Media often refer to the governor general as the Canadian head of state, and the queen is frequently misidentified in Canada as only the British monarch, yet she has been queen of Canada since 1952. This book intends to counter the misinformation given to Canadians, reintroducing them to a rich institution integral to our ideals of democracy.
Nathan Tidridge was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his fifteen years of volunteer support in the education of Canadians on the role of the Crown. He teaches Canadian history and government at Waterdown District High School and was awarded the Premier's Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year) in 2008. In 2011 he was awarded the Charles Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching by Queen's University. Tidridge lives in Carlisle, Ontario, with his wife Christine and daughter Sophie.