Royal Succession and the Canadian Crown as a Corporation Sole: A Critique of Canada's Succession to the Throne Act, 2013

  • Philippe Lagassé
  • James W.J. Bowden


The constitutionality of Canada’s Succession to
the Th rone Act, 2013 (Succession Act) will be
tested in Quebec’s Superior Court in the coming
months. In a case brought by two law professors
from Laval University, with the government of
Quebec as an intervener, the Quebec Superior
Court will consider whether the Parliament of
Canada’s assent to a British statute is sufficient to
change the rules of royal succession for Canada.