2. Publications (2011-Present)


Chapters in Edited Volumes

Bowden, James W.J. and Nicholas A. MacDonald. “Cabinet Manuals and the Crown.” Chapter 12 in Canada and the Crown: Essays on Constitutional Monarchy, edited by D. Michael Jackson and Philippe Lagassé, 179-195. Kingston-Montreal: Queen’s-McGill University Press, 2013.

Articles in Journals

Bowden, James W.J. “How the Department of Justice Altered Section 37 of the Constitution Act, 1867: The ‘Indirect Amendment’ of the Constitution of Canada.” Commonwealth Law Bulletin (2017 or 2018): currently under peer review.

Bowden, James W.J. “The Constitutional Implications of Electoral Reform: The Constitutional and Statutory Amendments Required for Switching to Mixed-Member Proportional Representation, Single Transferable Vote, or Instant Run-Off Voting.” Review of Constitutional Studies (2017): currently under peer review.

Bowden, James W.J. “When the Bell Tolls for Parliament: Dissolution by Efflux of Time.” Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 11, no. 1 (2017): 129-143.

Bowden, James W.J. “A ‘Basic Dictatorship’ Problem” The Dorchester Review 6, no. 2 (Autumn-Winter 2016): 84-87.

Bowden, James W.J. “1841: The Year of Responsible Government?” The Dorchester Review 6, no. 2 (Autumn-Winter 2016): 69-72.

Bowden, James W.J. “Time Has Run Out On Electoral Reform.” Inside Policy (8 June 2016): 27-30.

Bowden, James W.J. “‘Dominion’: A Latent.” The Dorchester Review 5, no. 2 (Autumn-Winter 2015): 58-64.

Bowden, James W.J. “1791: The Birth of Canada.” The Dorchester Review 5, no.1 (Spring-Summer 2015): 28-32.

Lagassé, Philippe and James W.J. Bowden. “The Crown as Corporation Sole and the Royal Succession: A Critique of Canada’s Succession to the Throne Act, 2013.” Constitutional Forum 23, no. 1 (April 2014): 17-26.

Bowden, James W.J. and Nicholas A. MacDonald. “Writing the Unwritten: The Officialization of Constitutional Conventions in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia.” Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 6, no 2 (August 2012): 365-400.

MacDonald, Nicholas A. and James W.J. Bowden. “The Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada: An Exposé.” Constitutional Forum 20, no. 1 (17 October 2011): 33-39.

MacDonald, Nicholas A. and James W.J. Bowden. “Letters.” Canadian Parliamentary Review 34, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 55-57.

MacDonald, Nicholas A. and James W.J. Bowden. “No Discretion: On Prorogation and the Governor General.” Canadian Parliamentary Review 34, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 7-16.

Conference Papers and Speeches

Bowden, James W.J. “Canada’s Legal-Constitutional Continuity, 1791-1867.” Paper to the Conference on “The Canadian Federation: Past, Present, and Future,” Montreal, Quebec, 16 May 2017.

Bowden, James W.J. “Government Formation in a Constitutional Monarchy.” Lecture to Philippe Lagassé’s course API 6719 A Réforme du Parlement, 25 January 2016.

Bowden, James W.J. “Reining in the Crown’s Power on Dissolution: The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act of the United Kingdom versus the Fixed-Election Laws in Canada.” Presentation to the Canadian Political Science Association, Victoria, British Columbia, 4 June 2013.

Bowden, James W.J. “Dawson, Forsey, and Aucoin: Three Schools of Thought on Crown Prerogative.” Presentation to Your Canada, Your Constitution, 4 June 2012.

MacDonald, Nicholas A. and James W.J. Bowden. “No Discretion: On Prorogation and the Governor General.” Presentation to Graduate Student Conference of the Bell Chair for the Study of Canadian Parliament Democracy, 10 February 2011.

Newspaper Columns

Bowden, James W.J. “Prime Minister Harper’s Fourth Prorogation Looks Much Like His First.” National News Watch: Featured Ink, 26 September 2013.

Bowden, James W.J. and Cara Des Granges. “Allegiance to the Queen Means Allegiance to Canada.” National News Watch: Featured Ink, 23 July 2013.

Bowden, James W.J. “Toronto Newspaper Attacks the Undemocratic Centralization of Power in the Prime Minister and the Corrupt, Unelected Senate.National News Watch: Featured Ink, 13 June 2013.

Bowden, James W.J. “The Confidence Convention in Ontario.” National News Watch: Featured Ink, 23 May 2013.

Bowden, James W.J. “The Wrong Way to Limit a Premier’s Power to Prorogue.” iPolitics, 18 March 2013.

Bowden, James W.J. and Nicholas A. MacDonald. “Onley Provides Much Needed Education.” Ottawa Citizen. 28 February 2013, A11.

Bowden, James W.J. “Canada Cannot Assent to British Law.” Ottawa Citizen. 5 February 2013, A11.

Bowden, James W.J. and Philippe Lagassé. “Succeeding to the Canadian Throne.” Ottawa Citizen. 5 December 2012, A11.

Bowden, James W.J. “What We Should Remember About the 5th of November: The Truth About Guy Fawkes.” The Huffington Post. Monday, 5 November 2012.

Bowden, James W.J. and Nicholas A. MacDonald. “McGuinty Had Every Right to Prorogue.” Ottawa Citizen. Thursday, 18 October 2012, A13.

Bowden, James W.J. and Patrick Baud. “Jack Layton and the Prime Minister’s Prerogative to Offer State Funerals.iPolitics. Monday, 3 September 2012.

Bowden, James W.J. “Parti Quebecois Proposals Show Contempt for the Constitution.” iPolitics. Wednesday, 29 August 2012.

Bowden, James W.J. “Open Primaries in the Westminster System.” The Prince Arthur Herald. Thursday, 27 October 2011.

Bowden, James W.J. “The Maple Crown and the Commonwealth Realms.” The Prince Arthur Herald. Monday, 17 October 2011.

Bowden, James W.J. “Favouring Quebec In Parliament Is Illegal.” National Post. 17 October 2011, A8.

Bowden, James W.J. “More seats for Quebec? NDP stance is unconstitutional.The Prince Arthur Herald. Monday, 26 September 2011.

Bowden, James W.J. and Nicholas A. MacDonald. “The Caretaker Convention: What Happens to the Federal Government in an Election.” Hill Times no. 22, 1082 (Monday, April 4, 2011), 27.

I invite reasonable questions and comments; all others will be prorogued or dissolved.

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