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Canada's Deep Crown

Beyond Elizabeth II, The Crown's Continuing Canadian Complexion

by (author) David Smith, Christopher McCreery & Jonathan Shanks

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2021
Category
Canadian, Constitutional, History & Theory
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487540760
    Publish Date
    Dec 2021
    List Price
    $29.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487540753
    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price
    $75.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487540784
    Publish Date
    Dec 2021
    List Price
    $29.95

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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.

About the authors

David Smith, author of the British best-seller Free Lunch, is economics editor of The Sunday Times and an economic adviser to Rupert Murdoch. He is a familiar voice on British radio and television, commentating on economic matters.

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Christopher McCreery holds a doctorate in Canadian political history from Queen_s University and is the author of more than ten books, including The Beginners Guide to Canadian Honours and Canadian Symbols of Authority. He is private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He lives in Halifax.

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Jonathan Shanks is senior counsel at the Privy Council Office Legal Services Sector of the Department of Justice Canada.

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