Queen of Canada

Oath To Queen Constitutional, Court Rules

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Forcing would-be Canadians to take an oath to the Queen as a condition of citizenship is constitutional, even if it does violate free-speech...

Part 6: Queen Elizabeth, Defender of the Faith

Tim Knight | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

In Britain, the title means she defends her Church of England. But since none of her 15 other realms has a state religion, it's conveniently interpreted -- by those nations like Canada that still use the title in reference to her -- as meaning she defends freedom of religion and faith in some Supreme Power.

Part 5: Can the Commonwealth Survive Without the Queen?

Tim Knight | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

The Queen has not been particularly successful at keeping her realms and territories together -- inheriting 32, but now reigning over only half that many. It's entirely possible that the Commonwealth is no longer particularly relevant to the modern world and will slowly fade away into history.

Part 4: Queen Elizabeth, Canada's Chief Watchdog

Tim Knight | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

At the 2010 Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill, Elizabeth started her speech by addressing the 100,000-strong audience as "fellow Canadians..." She's custodian of the Canadian Crown's democratic powers and represents the "power of the people above government and political parties." Which makes her our chief watchdog -- if mostly absent and toothless.

Part 3: Who Is Queen Elizabeth?

Tim Knight | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Recent polls show four out of five Britons respect her, support her and want their country to remain a monarchy. To many, she's one of the last living symbols of British wartime valour, and the embodiment of the nation's resolute defiance of German bombers during the Blitz.

Part 2: Queen Elizabeth, Out of Touch

Tim Knight | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Queen Elizabeth grew up pampered, coddled, confident, regal and very aware of her royal blood. When she enters the room everyone stands. Men bow, women curtsey and the band plays her very own song, "God Save The Queen." All her life she's lived in a fantasyland -- a prisoner of her wealth.