If the Queen Were to Abdicate: Procedure under Canada's Constitution


  • Margaret A. Banks




The author looks at the legal aspects of the question of how Queen Elizabeth II could successfully abdicate the throne in order to allow the Prince of Wales to become the King of Canada as well as the King of the United Kingdom. Particular attention is given to the issues of which measures Canada would have to adopt to allow the abdication, how these measures would have to be enacted, and which level of government in Canada would have constitutional jurisdiction to enact them.