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Legislation

Statutes

Statues

  • An Act for expediting the decision of constitutional and other provincial questions 1970
  • Fair Representation Act sections 2, 14, 15, and 17 to 20, 2011 (Can)

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Constitutional Statutes

Constitutional Statues

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Canadian Constitutional Statutes

Canadian Constitutional Statues

  • Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 1977, No. 43
  • Representation Act, 1985 1986 Mar 4

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Bills

Bills

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United Kingdom Bills

United Kingdom Bills

  • A BILL / To give effect to a request by the Senate and House of Commons of Canada. / Presented by Mr. Humphrey Atkins. / Supported by The Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Whitelaw, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Francis Lyon and Mr. Attorney General. / Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed 1981 Dec 22

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Orders in Council

Orders in Council

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Proclamations and Royal Instructions

Proclamations and Royal Instructions

  • Proclamation fixing the day for the commencement of the new Constitution, November 18, 1791

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Government Documents

Debates

Debates

  • Debates of the legislative assembly of United Canada, Volume XIII, Part II 1856 Mar 6
  • Debates of the legislative assembly of United Canada, Volume XIII, Part II 1856 Mar 18
  • Debates of the legislative assembly of United Canada, Volume XII, Part II 1856 Mar 2
  • Sessions parlementaires de l`Accord constitutionnelle de 1983, Assemblée législative du Nouveau Brunswick, Journal des Débats 1983 Jun 22
  • House of Commons Debates, Inquiry Whether More Generous Guarantees Could Have Been Obtained if Quebec Protected Rights of Canadians (No date)
  • House of Commons Debates, Reference to Proposals to Supreme Court of Canada & Establishment of Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons 1981 Oct 6
  • House of Commons Debates, Provision Respecting Mandatory Retirement 1981 Nov 16
  • House of Commons Debates, Alleged Veto Right of Quebec Government Position (no date)
  • House of Commons Debates, Resolution Respecting Constitution Act 1981 Dec 2
  • House of Commons Debates, Statement Made by Minister of Justice on Issue of Compensation to Provinces 1981 Dec 7
  • Proposed Resolution for a Joint Address to Her Majesty the Queen respecting the Constitution of Canada 1980 Oct 2
  • Proposed Resolution for a Joint Address to Her Majesty the Queen respecting the Constitution of Canada 1980 Oct 21

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United Kingdom Debates

United Kingdom Debates

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Journals

Journals

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United Kingdom Journals

United Kingdom Journals

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Sessional Papers

Sessional Papers

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Treaties

Treaties

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Votes and Proceedings

Votes and Proceedings

  • Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada (1970) Issue 1, 14
  • Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada (1970-72) All Issues
  • Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada (1980-81) Issue 14, 26
  • Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Special Committee on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms No. 1-12 1960 Canada, House of Commons. Chairman: Norman L. Spencer
  • Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs- Issue No. 68 1983 Jun 28
  • Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Standing Committee on Indian Affairs & Northern Development, Respecting: Constitutional Amendment Proclamation, 1983 1983 Jun 28
  • Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Special Committee on Indian Self-Government Issue No. 35-39

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Reports, Manuals, and Other Book-Length Publications

Reports, Manuals, and Other Book-Length Publications

  • Command Paper 4480, Newfoundland Royal Commission 1933 Report [The Amultree Report] — London 1933 Oct 4
  • Appendix D — “Report by Mr. Clutterbuck” — Peter Clutterbuck (Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs) to The Cabinet of the Attlee Government — London 1945 Oct 18
  • Report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism- Preliminary Report (1965)
  • Submission of the Government of Alberta to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Commons, Parliament of the United Kingdom 1980 Nov 26
  • Observations by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the First Report, Session 1980–881, Cmnd.
  • House of Commons (UK)- Foreign Affairs Committee, Third Report- British North America Acts: The Role of Parliament 1981 Dec 22
  • House of Commons (UK)- Foreign Affairs Committee, Second Report- Supplentary Report on the British North America Acts: The Role of Parliament 1981 Apr 15
  • British Columbia’s Constitutional Proposals, Paper No. 1, Toward a Revised Constitution for Canada 1983 Jan 14
  • Legislature of Alberta. Strengthening Canada: Reform of Canada’s Senate, Report of the Alberta Select Special Committee on Senate Reform. March 1985.

