Articles & Surveys

Surveys

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 10, 2013)
First-ever survey shows 71% of Canadians want legal restrictions on powers of party leaders to control politicians in their party – only 20% disagree

Your Canada, Your Constitution (March 18, 2013)
News Release
55% of Canadians want change to Canadian head of state instead of continuing with any member of the British royal family

Your Canada, Your Constitution (January 23, 2013)
News Release
84% of Canadians want powers of Prime Minister and premiers restricted with clear, enforceable, written rules – only 9% disagree

Your Canada, Your Constitution (November 2, 2012)

Surveys show Canadians want changes to Constitution, despite what some journalists and politicians say

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 26, 2012)
News Release
52% of Canadians agree Canada’s Constitution should be changed to make Canada fully independent from Britain – 43% disagree

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 20, 2012)
News Release
Two-thirds of Canadians want changes to GG and prov. governors powers and positions

 

Articles

Your Canada, Your Constitution (August 23, 2013)
84% of Canadian voters want restrictions on unjustified prorogations and other abuses – but how?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (August 7, 2013)
Surveys say most Canadians think monarchy’s role in our governments needs fixing, but how?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (July 22, 2013)
Should Canada’s oath of citizenship be changed to remove requirement to pledge allegiance to the monarchy?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (July 1, 2013)
As Canada turns 146, Canadians are hankering for a new Constitution

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 26, 2013)
News Release
Your Canada, Your Constitution educational charity announces New Canadian Constitution exploration process leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 24, 2013)
How could MPs be freed from party leader control, as 71% of Canadians want?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 10, 2013)
News Release
First-ever survey shows 71% of Canadians want legal restrictions on powers of party leaders to control politicians in their party – only 20% disagree

Your Canada, Your Constitution (May 30, 2013)
After more than 145 years of failed attempts at reform, should the Senate of Canada be abolished?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (May 15, 2013)
Experts say Canadian political party leaders have more power over politicians in their party than in any other democracy worldwide

Your Canada, Your Constitution (April 26, 2013)
More than 145 years after Canada became a country, rules on MP freedoms and powers still unclear

Your Canada, Your Constitution (April 5, 2013)
Could the federal government offering to change to a Canadian head of state (as a majority of Canadians want) be the key to having Quebec sign on to the Canadian Constitution?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (March 18, 2013)
News Release
55% of Canadians want change to Canadian head of state instead of continuing with any member of the British royal family

Your Canada, Your Constitution (March 4, 2013)
Constitutional crisis caused by monarchy intervening in politics in UK, and Canada?

Globe and Mail (February 5, 2013)
Canadians want powers of Prime Minister and premiers restricted with clear, enforceable, written rules as in most countries

CBC News (January 28, 2013)
Is the federal Conservatives’ monarchy inheritance bill unconstitutional? If Canada is independent of the UK, why was the Governor General consulted on the bill, but not provincial governments?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (January 23, 2013)
News Release
84% of Canadians want powers of Prime Minister and premiers restricted with clear, enforceable, written rules – only 9% disagree

Toronto Star (January 22, 2013)
Are empty legislatures a disturbing trend for Canadian democracy?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (January 18, 2013)
Is the solution to implement the Kelowna Accord and the proposals of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (December 21, 2012)
Should omnibus bills be banned so politicians are not forced to vote on various unrelated bills all at the same time?

Ottawa Citizen (December 4, 2012)
Only the Queen mentioned in Canadian Constitution, so change to a King requires constitutional amendment?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (November 23, 2012)
Should omnibus bills be banned so politicians are not forced to vote on various unrelated bills all at the same time?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (November 2, 2012)
Surveys show Canadians want changes to Constitution, despite what some journalists and politicians say

Your Canada, Your Constitution (October 26, 2012)
News Release
20 years after the failed Charlottetown Accord, and leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, is it time again for a discussion about a new Constitution?

Your Canada, Your Constitution (October 24, 2012)
Ontario Premier’s action raises question — should PM and premiers be able to open and close the legislature whenever they want?

CBC News (October 18, 2012)
PM/premiers powers must be restricted, says At Issue panel

Toronto Star (October 5, 2012)
Should the federal Liberals propose ending the monarchy’s role in Canadian governments, as Chantal Hébert suggests?

CBC News (October 4, 2012)
Should the Prime Minister and premiers be allowed to decide what are votes of confidence (PMs are not allowed to in UK, Australia and New Zealand)?

Canadian Press (October 4, 2012)
Should oath of citizenship be changed from pledging allegiance to monarchy to pledging allegiance to Canada (as Australia changed its oath)?

Canadian Press (October 2, 2012)
Does contempt case of Ontario Cabinet minister show need to change government accountability system?

Globe and Mail (September 25, 2012)
Is Canada-Britain diplomatic resource-sharing a return to colonial past?
By Doug Saunders (Member of Your Canada, Your Constitution’s Patrons Council)

Postmedia News (September 23, 2012)
Should political party leaders be allowed to control politicians in their party?

Globe and Mail & Postmedia News (September 21/22, 2012)
B.C. Premier’s action raises question — should PM and premiers be able to decide when legislature opens and closes?

Rick Mercer Report (September 18, 2012)
Rick Mercer on how federal Conservatives’ omnibus budget bills contradict PM Harper’s view that such bills are an abuse of PM’s power

Your Canada, Your Constitution (September 13, 2012)
News Release
Ontario party leaders could avoid major problems by writing down key government rules as most governments in the world

Your Canada, Your Constitution (September 12, 2012)
News Release
Québec party leaders could avoid major problems by writing down key government rules as most governments in the world have done

Montreal Gazette (September 1, 2012)
Quebec party leaders could avoid problems by writing down minority government rules

Toronto Star (August 31, 2012)
Quebec’s relationship to Canada includes question of Canada’s relationship to monarchy

The Globe and Mail (August 14, 2012)
Canadian unity could be helped by removing British monarchy as head of Canada

National Post (August 4, 2012)
Several constitutional issues remain unresolved

The Hill Times (July 30, 2012)
Prime Minister’s powers could be written down

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 29, 2012)
Constitutional questions, and future possibilities, hang over Canada’s 145th birthday

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 26, 2012)
News Release
52% of Canadians agree Canada’s Constitution should be changed to make Canada fully independent from Britain – 43% disagree

Toronto Star (June 22, 2012)
Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault to invoke sovereign privilege

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 20, 2012)
News Release
Two-thirds of Canadians want changes to GG and prov. governors powers and positions

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 14, 2012)
News Release
Experts tell conference Canada’s Constitution is a confusing mess of written and unwritten rules that allows for abuses by Prime Minister and premiers and their Cabinets

National Post (June 5, 2012)
Constitution’s rules not followed, unclear, allow for abuses of power by PM, premiers & Cabinet

Your Canada, Your Constitution (June 4, 2012)
News Release
New educational charity – Your Canada, Your Constitution – launches today with free afternoon conference and evening reception in Ottawa