Category Archives: Crown (Powers and Office)

The Timing of Scheduled Federal Elections


Introduction Parliament first considered the fixed-date election provision in the Canada Elections Act in 2006 and enacted it in May 2007. Even today, the statute still refers to what should have become the first scheduled federal election in October 2009 … Continue reading

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Errol Mendes Ventures Across the Sea To Slay A New Conservative Dragon


Now that the Liberals have formed government under Prime Minister J. Trudeau for four years, Errol Mendes, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, had to venture across the seas in search of new Conservative dragons to slay. And … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan Needs a New Lieutenant Governor Forthwith


W. Thomas Molloy, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, died in office on 2 July at the age of 78, and he was laid to rest on 13 July in Saskatoon.[1] This leaves his family and friends in mourning. And it … Continue reading

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Changing Canada’s Capital City: Section 16 of the Constitution Act, 1867


Introduction Over the last five weeks or so, two of my closest constitutional compatriots have independently of one another brought up the same issue with me on the subject of section 16 of the Constitution Act, 1867, so I thought … Continue reading

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Sir John Major’s Hypocrisy on Prorogation: The Courts Have No Authority to Stop It


Something about prorogation seems to bring out a toxic mixture of anger and ignorance. Brexit and Prorogation The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, 2011 put the prerogative over dissolution as well as the established constitutional position of the Queen and Prime Minister … Continue reading

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