The Canadian Controversy: Its Origin, Nature, and Merits (Google eBook)

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Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1838 - Canada - 84 pages
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Page 35 - 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...
Page 70 - 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...
Page 73 - 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...
Page 8 - The charges and well-founded complaints," observed the house, " of the Canadians before that august senate, were referred to a committee of the house of commons, indicated by the colonial minister, that committee exhibiting a striking combination of talent and patriotism, uniting a general knowledge of public and constitutional law to a particular acquaintance with the state of both the Canadas, formally applauded almost all the reforms which the Canadian people and their representatives demanded...
Page 35 - 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.
Page 82 - 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.
Page 65 - 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...
Page 79 - ... 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...
Page 77 - ... 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.
Page 33 - ... 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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