Parliamentary Debates on the Subject of the Confederation of the British North American Provinces, 3rd Session, 8th Provincial Parliament of Canada

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Hunter, Rose & Company, parliamentary printers, 1865 - 1032 pages

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Page 3 - Commerce. 3. The Raising of Money by any Mode or System of Taxation 4. The borrowing of Money on the Public Credit 5. Postal Service. 6. The Census and Statistics. 7. Militia, Military and Naval Service and Defence.
Page 4 - The establishment, maintenance and management of public and reformatory prisons in and for the province; 7. The establishment, maintenance and management of hospitals, asylums, charities and eleemosynary institutions in and for the province other than marine hospitals ; 8.
Page 33 - ... given the General Legislature all the great subjects of legislation. We have conferred on them, not only specifically and in detail, all the powers which are incident to sovereignty, but we have expressly declared that all subjects of general interest not distinctly and exclusively conferred upon the local Governments and local Legislatures shall be conferred upon the General Government and Legislature. We have thus avoided that great source of weakness which has been the cause of the disruption...
Page 220 - It could not be foreseen what new changes and modifications of power might be indispensable to effectuate the general objects of the charter ; and restrictions and specifications, which at the present might seem salutary, might, in the end, prove the overthrow of the system itself. Hence its powers are expressed in general terms, leaving to the legislature, from time to time, to adopt its own means to effectuate legitimate objects, and to mould and model the exercise of its powers, as its own wisdom...
Page 1 - That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that She may be graciously pleased to cause a measure to be submitted to the Imperial Parliament, for the purpose of uniting the Colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, in one Government, with provisions based on certain Resolutions', which were adopted at a Conference of Delegates from the said Colonies, held at the city of Quebec, on the 10th October, 1864.
Page 56 - Canada, acceding to this confederation, and joining in the measures of the United States, shall be admitted into, and entitled to all the advantages of this Union. But no other colony shall be admitted into the same, unless such admission be agreed to by nine states.
Page 5 - All stocks, cash, banker's balances and securities for money belonging to each Province at the time of the union, except as in this Act mentioned, shall be the property of Canada, and shall be taken in reduction of the amount of the respective debts of the Provinces at the union.
Page 5 - The several provinces shall retain all other public property therein, subject to the right of the general government to assume any lands or public property required for fortifications or the defence of the country.
Page 5 - Railways and railway stocks, mortgages and other debts due by railway companies. 7. Military roads. 8. Custom houses, post offices and all other public buildings except such as the government of Canada appropriate for the use of the provincial Legislatures and governments.
Page 372 - The government are prepared to pledge themselves to bring in a measure next session for the purpose of removing existing difficulties by introducing the federal principle into Canada, coupled with such provisions as will permit the Maritime Provinces and the North-west Territory to be incorporated into the same system of government.

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