THE PERSPECTIVES OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLES OF CANADA ON THE MONARCHY: REFLECTIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE QUEEN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE
The Constitution of Canada is a prismatic hodgepodge of treaties, royal instructions and proclamations, and UK legislation. The unifying factor is the constitutional monarchy that holds together a topocratic and collegiality federation. Treaties with Aboriginal nations created treaty federalism; subsequent UK legislation created provincial federalism. Both of these imperial documents are more prismatic than systematic. Prismatic thought is reflective of an infinite variety of perspectives of the same core of truth, which is simultaneously solid and shifting. This has been recognized as representing the federation called “the ironic confederation.”
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