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Public Papers of Intergovernmental Conferences & Committees

Public Papers of Intergovernmental Conferences & Committees

We are in the midst of going through the List of Public Documents for each Conference to see what we have. To see all of our Public Papers of Intergovernmental Conferences & Committees click here.

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International Materials

Treaties and International Agreements

Treaties and International Agreements

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Secondary Sources and Other Materials

Books

Books

  • The Canadian Constitution in Form and Fact 1923 Sep
  • The Court and the Constitution- Comments on the Supreme Court Reference on Constitutional Amendment 1982

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Unpublished Manuscripts

Unpublished Manuscripts

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Addresses and Papers Delivered at Conferences

Addresses and Papers Delivered at Conferences

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Newspapers

Newspapers

  • Le Quebec se doit d’exiger des garanties constitutionnelles- Le Devoir 1975 Aug 26
  • De Duplessis a Bourassa- Le Devoir 1975 Aug 27

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Letters, Memoranda, Interviews

Letters, Memoranda, Interviews

  • Copies or Extracts of Correspondence between the Secretary of State and the Governor of Newfoundland, on the recent Changes in the Constitution of that Colony 1855 May 25
  • Letter from Samuel L. Tilley to Alexander T. Galt (10 November 1864), at the Library and Archives Canada, MG26-A, Vol. 51, 19943-19944
  • Letter from John A. Macdonald to Charles Tupper (14 November 1864), at the Library and Archives Canada, MG26-A, Vol. 51, 19945-19947 – a typed-transcript can be found in MG26-A, Vol. 54, 21736-21737
  • Letter from Charles Tupper to Alexander T. Galt (16 November 1864), at the Library and Archives Canada, MG26-A, Vol. 51, 19950-19951
  • Letter from Samuel L. Tilley to John A. Macdonald (23 November 1864), at the Library and Archives Canada, MG26-A, Vol. 51, 19952-19956
  • Letter from Charles Tupper to John A. Macdonald (13 December 1864), at the Library and Archives Canada, MG26-A, Vol. 51, 19962-19965 – a typed-transcript can be found in MG26-A, Vol. 54, 21738-21740
  • Telegram 58 — Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King to Sir Humphrey Walwyn (Governor of Newfoundland) 1941 Jul 23
  • Letter — Norman A. Robertson (Undersecretary of State for External Affairs) to Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King — Ottawa 1941 Jul 15
  • Letter — Hugh Keenleyside (Counsellor, Department of External Affairs) to Norman A. Robertson (Acting Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs) — Ottawa 1941 Mar 27
  • Letter — G.S. Watts (Bank of Canada) to Bank of Canada — Ottawa 1943 April
  • Letter — Jack Pickersgill (Third Secretary, Department of External Affairs) to Employees of Department of External Affairs 1943 May
  • Letter — George D. Hopper (American Consul General to Newfoundland) to The Secretary of State (US) 1943 Nov 13
  • Letter — J. Scott MacDonald (Canadian High Commission in Newfoundland) to Acting Secretary for External Affairs 1946 Dec 11
  • Letter — Paul Bridle (Secretary of Interdepartmental Committee on Canada-Newfoundland Relations), Calvert C. Pratt, Charles E. Hunt (K.C.) to Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Members of the Interdepartmental Committee on Newfoundland (Government of Canada) 1946 Dec 31
  • Letter — J. Scott MacDonald (Canadian High Commissioner in Newfoundland) to Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King and members of Cabinet 1946 Oct 17
  • Letter — R.A. MacKay (Chairman of Interdepartmental Committee on Canada-Newfoundland Relations, Department of External Affairs) to Members of Interdepartmental Committee 1946 Oct 19
  • Letter — Ray Atheron (US Embassy in Ottawa) to Secretary of State 1947 Dec 22
  • Letter — Wainwright Abbott (American Consul General, Newfoundland) to Secretary of State (US) 1947 Dec 5
  • Letter — Paul Bridle (Secretary of Interdepartmental Committee on Canada-Newfoundland Relations), Calvert C. Pratt, Charles E. Hunt (K.C.) to Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Members of the Interdepartmental Committee on Newfoundland (Government of Canada) 1947 Jun 20
