I’m pleased to announce the publication of a new edited book on The Crown and Parliament.

The book was inspired by a May 2014 conference on the subject held by the Canadian Study of Parliament Group.

The volume was edited by me and Michel Bédard, the President of the Canadian Study of Parliament Group.

The book features a foreword by the Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.

It can be purchased here.

The Crown and Parliament covers a number of subjects, including parliamentary procedures that involve the Crown, the relationship between Parliament and prerogative power, vice-regal appointments, the Crown and constitutional amendment in Canada, as well as four chapters on Canada’s Succession to the Throne Act, 2013.

Here is the table of contents:

Introduction (français)

Michel Bédard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Introduction (English)

Michel Bédard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Chapitre 1

L’évolution de la relation entre la couronne

et le parlement anglais

André Émond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Chapter 2

Parliament and the Crown: A Canadian Perspective

David E. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Chapter 3

The Legislative Process and Judicial Review:

Royal Functions and their Justiciability

John Mark Keyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Chapter 4

The Role of the Crown-in- Parliament: A Matter of Form

and Substance

Charles Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Chapter 5

The Royal Recommendation

Rob Walsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Chapter 6

The ”˜Convention’ to Consult Parliament on Decisions to

Deploy the Military: a Political Mirage?

Alexander Bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Chapter 7

Recovering the Royal Prerogative

Paul Benoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Chapter 8

The Crown and Constitutional Amendment in Canada

Philippe Lagassé & Patrick Baud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

Chapter 9

Subtle yet significant innovations: The Advisory

Committee on Vice- Regal Appointments and the

Secretary’s new Royal powers

Christopher McCreery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

Chapter 10

Succession to the Throne and the Architecture

of the Constitution of Canada

Mark D. Walters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Chapitre 11

La monarchie constitutionnelle au Canada :

une institution stable, complexe et souple

L’honorable Serge Joyal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293

Chapter 12

Succession to the Crown of Canada

Anne Twomey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

Chapitre 13

L’abdication du roi Édouard VIII en 1936 : « autopsie »

d’une modifi cation de la Constitution canadienne

Julien Fournier, Patrick Taillon, Geneviève Motard et

André Binette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

Conclusion (français)

Philippe Lagassé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405

Conclusion (English)

Philippe Lagassé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411