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:
For constitutionally curious, s. 16 CA 1867 says: "Until the Queen otherwise directs, the seat of Government of Canada shall be Ottawa"
— Adam Dodek (@ADodek) May 19, 2014
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.