Canada's Deep Crown: Beyond Elizabeth II, the Crown's Continuing Canadian Complexion (Paperback)

Canada's Deep Crown: Beyond Elizabeth II, the Crown's Continuing Canadian Complexion By David Smith, Christopher McCreery, Jonathan Shanks Cover Image
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The Crown in Canada has had a profound influence in shaping a country and a constitution that embraces the promotion of political moderation, societal accommodation, adaptable constitutional structures, and pluralistic governing practices. While none of these features themselves originated through legislative or constitutional action, David E. Smith, Christopher McCreery, and Jonathan Shanks propose that all reflect the presence and actions of the Crown.

Examining how a constitutional monarchy functions, Canada's Deep Crown discusses how the legal and institutional abstractions of the Crown vary depending on the circumstances and the context in which it is found. The Crown presents differently depending on who is observing it, who is representing it, and what role it is performing. With a focus on the changes that have taken place over the last fifty years, this book addresses the role of the Crown in dispersing power throughout Canada's system of government, the function the sovereign, governor general, and lieutenant governors play, and how the demise of the Crown and transition to a new sovereign is likely to unfold.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781487540760
ISBN-10: 1487540760
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2021
Pages: 230
Language: English