Author Archives: James W.J. Bowden

Dissolution By Demise of the Crown


Introduction  Last year, the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law published my piece “When the Bell Tolls for Parliament: Dissolution by Efflux of Time,” in which I highlighted a little-known means by which Parliament can dissolve automatically when it reaches … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of 2018: Recent and Upcoming Publications


I’m pleased to report that the Commonwealth Law Bulletin has accepted and will publish at some point in 2019 my manuscript entitled “‘Indirect Amendment’: How the Federal Department of Justice Unilaterally Alters the Text of the Constitution of Canada.” This … Continue reading

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Toronto Has Always Been Thus


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

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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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