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John Fraser

John Fraser

Award-winning journalist, author and royal authorityThe Secret of the Crown: Canada's Affair with Royalty
Mon, May 7, 2012
11:30 AM - 1:50 PM
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Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Concert Hall
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On the eve of a Diamond Jubilee tour of Canada by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, join The Canadian Club of Toronto and award-winning journalist, author and royal authority, John Fraser, for this occasion marking the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne.

With his trademark wit and artful agility, John Fraser will explore the endurance and allure of the Crown in Canada, and look at the Crown’s evolution from the Age of Deference to the era of celebrity to the present popular revival. Fraser will examine the differences between tribal monarchy and constitutional monarchy, the key roles of the governor general and the lieutenant governor, and the media’s insatiable appetite for the Royal Family. Finally, he will speculate on the future reign of Charles, Prince of Wales, and pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee.

Also in store is the special presence of the 48th Highlanders of Canada and The Governor General’s Horse Guards, the Canadian Forces regiments in Toronto of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is Colonel-in-Chief.

Plus pre-order an autographed copy of John Fraser's book, The Secret of the Crown, and receive a special Canadian Club discount.

John Fraser, CM, is a Canadian journalist, author, and academic, who has served as Master of Massey College at University of Toronto since 1995. As a journalist, he has received multiple national awards, and his work has been published in many of the leading international journals and newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, the Christian Science Monitor, Maclean’s, the Guardian, the Spectator, the Daily Telegraph, Paris Match, and the New Republic. He is the author of nine works of nonfiction and one novel. In 2001 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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