Royal Progress - Dundurn

Royal Progress

Canada's Monarchy in the Age of Disruption

Published February 2020


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 Indigenous Peoples and the Crown; the offices of the governor general and lieutenant governors; 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, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and civil society.

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

With contributors National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Brian Lee Crowley, Hon, Judith Guichon, Andrew Heard, Rick W. Hill, David Johnson, Senator Serge Joyal, Warren J. Newman, Dale Smith, and Nathan Tidridge.


D. Michael Jackson

D. Michael Jackson is president of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada and a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. His books include The Crown and Canadian Federalism (Dundurn, 2013) and The Canadian Kingdom (Dundurn, 2018). He lives in Regina.

Margaret McCain

Margaret McCain, CC, ONB, is a former lieutenant governor of New Brunswick and patron of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada at Massey College.

Book Details

February 2020
6x9 in
224 pp
February 2020
224 pp