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Constitution, government and society in Canada

selected essays

by Alan C. Cairns

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Published by McClelland and Stewart in Toronto, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canada -- Constitutional law.,
  • Canada -- Constitutional history.,
  • Canada -- Politics and government.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Alan C. Cairns ; edited by Douglas E. Williams.
    ContributionsWilliams, Douglas E., 1949-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJL31 .C35 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination304 p.
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19788417M
    ISBN 100771018304

    An amendment to the Constitution of Canada in relation to the following matters may be made only in accordance with subsection 38(1): a. the principle of proportionate representation of the provinces in the House of Commons prescribed by the Constitution of Canada; b. the powers of the Senate and the method of selecting Senators;.


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