Monthly Archives: October 2018

Death by Deadlock: The Fate of the Gallant Government


By James Bowden and Lyle Skinner  Table of Contents Executive Summary. 1 Introduction. 1 First Principles and Rationales in Forming Governments. 3 The Lieutenant-Governor’s First Duty Under Responsible Government 3 The Incumbent Government Stays In Office Unless the Assembly or … Continue reading

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The Dominion of Canada in 1897


Map of the Dominion of Canada in 1897 My thesis supervisor Rand Dyck gave me a copy of Handbook on Canada, an anthropological compilation published in 1897 by the British Association for the Advancement of Science. This book groups together various … Continue reading

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