Canada and the Crown (Table of Contents)

Our new edited volume, Canada and the Crown: Essays on Constitutional Monarchy, was officially published today.

The book can be bought via MQUP or

For those who are interested, here are the contents and citation:

D. Michael Jackson and Philippe Lagassé, eds. Canada and the Crown: Essays on Constitutional Monarchy (Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press for the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, 2014)

Acknowledgements vii


By His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston,

Governor General of Canada xi


Par Son Excellence le très honorable David Johnston,

Gouverneur général du Canada xiii


André Juneau xv

Contributors xvii

Introduction: The Enduring Canadian Crown

D. Michael Jackson 1

Part 1. Canadian Encounters with the Crown

1. Royalty at Rideau Hall: Lord Lorne, Princess Louise, and

the Emergence of the Canadian Crown

Carolyn Harris 17

2. La Couronne au Québec : de credo rassurant à bouc

émissaire commode

Serge Joyal 33

3. Commentaire : la Couronne au Québec, de credo rassurant

à bouc émissaire commode

Linda Cardinal 63

4. The Crown and the Media

Phillip Crawley and John Fraser 71

5. Educating Canadians on the Crown – A Diamond

Jubilee Challenge

Peter H. Russell 75

Part 2. Crown and Constitution

6. The Crown in Canada Today: How Dignified?

How Efficient?

David E. Smith 89

7. Commentary: “Inefficient Efficiency”: The Use of

Vice-Regal Reserve Powers

Robert E. Hawkins 101

8. The Law of Succession and the Canadian Crown

Ian Holloway 107

9. A Case for the Republican Option

John D. Whyte 119

Part 3. The Crown in Practice

10. The Provincial Crown: The Lieutenant Governor’s

Expanding Role

Christopher McCreery 141

11. The Speech from the Throne and the Dignity of

the Crown

Richard Berthelsen 161

12. Cabinet Manuals and the Crown

James W. J. Bowden and Nicholas A. MacDonald 179

13. Confidant and Chief of Staff: The Governor’s Secretary

Christopher McCreery 197

14. Crown Prerogative Decisions to Deploy the Canadian

Forces Internationally: A Fitting Mechanism for a Liberal


Alexander Bolt 219

Part 4. First Nations and the Crown

15. “Recollecting Sovereignty”: First Nations–Crown

Alliance and the Legacy of the War of 1812

Stephanie Danyluk 239

16. The Aboriginal Peoples and the Crown

J. R. (Jim) Miller 255

Conclusion: The Contentious Canadian Crown

Philippe Lagassé 271

General Bibliography on the Crown in Canada

D. Michael Jackson 289

Court Rulings

D. Michael Jackson and Philippe Lagassé 305

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