The Canadian Federalist Experiment: From Defiant Monarchy to Reluctant Republic

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Frederick Vaughan details how the fathers of Confederation, defiantly determined to perpetuate monarchical government despite Enlightenment philosophy that insisted that republicanism was the only legitimate form of government, embraced the Hobbesean principles of the English constitution and embedded them in the new Canadian constitution in 1867, leading to concentration of power in the office of the prime minister. He then argues that Trudeau's 1992 Charter quietly undermined the monarchic character of the constitution by ...

The Canadian Federalist Experiment: From Defiant Monarchy to Reluctant Republic 2004, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773525375

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The Canadian Federalist Experiment: From Defiant Monarchy to Reluctant Republic 2003, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773525337

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