Category Archives: Crown (Powers and Office)

No Prorogation: The Long Parliamentary Sessions in Canada and the United Kingdom


Introduction Edited on 10 June to reflect the correct maximum life of the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament of Canada upon dissolution in September 2019, as opposed to June 2019. The 42nd Parliament of Canada and the 57th Parliament … Continue reading

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Wade MacLauchlan of PEI Has Become the First Premier to Ignore a Fixed-Date Election Law Twice


Introduction Events have answered a question that I posed last year here on Parliamentum on 24 May 2018. I wondered, “Will Wade MacLauchlan Become the First Premier to Ignore a Fixed-Date Elections Law Twice?” Yes. Wade MacLauchlan has become the … Continue reading

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More Tidbits On Indirect Amendment and Dissolution by Efflux of Time


If only I had discovered these little gems in time! Indirect Amendment The Commonwealth Law Bulletin will publish later this year my article “‘Indirect Amendment’: How the Federal Department of Justice Unilaterally Alters the Text of the Constitution of Canada.” … Continue reading

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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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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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