The Constitution of Canada

The Constitution of Canada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...and in cases where the jurisdiction is concurrent whether it clashes with the legislation of the General Parliament, as it is of importance that the course of local legislation should be interfered with as little as possible and the power of disallowance exercised with great caution--only in cases where the law and the general interests of the Dominion imperatively demand it, the undersigned recommends that the following course be pursued: --"That on receipt by Your Excellency of the Acts passed in any Province they be referred to the Minister of Justice for report, and that he with all convenient speed do report as to those Acts which he considers free from objection of any kind: and if such report be approved by Your Excellency in Council that such approval be forthwith communicated to the Provincial Government. "That he make a separate report or separate reports on those Acts which he may consider: --1. As being altogether illegal or unconstitutional. 2. As illegal or unconstitutional in part. 3. In cases of concurrent jurisdiction, as clashing with the legislation of the general Parliament. 4. As affecting the interests of the Dominion generally: and that in such report or reports he gives his reasons for his opinions. "That where a measure is considered only partially defective or where objectionable as being prejudicial to the general 1 Can. Sess. Pap. 1869, Nc. 18. interests of the Dominion, or as clashing with its legislation, communication should be had with the Provincial Government with respect to such measure, and that in such case the Act should not be disallowed if the general interests permit such a course until the Local Government has an opportunity of considering and discussing the objection taken, and the...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691256X
  • 9781236912565