Category Archives: Monarchism v Republicanism

The Delegitimation of the Crown of Canada: Paul Heinbecker’s Argument Against Constitutional Monarchy


The Crown Hurts Diplomacy? Paul Heinbecker, a former Canadian diplomat and now the Director of Global Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University, contributed a column to the Globe and Mail entitled “The Monarchy Hurts Canada’s Standing in the World. It’s Time … Continue reading

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Allegiance to the Queen Means Allegiance to Canada


I thank James Anderson for having published a version of this column, “Allegiance to the Queen Means Allegiance to Canada“, on National News Watch: Featured Ink. By James W.J. Bowden and Cara Des Granges Permanent residences in Canada must swear or … Continue reading

Posted in Corporation Sole, Crown (Powers and Office), Monarchism v Republicanism, Oaths of Allegiance | 4 Comments

Your Canada, Your Constitution Denies the Statute of Westminster and Patriation


Introduction Your Canada, Your Constitution (YCYC) has published the second of what may become a series of installments derived from the unscientific, inaccurate push poll that Harris-Decima conducted on its behalf between May 10th and May 20th. The constitutional sophists … Continue reading

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Your Canada, Your Constitution: Constitutional Sophistry and Political Activism Trump Scholarly Research and Educating Canadians


Introduction: The Mendacity of Your Canada, Your Constitution Your Canada, Your Constitution (YCYC) has published three other media releases since its formal launch on 4 June 2012; they all demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that this organization actively promotes constitutional sophistry … Continue reading

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Contrarian for the Crown Infiltrates the Launch of Your Canada, Your Constitution


Introduction I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to present at the launch of a new charity called “Your Canada, Your Constitution” here in Ottawa on 4 June 2012. I consider myself a good writer but a poor … Continue reading

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