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    Yukon, the ‘proto-province’: Thoughts on an interesting constitutional parallel

    On rare occasions I get the opportunity to sit on my deck in the sun reading a new book. And, on occasion, these rare events lead to even more rare “ah ha” moments.   

    That happened May 15, 2016, and yes, it was well over +20 on my deck here in Whitehorse, Yukon; this faraway Northern “land of ice and snow”! 

    I was reading the 2012 fifth edition of The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada by Patrick Malcolmson and Richard Myers, two notable Canadian academics, who each have an unusual capacity to bring to the student clarity around the sophisticated construct of our country’s governance regime. 

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