Author Archives: James W.J. Bowden

Toronto Has Always Been Thus


As so often happens, I discovered this wonderful little tidbit while reading about something entirely different. Advertisements

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What Adrienne Clarkson Said on 3 February 2011


“I would love to have been Governor General in December 2008!” – Adrienne Clarkson, 3 February 2011. Adrienne Clarkson, who served as Governor General from 1999 to 2005, has generated controversy over the expenses that she has incurred since leaving … Continue reading

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What Happens in the Assembly After the Gallant Government Falls


By James Bowden and Lyle Skinner  Table of Contents Introduction                                                                                                                                1 New Brunswick, 2018                                                                                                                 1 If the Gallant Government Survives the Confidence Vote.                                                 5 If the Gallant Government Is Defeated                                                                                6 What happens to the Legislative Assembly?                                                                         6 Age of … Continue reading

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Death by Deadlock: The Fate of the Gallant Government


By James Bowden and Lyle Skinner  Table of Contents Executive Summary. 1 Introduction. 1 First Principles and Rationales in Forming Governments. 3 The Lieutenant-Governor’s First Duty Under Responsible Government 3 The Incumbent Government Stays In Office Unless the Assembly or … Continue reading

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The Dominion of Canada in 1897


Map of the Dominion of Canada in 1897 My thesis supervisor Rand Dyck gave me a copy of Handbook on Canada, an anthropological compilation published in 1897 by the British Association for the Advancement of Science. This book groups together various … Continue reading

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