  • Letter — Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King to Sir Gordon Macdonald (Governor of Newfoundland, Members of Newfoundland Convention) — Proposed Arrangements for the Entry of Newfounaldn into Confederations — Terms Believed to Constitute a Fair and Equitable Basis for Union of Newfoundland with Canada Should the People of Newfoundland Desire to Enter into Confederation 1947 Oct 29
  • Letter — Charles Burchell (High Commissioner of Canada in Newfoundland) to Lester B. Pearson (Secretary of State) 1947 Dec 6
  • Letter — Chesley Fillier (Grand Master, Loyal Orange Association of Newfoundland) to A. Gordon Bradley 1948 Jul 16
  • Letter — Paul Bridle (Acting High Commission of Canada in Newfoundland) to Lester Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs) 1948 Jul 19
  • Letter — Lester Pearson (Under Secretary of State of External Affairs to Louis St. Laurent (Secretary of State for External Affairs) 1948 Jul 21
  • Letter — R.A. MacKay (Head of British Commonwealth Division, Department of External Affairs) to Under Secretary of State for External Affairs and Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King 1948 Jul 29
  • Letter — A. Gordon Bradley (President of Newfoundland Confederate Association) & Joseph Smallwood to Hon. C.D. Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply) 1948 Jun 21
  • Letter — Paul Bridle (Acting Canadian High Commissioner in Newfoundland) to Secretary of State for External Affairs 1948 Jun 8
  • Letter — J. Scott Macdonald (Canadian High Commissioner in Newfoundland) to Secretary of State for External Affairs 1948 Mar 15
  • Letter — Philip J. Noel Baker (Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, London) to Gordon Macdonald (Governor of Newfoundland) 1948 Mar 2
  • Letter — James G. Channing (Secretary of Fall 1948 Newfoundland Delegation) to Secretary of the Canadian Cabinet Committee on Newfoundland 1948 Nov 23
  • Letter — R.A. MacKay (Secretary of the Canadian Cabinet Committee on Newfoundland) to Members of the Canadian Cabinet Committee on Newfoundland, Newfoundland Delegation to Ottawa 1948 Nov 26
  • Letter — John B. McEvoy to Robert A. Mackay (Secretary of Interdepartmental Committee on Canada-Newfoundland Relations, Department of External Affairs 1949 Jan 5
  • Letter — Wainwright Abbott (American Consul general) to Hon. Laurence A. Steinhardt (US Ambassador in Ottawa) 1949 Jun 2
  • Letter — Walter Harris (MP) to Rt. Hon. Louis St. Laurent 1949 Mar 13
  • Letter — Paul Pelletier (Privy Council Office) to Norman A. Robertson (Secretary to the Canadian Cabinet) 1949 Mar 29
  • Letter from E.D Fulton to Attorneys General of All the Provinces, November 10, 1960
  • Letter from E.A Driedger to C.R Magone 1960 (November 10)
  • Letter from E.A Driedger to Deputy Attorneys of All the Provinces, January 20, 1961
  • Correspondence Between Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Manitoba 1961 May 15
  • Correspondence Between Deputy Minister of Justice and Louis-Philippe Pigeon 1961 Nov 16
  • Correspondence Between Deputy Minister of Justice and Legal Adviser to Prime Minister of Quebec’s Office 1961 Nov 8
  • Correspondence Between Minister of Justice and Attorneys General 1961 Oct. 31
  • Correspondance entre le Ministre de la Justice et les procureurs-généraux 1961 Oct 31
  • Correspondence Between Department of Justice and Attorney general of PEI 1961 Sept. 22
  • Letter from Hon. John Turner to Mr. R.G. Robertson, Establishment of Sub-Committee on Fundamental Rights 1969 Nov 10 (ENG/FR)
  • Memorandum for Mr. Carter – Possible discussions concerning the procedure for amending the B.N.A. Act 1974 oct 25
  • Memorandum for the Prime Minister – Reactions from Quebec to our latest drafts for the proclamation on the constitution 1975 Oct 10
  • Memorandum for Mr. Hurley: Reaction from Quebec to our latest drafts for the procalamation on the Constitution 1975 Oct 10
  • Memorandum for the Prime Minister- Constitution Debate: Requested Material 1980 Oct 10
  • Constitutional Patriation – The Lougheed-Levesque Correspondence 1981 Nov 6
  • Letter to Premier Lucien Bouchard concerning his position on a unilateral declaration of independence 1997 AUg 11
  • Letter to Mr. Jacques Brassard in response to his ministerial statement on the territorial integrity of Quebec 1997 Nov 19
  • Letter to Premier Lucien Bouchard on the need to respect the Supreme Court’s decision in its entirety 1998 Aug 25

