Category Archives: Succession (Sovereign)

Lagassé and Bowden on the Crown as Corporation Sole and Royal Succession


Philippe Lagassé and I have written a short article on the Crown of Canada as a corporation sole and how this fundamental attribute of the Crown pertains to royal succession and section 41(a) of the Constitution Act, 1982. I’d like … Continue reading

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Michael Ignatieff’s Fire & Ashes: An Oath of Allegiance If Necessary, But Not Necessarily to the Queen


Ignatieff Reveals His Thoughts on the Oath of Allegiance and Canada’s Constitutional Monarchy In his new autobiography of his brief stint in Canadian politics, Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics, Michael Ignatieff couched his opposition to the parliamentarians’ … Continue reading

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The Government of Canada’s Position on Succession in 1937, 1943, & 1981


Introduction Since December 2012, Professor Philippe Lagassé and I have put forward some arguments on the nature of the Crown of Canada as a corporation sole and all that this legal concept entails for the royal succession and the emergence … Continue reading

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Law Professors from the University of Ottawa on Succession to the Crown


Another new development has just emerged in the ongoing narrative of royal succession. Earlier today, four professors of law at the University of Ottawa co-authored a column in Le Devoir and explained their constitutional objections to the Government of Canada’s … Continue reading

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Succession to the Crowns in Australasia & Succession as Part of Canadian Law


Australia On 19 April 2013, the Council of Australian Governments (the equivalent of the Council of the Federation plus the Government of Canada) convened in Canberra. All six state Premiers and the federal Prime Minister came to a consensus on … Continue reading

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