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Current Publications

Canadian Monarchist News

League members receive this lively periodical once or twice each year. CMN provides a range of material that is often unavailable or hard to find elsewhere. In addition to its own writers, it features absorbing articles by distinguished authors such as John Fraser, Dr Michael Jackson, Dr Christopher McCreery, Fr Jacques Monet, Sir David Smith and Robert Watt. It offers original articles on topics ranging from the cost of the Crown and the activities of the Royal Family in Canada to the role of the Governor General and the lieutenant governors. It reviews recent books of interest to monarchists. It praises and pans public figures and institutions in Crowns and Maces. It alerts you to controversial issues. It provides a forum for readers to express their views. It reports on League initiatives and activities. It offers a range of books, cards, apparel and souvenirs in Sales for Subjects.

Complete issues after Summer 2004, as well as the Spring/ Summer 2002 edition of CMN, are available as PDF files. Previous issues are presented as selected articles. Back issues in print format may be available. Enquiries please to domsec@monarchist.ca.

  • Spring 2016

    This issue features commentary on the monarchical perspective of the transition to power of the Trudeau government; a report on an important legal decision upholding the Canadian Succession to the Throne Act, together with much other news of the Maple Crown and the League’s work.

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Cost of the Crown Survey

A release of the Cost of the Crown Survey.

  • Spring 2016

    This issue features commentary on the monarchical perspective of the transition to power of the Trudeau government; a report on an important legal decision upholding the Canadian Succession to the Throne Act, together with much other news of the Maple Crown and the League’s work.

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  • Spring 2014

    This issue highlights the emerging work of the Prince of Wales' Charities in Canada, an umbrella organization roughly analogous to the Prince's Trust in the UK. CMN also provides comment on Justin Trudeau's views on the Monarchy, reviews a major new work on the Canadian Crown (for sale online and via CMN's Sales for Subjects page) and reprints the fascinating and surprisingly readable Opinion of Mr Justice Morgan in the latest challenge to the Oath to The Queen.

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  • Autumn 2013

    This issue includes a first — an article specially written for CMN by His Excellency the Governor General. Also it offers extensive coverage of the Succession to the Throne Bill, recently passed unanimously by Parliament, a musing on the names of Canada's next three sovereigns and many other items of interest.

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  • Summer 2012

    • First bilingual issue
    • Complete Diamond Jubilee coverage
    • Charles and Camilla's Canadian Homecoming
    • Chairman Finch to London with the Prime Minister
    • Polls show record approval for Crown
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  • Spring 2011

    • First issue featuring colour photos!
    • Complete Royal Wedding & Royal Homecoming coverage including three Lieutenant Governors' memories of hosting The Queen
    • Royal Canadian Navy designation still awaited
    • Senator Joyal: La Couronne et le gouvernement par le Premier ministre
    • The New Zealand Monarchy: book review by Michael Jackson, CVO
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  • The Monarchist League of Canada

    Welcome to The Monarchist League of Canada

  • Spring-Summer 2010

    • Unprecedented Ignatieff Intervention Mars GG selection process
    • Royal Canadian Navy once again?
    • Itinerary for Summer Homecoming of Queen & Philip
    • Charles & Camilla tour: full coverage
    • Review of official biography of Queen Mother
    • Interview with William Shawcross, Queen Mother biographer, by John Fraser
    • Opinion: A Uniquely Canadian Crown?
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  • Autumn 2009

    • Harper to GG: The Queen is Head of State
    • Hilary Weston: Book on Time as LG is no Tell-All
    • Romeo LeBlanc 1927-2009
    • Was the GG Right to Prorogue Parliament?
    • The Senior Realms of The Queen: new work by Peter Boyce, OA
    • Review of two new studies on Canadian Honours by Christopher McCreery
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  • Spring 2008

    • BC Ferries restore pictures of Queen after Monarchist League campaign
    • GG breaks constitutional rules in Garrett Bravery Decoration fiasco
    • Queen is Canada's head of state - Federal Court
    • Survey of presence of pictures of Queen in public places
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  • Autumn-Winter 2007

    • Queen, Philip celebrate Diamond Wedding
    • Harper writes new Canadian Citizens
    • Skewed Angus Reid Poll on Canadian Monarchy
    • Thibault Spending Controversy: Audits & Replies by Mme Thibault & Sheila Copps
    • Crown in a Federal State — Michael Jackson
    • Extended Book Review section
    • Youth member spends summer at Buckingham Palace
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  • Summer 2007

    • Royal Respect for Canada's Vimy Heroes
    • Storm Clouds Ease over Rideau Hall?
    • Kenney Addresses Vice-Regals
    • Jacques Monet on The Canadian Crown & The New Nationality
    • Honours of the Crown
    • Commonwealth Honours Conference
    • Sir David Smith reviews The Chameleon Crown, Jackson reviews The Order of Merit
    • Tittle-Tattle with the Titled, Galloway
    • O'Rourke on A Canadian Boy's Coronation Memories
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  • Winter-Spring 2007

    • Appraisal of Mme Jean's first Eighteen Months as GG
    • Stephen Harper: Monarchist
    • Quebec LG in Spending Row
    • Earl of Wessex in Saskatchewan
    • The Queen at 80
    • Monarchist League Wish List
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  • Autumn-Winter 2005

    • Queen Celebrates Prairie Centenaries
    • Michaëlle Jean Sworn as GG Amidst Controversies
    • Debate: Can Sovereign Give Royal Assent in a Provincial Legislature?
    • The Clarkson-Saul Years at Rideau Hall: an Appraisal
    • The Wessexes in Canada including Monarchist League Visit
    • HM & Income Trusts
    • Some Royal & Vice-Regal Memories from Admiral Mainguy
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  • Spring 2005

    • Martin Government removes Queen from Diplomatic Documents
    • Charles & Camilla Wed
    • Strome Galloway, League co-Founder, dead at 87
    • The Provincial Crown, Best Hope for Canadian Monarchy?
    • Parliament Debates GG's Budget
    • Princess Alice's Remarkable Life
    • Major New Works on Canadian Crown
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Previous Cost of the Crown Surveys

  • The Cost of Canada’s Constitutional Monarchy, 4th edition: 2008-09

    The fourth study to be completed since the initiation of this project by the Monarchist League of Canada in 1999, this survey offers a comprehensive re-analysis of the operation of the Canadian Crown since the appointment of Michaëlle Jean as Governor General in 2005.

    Since 2002, when controversies alleging excessive spending by Rideau Hall surfaced in Parliament and the media, many changes in reporting, operations and disclosure have been implemented, so allowing for a clearer picture of the cost of the Canadian Crown. These improvements, along with the updates contained in this report, serve to underscore the effectiveness of Canada’s vice-regal representatives and the efficiency of their offices.

    This survey makes clear that Her Majesty’s representatives in Canada carry out hundreds of community, ceremonial, and constitutional duties, so representing The Queen of Canada both at home and abroad. This work is carried out with the assistance of many federal and provincial government departments and volunteers, and performed for what is in fact a moderate cost to each Canadian.

    Government accounts for the 2006-2007 fiscal year provide the most comprehensive recent information available. Thus, these figures, together with Statistics Canada’s population figures, are used as the basis of this survey.

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  • $1.10 per Canadian - 2002 Survey on the Cost of Canada's Constitutional Monarchy

  • Study on Cost of the Canadian Monarchy - 1999

    The Cost of Canada’s
    Constitutional Monarchy