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Archive Materials

Archive Materials

  • Drafts of the Charter of Rights:
    o August 22, 1980 – Entitled “Discussion Draft” (Confidential)
    o October 5, 1980 – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    o January 12, 1981 – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    o February 13, 1981 – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    o April 24, 1981 – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    o November 18, 1981 – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    o December 2, 1981 – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Drafts of the Statute of Westminster, 1931 (UK)
  • Drafts of the Prince Edward Island Terms of Union (UK)
  • Drafts of the Newfoundland Act, 1949 (UK)

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Miscellaneous, Unsorted

Miscellaneous, Unsorted

  • Proposed Additions to the New Canada Bill for a General Government, Feb. 8 ,1790
  • List of Rights for the Metis (Louis Riel) Provision Government. Fore more info consult Bliss, pages 160-62.
  • Table of the Statutes of the Dominion of Canada, and the British North America Act, Wicksteed, 1887
  • Correspondence, Reports of the Ministers of Justice and Orders in Council Upon the Subject of Dominion and Provincial Legislation 1867-1895
  • Supreme Court of Canada- In a Matter of a Reference to the Jurisdiction of Parliament to Regulate and Control Radio Communication 1931 May 6
  • Frederick C. Alderdice (Leader of the United Newfoundland Party) to the electors of Newfoundland. 1932 May/June
  • National Convention Act No. 16 (Newfoundland) 1946 May 21
  • Newfoundland National Convention
  • White Paper – The Amendment of the Constitution of Canada – 1965
  • Income Security and Social Services, Government of Canada, Working Paper on the Constitution & Securite du revenu et services sociaux, Gouvernement du Canada, Document de travail sur la Constitution 1969
  • Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General 1975 Sep 18 (ENG/FR)
  • Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General, 1975 Oct 14
  • Quebec’s traditional stands on the division of powers
  • Gouvernement du Quebec – Ministere des Affaires intergouvernementales 1976
  • White Paper – The Amendment of the Constitution of Canada 1978 Aug 23
  • The Role of the United Kingdom in the Amendment of the Canadian Constitution — Background Paper 1981 Mar
  • The State of Minority Language Education in the Ten Provinces of Canada 1978 Jan
  • Implementation of the Policy on French Language in Ontario 1978 Aug
  • Towards the Twenty First Century- Together: The Position of the Government of Newfoundland Regarding Constitutional Change 1980 Aug 18
  • Decisions of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Relating to the British North America Act, 1867, and the Canadian Constitution, 1867-1954, Vol. 3
  • Privy Council Appeal No. 38 of 1931 1978 Aug 15
  • Consolidation of proposed constitutional resolution tabled by the Minister of Justice in the House of Commons on February 13, 1981 with the amendments approved by the House of Commons on April 23, 1981 and by the Senate on April 24, 1981
  • Text of proposed constitutional resolution filed by the Deputy Attorney General of Canada with the Supreme Court of Canada on April 24, 1981
  • Notice of Motion given by the Minister of Justice on November 18, 1981

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