Monthly Archives: March 2013

Royal Succession: Canada’s done

Canada has just yesterday completed consideration of the Succession to the Throne Bill 2013, C-53. It has now received Royal Assent. First, a summary. The House of Commons passed the bill at all stages with no debate; they spent less … Continue reading

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Ping pong with grenades: what happens when the Lords has the upper hand

The Justice and Security Bill is currently going through parliament, but because it started in the Lords the Parliament Acts won’t apply. The Commons has sent back the bill and has undone many of the Lords amendments – this is … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: The Canadian Debate

So, I’ve sat through the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs first hearing by webcast. The music on their livefeed is surprisingly jazzy!¬†Anyway, down to brass tacks. The government approach To recap, there are two key parts to … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: Canada gets down to business; UK awaits third reading

Canada The Senate of Canada has now sent the Succession to the Throne Bill to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs – during second reading only two speeches were made; one by the Leader of the Government … Continue reading

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