Prince Edward Island and parliamentary representation : the beginnings of a Maritime regionalism /
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In the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of Section 53 of the Supreme Court Act, R.S.C. 1985, Chap. S-26 and in the matter of a reference by the Governor in Council concerning certain questions relating to secession of Quebec from Canada, as set out in Order in Council P.C. 1996-1997, dated the 30th day of September, 1996 : factum of the Attorney General of Canada.
KF 4483 Q4 C36 1997 V.2
- Prince Edward Island and parliamentary representation : the beginnings of a Maritime regionalism / by James William Driscoll.
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- Driscoll, James William, 1965-
Thesis (M.A.)--University of New Brunswick, Department of History, 1990.
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Authorized facsimile. Ottawa, Ont.. : National Library of Canada, Canadian Thesis Service, 1990.
Upon joining Confederation in 1873, Prince Edward Island was granted six members in the Canadian House of Commons. This number was subject to change however, depending on the province's relative population growth compared to that of the rest of the nation. Unfortunately for Prince Edward Island, the province's population has never kept pace with that of the Dominion and, consequently, the original allotment of Members of Parliament has had to be reduced. These reductions took place following each decadal census, beginning in 1892. By 1914, following the census of 1911, Prince Edward Island was to be represented by only three members. While the first reduction went virtually unnoticed in Prince Edward Island, the reductions of 1903 and 1914 were met with a growing protest. This report will suggest that the ideology behind the protest was not rooted simply in the reductions in federal representation, but rather, had its beginnings with a "Maritime progressivism" that had begun to develop around the turn of the century and led to a Maritime regional protest, often clashing with a similar movement from western Canada. The 1915 amendment to the British North America allowed Prime Minister Robert Borden to conciliate both regions by combining an increase in Senate representation from the Western provinces with the establishment of an irreducible representation in the House of Commons for the Maritime provinces.
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iv, 46 p. ; 28 cm.
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