In the media

Executive and advisory board members and Fellows of the Institute are interviewed in the media and publish opinion pieces related to the Crown.


July 30, 2021: Michael Jackson

Playing politics with the Governor-General’s constitutional role (The Globe and Mail)

July 30, 2021: Carolyn Harris

Prince Harry promises a ‘wholly truthful’ memoir (The Royal Fascinator newsletter, CBC News)

July 29, 2021: Michael Jackson and Barbara Messamore

Advisory council could strip Julie Payette of her Order of Canada (CBC News)

July 16, 2021: Michael Jackson and George Lafond

Reconciliation at Rideau Hall (The Royal Fascinator newsletter, CBC News)

July 15, 2021: Nathan Tidridge and John Fraser

Rejuvenating the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples (Toronto Star)

July 6, 2021: Philippe Lagassé

The Burdens of Office Will be Heavy for the New Governor-General (Policy Magazine)

June 2, 2021: Michael Jackson and Philippe Lagassé

No deep concern for extended GG selection process, despite awkwardness for chief justice, say experts (The Hill Times)

April 9, 2021: Michael Jackson

‘A remarkable life’: Saskatchewan mourns Prince Philip (Regina Leader-Post)

April 9, 2021: John Fraser

Prince Philip loved Canada, and knew this country in good times and bad (National Post)

March 16, 2021: Carolyn Harris, Michael Jackson, Philippe Lagassé, Nathan Tidridge

So you want to break free of the Royal Family? (The Globe and Mail)

March 11, 2021: John Fraser

An institution worth saving (National Post)

March 10, 2021: Carolyn Harris, Michael Jackson, Barbara Messamore

Royals’ reputation hit by bombshell Oprah interview, but opening Constitution a ‘Pandora’s box,’ say experts (The Hill Times)

January 27, 2021: Michael Jackson

The Governor General’s fall from grace was unprecedented in Canadian history (TVO)

January 26, 2021: Barbara Messamore

What the Payette episode teaches us about fit and the Governor General (Policy Options)

January 21, 2021: John Fraser

Payette’s tragic appointment wouldn’t have happened under Harper’s system (The Globe and Mail)

January 1, 2021: John Fraser and Nathan Tidridge

Canada must prepare a jubilee fit for a Queen (The Globe and Mail)


November 30, 2020: Nathan Tidridge

Netflix fails to show real importance of the Crown (Toronto Star)

October 18, 2020: Michael Jackson

Cross Country Checkup: Is it time to reconsider whether Canada needs a Governor General? (CBC Radio)

September 21, 2020: Barbara Messamore

PMO failed to check with key former employers before Payette’s appointment as Governor General: sources (CBC News)

September 20, 2020: Michael Jackson

Trudeau, Payette may be headed for awkward encounter over throne speech, observers say (CBC News)

August 23, 2020: Nathan Tidridge

Indigenous people teach the importance of ceremony (Toronto Star)

August 11, 2020: Barbara Messamore, Michael Jackson, and Philippe Lagassé

Can you fire a Governor General? (CBC News)

August 10, 2020: John Fraser, Michael Jackson, and Michael Valpy

Amid governor-general controversy, let’s reform viceregal appointments (The Globe and Mail)

June 26, 2020: John Fraser, Michael Jackson, Serge Joyal, and Michael Valpy

The Supreme Court reaffirms the Canadian Crown’s importance to our country’s sense of order (The Globe and Mail)

May 15, 2020: John Fraser and Nathan Tidridge

An empowered GG could restore Crown’s role as Treaty partner (Policy Options)

April 4, 2020: John Fraser and Carolyn Harris

Why the Queen’s rare broadcast will bring ‘dignity and gravitas’ to the battle against COVID-19 (CBC News)

February 12, 2020: Nathan Tidridge

Abolishing monarchy in Canada will complete colonization of Indigenous people (Toronto Star)

February 11, 2020: Bill Galbraith

What Lord Tweedsmuir’s story teaches Canada about challenging times (Ottawa Citizen/ Postmedia)

January 16, 2020: Michael Valpy

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles should be the only ‘royals’ around here (Maclean’s)

January 24, 2020: Carolyn Harris

What it takes for British royalty to truly become Canadian (The Globe and Mail)

January 9, 2020: Carolyn Harris

Long may it reign: Forget about Harry and Meghan, the monarchy always comes first (The Globe and Mail)


December 10, 2019: Michael Jackson and Philippe Lagassé

After years of mixed messages, Trudeau signals he’s treating the Crown more seriously (National Post)