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.