Canada and the Canada Bill; Being an Examination of the Proposed Measure for the Future Government of Canada, with an Introductory Chapter, Containing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ...might have some ground for confidence, they Securities de,,,.. i «, i i., siredby Upper have asked for certain securities to be afforded to them in the Canada, details of the measure. And under a conviction of the same necessity the Assembly of Upper Canada, in giving their qualified assent to be united with...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ...might have some ground for confidence, they Securities de,,,.. i «, i i., siredby Upper have asked for certain securities to be afforded to them in the Canada, details of the measure. And under a conviction of the same necessity the Assembly of Upper Canada, in giving their qualified assent to be united with the other Province, have been very explicit in announcing it as one of the conditions on which alone they could prevail on themselves to give that assent, that Lower Canada shall return but fifty members to the Assembly, while Upper Canada shall retain her present number, which is not less than sixty-two, and, I believe, may be rather more. They have also required eight other conditions, all evidently intended as security against the dangerous preponderance of Lower Canada in the Legislature. But the bill, as it stands, affords not one of these securities. The Government has rejected them all; and for my own part, I consider Not proposed that rejection fortunate, because Upper Canada is now fairly tobeconcededwarned that if she is to have the union, she is to have it without them, and she is therefore enabled to estimate the more clearly beforehand in what position she would be placed by it. To have relied upon such securities would have been nothing less than an unfortunate delusion: if every one of those conditions were to be inserted in the act, they would not form an effectual security, and it is at least equally certain that they would not have been permanently retained in force. However reasonable and necessary they might be, they would be unbe'noflittle e(lua m appearance, and in effect; they would therefore be value. the subjects of perpetual complaint and clamour, and the desire to be rid of them would be for ever made the pretence of popu...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150545009
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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