Posts Tagged ‘ Commonwealth of Nations ’

How hard would it be for Canada to follow Barbados and become yet another Commonwealth republic?

Oct 18th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

SPECIAL FROM ASHOK CHARLES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, REPUBLIC NOW/RÉPUBLIQUE DU CANADA, TORONTO/THUNDER BAY. OCTOBER 18, 2020 : That Barbados has resolved to transition from constitutional monarchy to constitutional democracy (see “Barbados To Become A Republic by 2021”) also has relevance for Canada. Explaining the coming changeover, Barbados’ Governor General, Sandra Mason, said : “Barbadians want a […]



Democracy in the Dominions, 1948–1963

Apr 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Heritage Now

Democracy in the Dominions : A Comparative Study in Institutions was a 614-page university textbook by the Canadian Professor of Political Science Alexander Brady —  first published in 1947, with a second edition in 1952 and a third in 1958. By this point the dominions in question had been reduced to four : Canada, Australia, […]



Commonwealth’s 60th anniversary summit .. still “an old boys club headed by an old lady”?

Nov 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Countries of the World

[UPDATED DECEMBER 2, 2009]. How many sovereign people of Canada today are even aware that there was a 60th anniversary summit of the Commonwealth of Nations this past weekend in Trinidad and Tobago? A poll commissioned by something called the Royal Commonwealth Society this past  summer asked a representative sample of Canadians: “Which one of […]