Canadian Constitutional Studies: The Marfleet Lectures, University of Toronto, October, 1921

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University of Toronto Press, 1922 - 163 pagina's
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Pagina 55 - In all the changes to which you may be invited, remember that time and habit are at least as necessary to fix the true character of Governments as of other human institutions...
Pagina 82 - ... any interference with or diversion from their natural channel of such waters on either side of the boundary, resulting in any injury on the other side of the boundary, shall give rise to the same rights and entitle the injured parties to the same legal remedies as if such injury took place in the country where such diversion or interference occurs...
Pagina 15 - His Britannic Majesty, on his side, agrees to grant the liberty of the Catholic religion to the inhabitants of Canada ; he will, consequently, give the most precise and most effectual orders that his new Roman Catholic subjects may profess the worship of their religion, according to the rites of the Romish Church, as far as the laws of Great Britain permit.
Pagina 151 - 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.
Pagina 23 - A king who is unfaithful to his duty forfeits his claim to obedience. It is not rebellion to depose him, for he is himself a rebel whom the nation has a right to put down. But it is better to abridge his power, that he may be unable to abuse it. For this purpose, the whole nation ought to have a share in governing itself...
Pagina 125 - Canadian affairs and will at all times be the ordinary channel of communication with the United States Government in matters of purely Canadian concern, acting upon instructions from, and reporting direct to, the Canadian Government. In the absence of the Ambassador, the Canadian Minister will take charge of the whole embassy and of the representation of Imperial as well as Canadian interests. He will be accredited by His Majesty to the President with the necessary powers for the purpose. "This new...
Pagina 116 - While it is true [he said] that the Dominions were represented at Paris, that they took their place at the Peace Conference, and that they became signatories of the Peace Treaty, I have yet to learn that since the conclusion of peace their right to an adequate voice in foreign policy and in foreign relations has been recognised in any effective or practical way.
Pagina 29 - The constitution of the form of government, — the regulation of foreign relations, and of trade with the Mother Country, the other British colonies and foreign nations, — and the disposal of the public lands, are the only points on which the Mother Country requires a control.
Pagina 23 - It is not rebellion to depose him, for he is himself a rebel whom the nation has a right to put down. But it is better to abridge his power, that he may be unable to abuse it. For this purpose, the whole nation ought to have a share in governing itself ; the Constitution ought to combine a limited and elective monarchy, with an aristocracy of merit, and such an admixture of democracy as shall admit all classes to office, by popular election. No government has a right to levy taxes beyond the limit...
Pagina 47 - Self-government would be utterly annihilated if the views of the Imperial Government were to be preferred to those of the people of Canada.

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