George Brown Fonds, Drafts of the Quebec Resolutions – Amendments to the Provincial Division of Powers (24 October 1864)


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Date: 1864-10-24
By: George Brown
Citation: George Brown Fonds, Drafts of the Quebec Resolutions – Amendments to the Provincial Division of Powers, October 24th, 1864 (MG 24, B 40, Vol. 21, p. 3747).
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3747

Confidential.

Resolved, ––

That it shall be competent for the local legislature to make laws respecting:

  1. Agriculture.
  2. Education.
  3. [first letter of next word is strikethrough] [inserted in left margin Im] Emigration.
  4. The sale and management of public lands, excepting lands held for general purposes by the General Government.
  5. Property and civil rights, excepting those portions thereof assigned to the general legislature.
  6. Municipal Institutions.
  7. Inland Fisheries.
  8. The construction, maintenance and management of Penitentiaries, and of Public and Reformatory Prisons.
  9. The construction, maintenance and management of Hospitals, Charities and Eleemosynary Institutions.
  10. All local works.
  11. The Administration of Justice, and the constitution, maintenance and organization of the Courts, both of Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction.
  12. The establishment of local offices and the appointment, payment and removal of local officers.
  13. The power of direct Taxation.
  14. Borrowing money on the credit of the Province.
  15. Shop, Saloon, Tavern, and Auctioneer licenses.
  16. Private and Local matters.
  17. The Public Debt and Public Property.
  18. And Generally respecting all matters of a general character, not specially and exclusively reserved for the Local Governments and Legislatures.

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