Happens When a Governor General Rejects a Prime Minister’s Constitutional Advice


For the last eight years or so, I have stated in numerous blog posts, presentations at conferences, my thesis, and several journal articles the basic precepts of the established constitutional position of the governors and prime ministers under Responsible Government. … Continue reading

Posted in Crown (Powers and Office), Dissolution, Governor's Discretion, Prorogation | 3 Comments

Picking Up the Shards of the Office of Governor General: A New Advisory Committee Created


Posted in Crown (Powers and Office), Governor General | 2 Comments