Category Archives: Corporation Sole

Succession Falls Under the “Office of Queen”


This brief syllogism explains why succession to the Crown of Canada falls under the “office of Queen” of s.41(a) of the Constitution Act, 1982. 1. The Crown is as corporation sole. The Supreme Court of Canada: “The Crown is technically … Continue reading

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My Column in the Ottawa Citizen: Why the Harper Government’s Succession Bill Is Unconstitutional


In 2011, the prime ministers of the 16 Commonwealth Realms agreed in principle that each country should change its succession in two ways. First, male primogeniture would be replaced with equal primogeniture, so that the first-born child rather than the … Continue reading

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The Harper Government’s (Probably Unconstitutional) Bill on Succession to the Crown


The Parliament of Canada has just updated the Notice Paper of the House of Commons. The Minister of Justice will soon table a bill relating to succession to the Crown called An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching … Continue reading

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Why Altering the Succession Requires a Constitutional Amendment


The Rules Governing Succession Will and Kate are expecting their first child in 2013, which has made succession an important political issue in the United Kingdom, and in the 15 other Realms that recognize Elizabeth Windsor as Queen. In the … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Annual Christmas Message


Introduction I wish you all a very happy Christmas and hope that this blog entry finds you well. Last year in “A Parliamentarist’s Christmas,” I explored the influences of ecclesiastical architecture on the neo-Gothic style of the Centre Bloc of … Continue reading

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