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Americans in Canada

Americans in Canada  

While Canadians have moved south in large numbers throughout their history, migration from the United States to Canada has also been extensive in most periods. Mohawk from New York, having ...
Amor De Cosmos

Amor De Cosmos  

(1825–97), journalist, bc premier 1872–4.De Cosmos migrated in 1852 from his native Nova Scotia to the gold fields of California, where he worked as a photographer. Once there he ...
Annexation Manifesto

Annexation Manifesto  

Issued in Montreal amidst commercial depression in October 1849, the manifesto, with its 325 signatures, emphasized economic reasons for Canada's peaceful separation from Britain and negotiated ...
Anti-Confederation League

Anti-Confederation League  

The proposal for a union of the British North American colonies was contested when first seriously broached at Charlottetown in 1864. There was resistance to the very idea across Atlantic ...
attorney-General

attorney-General  

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The principal law officer of the Crown. The Attorney General is usually a Member of Parliament of the ruling party and holds ministerial office, although he is not normally a member of the Cabinet. ...
Australian Settlement

Australian Settlement  

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The concept of an Australian Settlement has increasingly come into use as a way of framing political history and Australian political thought. Although the range, character and significance of a ...
British Columbia

British Columbia  

Canada's westernmost province is a mosaic of diverse landscapes noted for its spectacular scenery of snow-capped mountains, pocket deserts, coastal rainforest, and scenic rivers. While 46 First ...
charter of rights

charter of rights  

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Australia has no national charter of rights or bill of rights. The traditional common law liberal view held by (e.g.) A. V. Dicey was that the best protection for human ...
citizenship

citizenship  

In political theory citizens, as opposed to subjects, are thought of as the free and equal participants in the democratic government of the body politic. See democracy, republicanism.
Colonial

Colonial  

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Is a word which in Australia refers to the period between 1788, when the first British colony, NSW, was established, and 1901, when NSW and the other five colonies were ...
Commission of Government

Commission of Government  

The onset of the Great Depression of the 1930s quickly brought the export-oriented Dominion of Newfoundland to a financial and social crisis. By 1932–3 interest payments on the public debt ...
Commonwealth–state relations

Commonwealth–state relations  

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Cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic skeleton of ...
Constitution

Constitution  

In written form provide for the governance of the states and the Commonwealth. The state constitutions date from the time the colonies achieved self-government: Victoria, 1855; NSW, 1855; SA, 1856 ...
constitution of Canada

constitution of Canada  

A combination of written documents and unwritten conventions that govern a parliamentary system of responsible cabinet government with its union of executive and legislative powers exercised by and ...
constitutional conventions

constitutional conventions  

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Practices relating to the exercise of their functions by the Crown, the government, Parliament, and the judiciary that are not legally enforceable but are commonly followed as if they were. One of ...
constitutional law

constitutional law  

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One of the eleven core subjects a law student must pass to qualify as a candidate for admission to practise law. See Priestley eleven.Constitutional law is a public law ...
constitutional monarchy

constitutional monarchy  

This is a term used to describe the link between democratically elected elements of government and the monarch as a symbol and head of state and as a link with ...
co-operative movement

co-operative movement  

An organization owned by and run for the benefit of its members. First developed in many of the new industrial towns in Britain at the end of the 18th century, the Cooperative Movement was largely an ...
Dismissal

Dismissal  

Refers to the events of 11 November 1975, when the governor-general, Sir John Kerr, dismissed the Labor government by handing Gough Whitlam, without prior warning, a letter which terminated his ...
Dismissal of 1975

Dismissal of 1975  

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The events of 11 November 1975, when Governor‐General John Kerr brought the Whitlam era to an end by dismissing Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, left many unresolved questions. Two of them ...

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