The Canadian Constitution in Form and in Fact

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Columbia University Press, 1923 - 77 pages
Presents four lectures from 1923 which were intended to compare the actual to the apparent Constitution of Canada.
 

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Page 8 - Sea Coast and Inland Fisheries. 13. Ferries between a Province and any British or Foreign Country or between Two Provinces. 14. Currency and Coinage. 15. Banking, Incorporation of Banks, and the Issue of Paper Money. 16. Savings Banks.
Page 5 - The power and jurisdiction of parliament, says Sir Edward Coke ... is so transcendent and absolute, that it cannot be confined, either for causes or persons within any bounds.
Page 5 - The Indian Legislature has powers expressly limited by the Act of the Imperial Parliament which created it, and it can, of course, do nothing beyond the limits which circumscribe these powers. But, when acting within those limits, it is not in any sense an agent or delegate of the Imperial Parliament, but has, and was intended to have, plenary powers of legislation4, as large, and of the same nature, as those of Parliament itself.
Page 9 - Tender. 21. Bankruptcy and Insolvency. 22. Patents of Invention and Discovery. 23. Copyrights. 24. Indians and Lands reserved for the Indians. 25. Naturalization and Aliens. 26. Marriage and Divorce. 27. The Criminal Law, except- the Constitution of the Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction, but including the Procedure in Criminal Matters.
Page 49 - The Administration of Justice in the Province, including the Constitution, Maintenance, and Organization of Provincial Courts, both of Civil and of Criminal Jurisdiction, and including Procedure in Civil Matters in those Courts.
Page 24 - Our behalf, grant a pardon to any accomplice in such crime or offence who shall give such information as shall lead to the conviction of the principal offender, or of any one of such offenders, if more than one ; and further...
Page 10 - Classes: — a. Lines of Steam or other Ships, Railways, Canals, Telegraphs, and other Works and Undertakings connecting the Province with any other or others of the Provinces, or extending beyond the Limits of the Province: b.
Page 32 - The house of assembly shall not originate or pass any vote, resolution, address, or bill for the appropriation of any part of the public revenue or of any tax or impost to any purpose unless such appropriation has been recommended by message from the governor-general during the session in which such vote, resolution, address, or bill is proposed.
Page 10 - Courts. 15. The Imposition of Punishment by Fine, Penalty, or Imprisonment for enforcing any Law of the Province made in relation to any Matter coming within any of the Classes of Subjects enumerated in this Section.
Page 63 - That it will be to the advantage of the Empire if a Conference, to be called the Imperial Conference, is held every four years, at which questions of common interest may be discussed and considered as between His Majesty's Government and His Governmenta of the self-governing Dominions beyond the seas.

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