Quebec Wants To Tweak The Way It Deals With The Death Of The Monarch

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Death Of Canadian Monarch Would Not Affect Quebec Government Under New Bill

A bill introduced in the National Assembly on Thursday would tweak the way Quebec deals with the death of the Canadian monarch

The bill, brought forth by MNA and Conseil du trésor chair Sonia Lebel, would clarify that the death of the monarch would not "terminate the activities of the Parliament of Québec [or] the Government or the courts, nor [...] interrupt those activities."

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It also states that government officials would not have to retake oaths of allegiance to the Crown. 

The bill would further repeal part of the Public Officers Act that calls for the Lieutenant Governor, the Crown's representative in Quebec, to issue an order allowing government officials to continue their jobs after the death of the monarch.

MTL Blog has reached out to Lebel's office for a comment on this story. We'll update this article when we hear back.

Thomas MacDonald
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Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.