The Crown in Canada

Understand the role of The Queen as Canada's Head of State and how the Canadian Crown has evolved over time as a uniquely Canadian institution.

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About The Crown

Canada is a constitutional monarchy. Learn about Canada’s Head of State, the Governor General and Lieutenant Governors, and the Parliament of Canada.

The Monarch

About Canada's Head of State and how Her Majesty The Queen remains a fundamental part of Canada's system of government and our sense of identity.

The Governor General

The role of the Governor General in representing Her Majesty The Queen.

The Lieutenant Governors

The role of Canada’s ten Lieutenant Governors.

Vice-Regal Appointments

An Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal appointments provides assistance in the selection of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners.

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