Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 335 pages of information about Canada under British Rule 1760-1900.
Same is true of commonwealth governments have unlimited and states. borrowing power under the authority of parliament and legislatures.

Certain money subsidies are Of the net revenue of the
paid annually to the provinces commonwealth from duties of
towards the support of their customs and excise, not more
governments and legislatures. than one-fourth shall be applied
annually by the commonwealth
towards its expenditure.  The
balance shall, in accordance
with certain conditions of the
constitution, be paid to the
several states, or applied
towards the payment of
interest on debts of the
several states.  This arrangement
is limited to ten years.  Financial
aid may be granted to any state
upon such terms as the federal
parliament may deem expedient. 
Western Australia may, subject
to certain restrictions, impose
duties on goods imported from
other parts of the commonwealth.

No such provision; but the For the administration of the Dominion parliament and provincial laws relating to interstate trade legislatures could by the governor-general-in-council legislation arrange a similar may appoint an interstate commission. commission.

Canada is liable for amount of The parliament of the commonwealth
the debts and liabilities of the may consolidate or
provinces existing at the time of take over state debts by general
the union, under the conditions consent, but a state shall
and terms laid down in the indemnify the commonwealth, and
constitution. the amount of interest payable in
respect to a debt shall be
deducted from its share of the
surplus revenue of the
commonwealth.

   Imperial Control over Imperial Control over
   Dominion Legislation. Australian Legislation.
   Bills may be reserved by the The same.
   governor-general for the Queen’s
   pleasure, and her Majesty in As the old state constitutions
   council may within two years continue in force until amended
   after receipt of any Dominion by the state, state legislation is
   act disallow the same. still subject to power of
                                        disallowance by Queen in council.

   No such provision.  The governor-general may return
                                        any “law” presented to him for
                                        the Queen’s assent and suggest
                                        amendments therein, and
                                        the houses may deal with them
                                        as they think fit.

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