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The Queen *could* change her mind

If she ever gets bored... Image: September 2013
If she ever gets bored… Image: September 2013

The Canadian constitution has always been endlessly fascinating to me. My own non-local-history studies are never too far away from it. Anyway, this morning, browsing my Twitter feed, I came across this:

Of course, you can see s. 16 for yourself. It’s not exactly a section that demands much attention. It’s basically an administrative detail after all. There are, nevertheless, all sorts of (locally)interesting scenarios that could (but won’t be) be played out. While this isn’t it, there are a number of reasons why the powers of the Crown are being given much more consideration these days.