Royal Progress

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; 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 the Indigenous Peoples, and civil society.

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

About the Authors

D. Michael Jackson

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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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.