Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaving the Royal York hotel in Toronto on a tour of Canada in 2010.
My latest article in the Canadian Encyclopedia discusses the role of the sovereign in Canada’s government.
Under Canada’s constitutional monarchy, the sovereign is head of state, the legal foundation of the executive branch of government and one part of Parliament — along with the Senate and House of Commons. The current sovereign of Canada is Queen Elizabeth II.
Click here to read my article on the Sovereign in the Canadian Encyclopedia.