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.


September 9, 2022: Michael Valpy

What King Charles needs to do to win Canada’s heart (Globe and Mail)

September 9, 2022: John Fraser

King Charles the Great? Why the underappreciated, long-suffering heir will make a very, very good ruler (Toronto Star)

September 8, 2022: John Fraser

The stability of Queen Elizabeth’s presence grounded Canada and the world (National Post)

Queen Elizabeth, a perfect and unobtrusive sovereign, subtly shaped Canada (Globe and Mail)

2022: January 1–September 7

May 23, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee (Zoomer TV)

May 22, 2022: Nathan Tidridge

Cross Country Checkup: Is the monarchy still relevant in Canada? (CBC Radio)

May 22, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Whistlestop royal visit touched on serious subjects but had lighter moments, too (CBC News)

May 20, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Prince Charles and Camilla wrap Canadian tour but calls for reconciliation continue (Canadian Press)

May 18, 2022: Nathan Tidridge

Prince Charles praises ‘remarkable’ Canada during his tour of Ottawa with wife Camilla (CBC News)

May 18, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Dene kids prepare for royal visit as Prince Charles tours Canada (CBC Kids)

May 17, 2022: Nathan Tidridge

The Alan Carr Radio Program: The Royals are in town – Here’s what experts are watching for (Global News)

May 16, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Charles and Camilla visit Canada amid residential schools reckoning (Washington Post)

April 26, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Prince Charles and Camilla’s Canada tour to visit St. John’s, Ottawa and Yellowknife (Canadian Press)

April 21, 2022: John Fraser

The Queen may be 96, but the monarchy is still going strong (Globe and Mail)

April 11, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Charles and Camilla to Visit Canada in May to Celebrate Queen’s Seven Decade Reign (National Post)

Prince Charles and Camilla set to return to Canada in May for 3 Day Royal Tour (Canadian Press)

April 3, 2022: Carolyn Harris

What should a royal visit look like? Why William and Kate’s recent trip might spark change for future tours (CBC News)

March 30, 2022: Carolyn Harris

The Queen will mourn Prince Philip today, and she’ll be under unprecedented scrutiny as she does so (ABC News Australia)

February 6, 2022: Michael Jackson and Serge Joyal

70 ans de règne : quand le temps mène le changement (Francopresse)

February 6, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Queen Elizabeth, Platinum Jubilee Marks 70 Year Reign (610 AM Niagara)

Queen Elizabeth looks with ‘hope and optimism’ to Platinum Jubilee that comes amid uncertainty, family strife (CBC News)

January 29, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Raising Questions About the Future of the Monarchy (CTV W5)

January 23, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Royal Family’s attempt to get distance from Prince Andrew is an act of self-preservation (CBC News)

January 3, 2022: Carolyn Harris

Queen Elizabeth II: 33 Facts About Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch (Reader’s Digest)


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)