Parliamentary Government in the British Colonies

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Todd, Alpheus. Parliamentary Government in the British Colonies. Edited by His Son. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. xx, 929 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-617-8. ISBN-10: 1-58477-617-X. Cloth. $150.* Reprint of the Second edition. By 1894 Great Britain possessed the largest formal empire that ever existed, one that ranged across a bewildering variety of lands and cultures. A remarkable work of synthesis and analysis, Todd's treatise is an excellent guide to its political and legal administration at the time when the empire stood at its zenith. In the course of nineteen lucid chapters it describes how Parliamentary government functions in the Colonies, the ways imperial control manages the appointment and control of governors, local legislation, internal administration, military, naval, and ecclesiastical matters, foreign relations, imperial legislation, judicial appeals, grant of honours and the use of royal prerogatives, particularly mercy. Other chapters examine administrative and legislative jurisdiction over subordinate provinces of a central colonial government, the constitutions and powers of colonial parliaments and the double position and functions of colonial governors or lieutenant-governors.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I THE SOVEREIGN IN RELATION TO PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNMENT IN ENGLAND
1
CHAPTER II THE APPLICATION OP PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNMENT TO COLONIAL INSTITUTIONS
25
CHAPTER III HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE INTRODUCTION OF PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNMENT INTO THE COLONIES OF GREAT ...
73
IMPERIAL DOMINION EXERCISABLE OVER SELFGOVERNING COLONIES
107
IN MATTERS OF LOCAL LEGISLATION
155
CHAPTER VI IN MATTERS OF INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION
200
BY MEANS OP IMPERIAL LEGISLATION
209
IN FOREIGN RELATIONS AND THROUGH THE OPERATION OF TREATIES
247
CHAPTER XV DOMINION CONTROL IN MATTERS OF LEGISLATION
432
CHAPTER XVI DOMINION CONTROL OVER THE CANADIAN PROVINCES IN MATTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
576
CHAPTER XVII
625
PART II THE CONSTITUTION AND POWERS OF COLONIAL PARLIAMENTS AND THE POSITION OF THE GOVERNOR IN RELATION TO ...
682
PART III DISCRETION OF THE SOVEREIGN OR HER REPRESENTATIVE IN GRANTING OR REFUSING TO MINISTERS A DISSOLUTION ...
759
CHAPTER XVIII POSITION AND FUNCTIONS OF A COLONIAL GOVERNOR REVIEWED
804
CHAPTER XIX COLONIAL JUDGES
827
APPENDIX
857

BY APPEALS TO THE COURTS OF LAW AND TO THE PRIVY COUNCIL
301
BY THE GRANT OF HONOURS AND TITULAR DISTINCTIONS IN THE COLONIES
313
BY THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PREROGATIVE OF MERCY
344
IN MILITARY AND NAVAL MATTERS
370
BY THE SUPREMACY OF THE CROWN AND OF THE CIVIL POWER IN ECCLESIASTICAL MATTERS
406
CHAPTER XIV JURISDICTION EXERCISABLE OVER SUBORDINATE PROVINCES OF THE EMPIRE BY A CENTRAL COLONIAL GOVERN...
426
BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT 1871
890
PARLIAMENT OF CANADA ACT 38 39 VIC C 38 1875
892
BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT 49 50 VIC C 35 1886
893
SUCCESSIVE SECRETARIES OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES
895
INDEX
907
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