The Crown in a Time of Transition

Overview

As Queen Elizabeth II’s record-breaking reign draws to a close, experts on the Crown explore the future of the monarchy in Canada.

Queen Elizabeth II is approaching a record-breaking seven decades as sovereign of the United Kingdom, Canada, and fourteen other Commonwealth realms. In anticipation of the next reign, the essays in this book examine how the monarchy may evolve in Canada.

Topics include the historic relationship between the Indigenous Peoples and the Crown; the offices of the governor general, lieutenant governors, and territorial commissioners; the succession to the throne; the likely shape of the reign of King Charles III; and the Crown’s role in the federal and provincial governments, the Armed Forces, reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples, and civil society.

How will the institution of constitutional monarchy adapt to changing circumstances? The twelve contributors to this volume offer informed and challenging opinions on the place of the Crown in Canada’s political and social culture.

About the Author

D. Michael Jackson

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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D. Michael Jackson

D. Michael Jackson was chief of protocol for the Government of Saskatchewan from 1980 to 2005. He is the president of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada and was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005. He lives in Regina.