The Canadian Controversy: Its Origin, Nature, and Merits

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Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1838 - 84 Seiten
 

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Seite 27 - Strength should be lord of imbecility, And the rude son should strike his father dead: Force should be right; or rather, right and wrong, Between whose endless jar justice resides, Should lose their names, and so should justice too. Then...
Seite 62 - Crown ; and that any other measures that may tend to connect more intimately this branch of the constitution with the interest of the colonies, would be attended with the greatest advantage. With respect to the judges, with the exception only of the chief justice, whose presence on particular occasions might be necessary, your committee entertain no doubt that they had better not be involved in the political business of the house. Upon similar grounds, it appears to your committee that it is not...
Seite 65 - Act respecting the allotment and appropriation of lands for the support of the Protestant clergy within the Province of Canada, or respecting the constituting, erecting, or endowing of parsonages or rectories within the Province of Canada, or respecting the presentation of incumbents or ministers of the same, or respecting the tenure on which such incumbents or ministers shall hold or enjoy the...
Seite 27 - Then everything includes itself in power, Power into will, will into appetite ; And appetite, an universal wolf, So doubly seconded with will and power, Must make perforce an universal prey, And last eat up himself.
Seite 74 - Here, again, the government pressed upon the house of assembly the importance of giving effect to the views of the committee ; and, in fact, a law has received the royal assent, having for its object the improvement of the jury system — an object which has been pursued by those methods which the house of assembly themselves devised or adopted.
Seite 57 - Although, from the opinion given by the law officers of the Crown, Your Committee must conclude that the legal right of appropriating the revenues arising from the Act of...
Seite 71 - ... committee recommend that precautions of the same nature should be adopted with regard to the sheriffs, as it appears that within a few years two instances of the insolvency of these officers have occurred, while possessed, in virtue of their office, of large sums of money deposited in their hands. " With respect to the estates which formerly belonged to the jesuits your committee lament that they have not more full information, but it appears to them to be desirable that the proceeds should be...
Seite 69 - ... Your committee are further of opinion that means should be found of bringing into effective operation the clause in the Tenures Act, which provides for the mutation of tenure : and they entertain no doubt of the inexpediency of retaining the seigneurial rights of the crown, in the hope of deriving a profit from them.
Seite 25 - ... of things would be produced incompatible with the connexion between a colony and the mother country. The council having to answer for the course of government, must in justice be allowed also to control it ; the responsibility, therefore, of the governor to his Majesty must also cease, and the very functions of governor, instead of being discharged by the person expressly nominated for that high trust, would in reality be divided among such gentlemen as from time to time might be carried into...

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