Publications

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Highlights: Pros & Cons of Trudeau’s proposed change to Oath of Canadian Citizenship; The Order of Canada at 50; debate on whether a new Royal Yacht should be constructed.
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  • The federal government’s inaction on two major aspects of Canada’s Crown; the complexities of a Canadian Regency; Prince’s Charities Canada work supporting indigenous languages are highlights of this issue of CMN.
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  • 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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  • Inside: the work of the Prince of Wales' Charities in Canada, an organization analogous to the Prince's Trust in the UK. CMN also provides comment on Trudeau's views on the Monarchy, reviews a new work on the Canadian Crown (for sale online and via CMN's Sales for Subjects page) and reprints the fascinating Opinion of Mr Justice Morgan in the latest challenge to the Oath to The Queen.
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  • 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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  • Inside this issue: 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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  • Inside this issue: 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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  • Inside this issue: 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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Cost of the Crown Survey

Canadians do not give any financial support to The Queen in her roles as Head of the Commonwealth, as Queen of the United Kingdom or as Sovereign of her other Realms. Nor does she receive any salary from the federal government. In this respect, her role as chief volunteer of the Commonwealth is unexcelled. The latest triennial study of the cost of the Canadian Crown shows that each Canadian contributes about $1.63 a year (a total of a little over $50 million) towards our form of governance. The great majority of these costs stem from: a) maintaining the historic buildings (Government Houses) occupied by vice-regal representatives; and b) from honouring Canadians who have performed outstanding acts or given a lifetime of service to the country.

Moreover, Canadians pay for The Queen only when, as our head of state, she performs duties in Canada. As was demonstrated in 2010 and during her previous tours, people flock to welcome her, and clearly derive great pleasure from her homecomings. The most recent tour cost Canadians approximately 15 cents per person. Like all countries, Canadians regularly welcome and bear similar or greater expenses for visiting heads of state and government, ranging from the Pope to the Emperor of Japan to the Presidents of the United States and Mexico, none of whom have any constitutional involvement with our land, but whom we welcome as friends, allies or trading partners. How much more, then, should we welcome our own head of state, especially when her lifetime of service to Canada has been undertaken without her receiving one penny of salary?

  • Special Edition of Canadian Monarchist News: Autumn 2016; The Cost of the Canada's Constitutional Monarchy; The 6th edition of the League's triennial study on a much-misunderstood topic.
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  • Special Edition of Canadian Monarchist News: Spring 2013; The Cost of the Canada's Constitutional Monarchy; The 5th edition of the League's triennial study on a much-misunderstood topic.
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  • Special Edition of Canadian Monarchist News: July 2009; The Cost of the Canada's Constitutional Monarchy 2008-2009; The 4th edition of the League's triennial study on a much-misunderstood topic.
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  • Special Edition of Canadian Monarchist News: March 2006; The Cost of the Canada's Constitutional Monarchy; The 3rd edition of the League's triennial study on a much-misunderstood topic.
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