Category Archives: Succession (Sovereign)

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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Prime Minister King and the Government of Canada’s Position on Succession in 1936-1937


Introduction In 2013, the Government of Canada has claimed that succession does not form part of Canadian law, except inasmuch as the preamble of the Constitution Act, 1867 contains an implied principle of symmetry such that the Sovereign of the … Continue reading

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Anne Twomey on Succession to the Crown of Canada and Good Evidence of the Personal Union


Good Evidence of the Corporation Sole and the Personal Union Government House in Victoria, British Columbia (the state residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia) contains some good evidence for the fundamental constitutional arrangements of Canada and the United … Continue reading

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André Binette and Rob Nicholson on Motard & Taillon’s Legal Challenge to the Succession Law


CTV News André Binette, the lawyer representing Professors Motard and Taillon, appeared on CTV News on 11 June 2013 to discuss their application challenging the constitutionality of Canada’s succession law. http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/royal-succession-laws-challenged-in-bid-to-renew-constitutional-debate-1.1320560 Binette pointed out that this case will ultimately rest … Continue reading

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Professors of Law Motard & Taillon Challenge Canada’s Succession Law


Patrick Taillon and Genevieve Motard, Professors of Law at Laval University, have filed a motion to institute proceedings of declaratory judgement in the Quebec Superior Court against the succession law that Parliament hastily rushed through in March 2013. Taillon and … Continue reading

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