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Left out? The Indians and the Canadian Constitution

Left out? The Indians and the Canadian Constitution

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Published by Survival International in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indians of North America -- Canada -- Government relations.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesSurvival International. Document -- 7
    ContributionsNational Indian Brotherhood of Canada
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE"92"L4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[8] p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21136007M

    The creation of shared-cost programs through political agreement enabled both levels of government to overcome this difficulty without amending the formal constitution. The central decision-making authority has the power to make decisions, but it cannot enforce those decisions directly. These programs sometimes called "shared-cost" programs were created following court decisions in the s which held that the federal government could not establish such programs itself. The Indian Act of essentially made "Status Indians" wards of the Crown, and regulated their lives.

    They used a tactic used by Cortes and cautious attacks on civilians for the purpose of frightening the enemy. Different countries strike the balance between stability and flexibility in different ways. In short, in the event of a conflict between a government decision or the legal authority underlying that decision and any of the provisions entrenched in section 52, the government decision or authority is void and of no force and effect. McIntosh, 21 U. There are also many common law principles of constitutional significance that have been developed by the courts in both England and Canada, particularly those dealing with the powers of the Crown and of Parliament, which are not included in section The law basically said that if an Indian man learned to read and signed a pledge to "live as a white" he was allowed to vote, own property, and serve on juries.

    Such a conclusion may not necessarily have any direct legal consequences assuming that the decision is consistent with the written constitution and therefore legally validbut it will undoubtedly produce significant political pressure on the government to reconsider its policy, as happened in the patriation process. As we will see in chapter 6, although Quebec remained opposed, the Supreme Court found in a later case that there was no constitutional convention requiring Quebec's consent before seeking a constitutional amendment. InThe Canada Act was passed and proclaimed by the Queenbringing the constitution back to Canada. This Congress operated from and dealt with Indian tribes on a diplomatic, political basis and signed one treaty with the Delaware Tribe in Most of the centralizing features of the Act, such as the powers of reservation and disallowance referred to above, have fallen into disuse.


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Much of the Act deals with the rights of band members living on reserves, and has little constitutional significance. For a flavour of this debate, see the evidence of witnesses who appeared before the Special Senate Committee that examined the Bill C The Constitution Act included a number of important guarantees of judicial independence, including the fact that superior court judges were removable from office only if both the Senate and the House of Commons passed resolutions calling for their removal.

They used a tactic used by Cortes and cautious attacks on civilians for the purpose of frightening the enemy. The only sanction for breach of these constitutional conventions is political rather than legal.

The British North America Act (BNA Act)

Executive power is vested in the monarch, but is exercised at the federal level by the governor generalwhose power is strictly limited by both constitutional convention and statute law. Dawson, The Government of Canada, 5th ed.

Consequently, this treaty provision of the U. There are serious issues with the desirability and constitutionality of the regional veto formula. Certain elements of Canada's constitution - such as constitutional conventions - are unwritten principles that are recognized but not intended to be enforced by the courts.

After the decision, Trudeau decided to try one last time at a compromise, but yet again, the provinces failed to agree. The documents that are included in the definition of the Constitution of Canada are set out in section 52 of the Constitution Act, All ten provinces were required to ratify.

Constitution Act, Representation permitted future changes to the distribution of seats for Parliament to be done by ordinary statute. In a federal system, sovereignty is divided between two orders of government, with each level of government restricted to the areas of jurisdiction assigned to it, and neither being able to control or direct the activities of the other.

Both Pizzaro and Cortez destroyed nations for gold and slaves. Canada, like the United Kingdom, is a hereditary monarchy, with the queen having inherited the office of head of state. The European Economic Community in the s and s was an example of a confederation, although recent reforms introduced in the s have strengthened the central institutions and moved the Community more in the direction of a federal system.

Most of these treaties are still valid today. External Links. Governors general and lieutenant governors act only on the advice of ministers and must follow that advice, so long as the government maintains the confidence of the legislature or Parliament, and the advice is constitutional.

The Aboriginal leaders argued that the right of self-government was an inherent right already included in section 35, which needed only to be recognized properly by Crown governments.The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers for the first time.

It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of and as well as a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events.

Many non-treaty First Nations and all Inuit and Métis peoples are not subject to the Indian Act. However, two court cases have clarified that Inuit, Métis, and non-status First Nations people, all are covered by the term "Indians" in the Constitution Act, The first was Re Eskimos in covering the Inuit, the second being Daniels v.

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The constitutional reform process. After Trudeau’s announcement inChiefs and Indigenous community members began to mobilize. The Justice Minister, Jean Chrétien, had initially agreed to demands by the Alberta and Saskatchewan premiers that Aboriginal and treaty rights be left out of the draft constitution.

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