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Queen Elizabeth II, her life & legacy - SFU experts available
On Monday, September 19 crowds across the world will mourn the death of the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth II is succeeded by her son, King Charles III.
Canada, following the lead of other Commonwealth countries, has declared the day a federal holiday.
Simon Fraser University experts are available to comment on her life, legacy, the monarchy in general, its impact on Canada and the world.
AVAILABLE SFU EXPERTS
CLINT BURNHAM, professor, English
Expertise: The future of the monarchy in Canada and the next steps
JOHN CRAIG, professor, history (available from Sept. 19; he will be in London)
Expertise: History of Europe, Britain and Ireland and the monarchy
NICOLAS KENNY, professor, history
Expertise: Past/future of the monarchy and Canadian politics/history
ANDREW HEARD, professor, political science
Expertise: The Crown in Canada, constitutional conventions, constitutional law, federalism, the judiciary and parliament
KENDRA STRAUSS, professor, director, labour studies
Expertise: Creation of statutory holidays (for public sector workers in B.C. to observe the Queen’s funeral)
MELISSA SHAW, SFU Communications & Marketing
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