The Seventh Report from the Select Committee of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada on Grievances: To Whom Were Referred Lord Viscount Goderich's Despatch to His Excellency Sir John Colborne, of the 8th November, 1832. To which is Added, the Report from the Same Committee, on the Petition of William Forsyth ...

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M. Reynolds, Printer to the Hon. the House of Assembly, 1835 - 476 pages
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Page xlv - I particularly recommend to you to explain that this Province is singularly blessed, not with a mutilated Constitution, but with a Constitution which has stood the test of experience, and is the very image and transcript of that of Great Britain...
Page xxxi - These are the two effectual securities against military power: that no pay can be issued to the troops without a previous authorization by the commons in a committee of supply, and by both houses in an act of appropriation ; and that no officer or soldier can be punished for disobedience, nor any court-martial held, without the annual re-enactment of the mutiny bill.
Page 334 - May it please your Excellency, " We, his majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of Upper Canada, in provincial parliament assembled...
Page v - the almost unlimited extent of the patronage of the Crown, or rather of the Colonial Minister for the time being, and his advisers here, together with the abuse of that patronage, are the chief sources of colonial discontent.
Page xxxvii - ... people four thousand miles off ; and being an impracticable system, felt to be intolerable by those for whose good it was professedly intended, it ought to be abolished, and the domestic institutions of the Province so improved and administered by the local authorities as to render the people happy and contented.
Page xxxii - ... summon parliament every year, his army would cease to have a legal existence ; and the refusal of either house to concur in the mutiny bill would at once wrest the sword out of his grasp. By the bill of rights it is declared unlawful to keep any forces in time of peace without consent of parliament This consent, by an invariable and wholesome usage, is given only from year to year : and its necessity may be considered perhaps the most powerful of those causes which have transferred so much even...
Page 188 - In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the Day and year first above written.
Page 23 - Canada, from this time, one College, with the style and privileges of an University as hereinafter directed, for the education and instruction of youth and students in arts and faculties, to continue for ever to be called
Page 269 - An Act to remove doubts with respect to the authority under which the Courts of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and other...

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