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Crown and Canadian Federalism D Michael Jackson

Crown and Canadian Federalism

D Michael Jackson

Published January 1st 2013
ISBN : 9781299788206
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337 pages
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Following Queen Elizabeth IIs historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author D. Michael Jackson traces the story ofMoreFollowing Queen Elizabeth IIs historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author D. Michael Jackson traces the story of the monarchy and the Crown and shows how they are integral to Canadas parliamentary democracy. His book underscores the Crowns key contribution to the origins, evolution, and successful functioning of Canadian federalism, while the place of the monarchy in francophone Canada and the First Nations receives special attention.Complex issues such as the royal prerogative, constitutional conventions, the office of lieutenant governor, and Canadas honours system are made readily accessible to the general reader. Jackson examines the option of republican governance for Canada and concludes that responsible government under a constitutional monarchy is far preferable. He further argues that the Crown should be treasured as a distinct asset for Canada.