The Queen Vs. Louis Riel: Accused and Convicted of the Crime of High Treason. Report of Trial at Regina.--Appeal to the Court of Queen's Bench, Manitoba.--Appeal to the Privy Council, England.--Petition for Medical Examination of the Convict.--List of Petitions for Commutation of Sentence, Ottawa

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Queen's Printer, 1886 - Canada - 207 pages
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Page 190 - It shall be lawful for the Queen, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate and House of Commons, to make Laws for the Peace, Order, and good Government of Canada, in relation to all Matters not coming within the Classes of Subjects by this Act assigned exclusively to the Legislatures of the Provinces...
Page 192 - Canada; and thereupon it shall be lawful for the Parliament of Canada from the Date aforesaid to make, ordain and establish within the Land and Territory so admitted as aforesaid all such Laws, Institutions and Ordinances and to constitute such Courts and Officers as may be necessary for the Peace, Order and good Government of Her Majesty's Subjects and others therein...
Page 191 - ... authority of such Act of Parliament or having in the colony the force and effect of such Act, shall be read subject to such Act, order or regulation, and shall to the extent of such repugnancy, but not otherwise, be and remain absolutely void and inoperative".
Page 182 - The Indian Legislature has powers expressly limited by the Act of the Imperial Parliament which created it, and it can-, of course, do nothing beyond the limits which circumscribe these powers. But, when acting within those limits, it is not in any sense an agent or delegate of the Imperial Parliament, but has, and was intended to have, plenary powers of legislation, as large, and of the same nature, as those of Parliament itself.
Page 180 - ... notwithstanding the party accused did the act complained of with a view, under the influence of insane delusion, of redressing or revenging some supposed grievance or injury, or of producing some public benefit, he is nevertheless punishable according to the nature of the crime committed, if he knew at the time of committing such crime that he was acting contrary to law ; by which expression we understand your Lordships to mean the law of the land.
Page 192 - No colonial law shall be or be deemed to have been void or inoperative on the ground of repugnancy to the law of England, unless the same shall be repugnant to the provisions of some such Act of Parliament Order or Regulation as aforesaid.
Page 183 - Canada ; and thereupon it shall be lawful for the Parliament of Canada from the date aforesaid to make, ordain, and establish within the land and territory so admitted as aforesaid all such laws, institutions, and ordinances, and to constitute such Courts and officers, as may be necessary for the peace, order, and good government of Her Majesty's subjects and others therein...
Page 184 - The Parliament of Canada may from time to time make provision for the administration, peace, order, and good government of any territory not for the time being included in any Province.
Page 42 - Q. What did he say to you, and what did you say to him ? A.
Page 1 - Riel, against the form of the statute in such case made and provided, and against the peace of our said Lady the Queen, her Crown and dignity.

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