Re: [borderpoint] Canadian Caymans?
Thank you for such a complete and perfect answer!
So, there is abundant precedent for royal assent to republican governments
and of royal assent to the abolition of the need for further royal assent.
I knew that Governors General and provincial Lieutenant Governors, as
representatives of the Crown, are typically locals; but I did not realize
that they are empowered to give the monarch's assent on their own
Therefore, my answer to my student was correct, in that the highly
hypothetical admission of a former Canadian province to the USA could have
been accomplished constitutionally without any revolutionary overtones
against the prerogatives of the Crown.
Lowell G. McManus
Eagle Pass, Texas, USA