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Native liberty and crown sovereignty complement each other in Canada. Faced with numerous and warlike tribes, and not being entirely impervious to sentiments of natural justice, the imperial government of Great Britain in the eighteenth century recognized the liberty of the indigenous peoples not to...

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Published in: Native Liberty, Crown Sovereignty p. 3
Main Author: BRUCE CLARK
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: MQUP 10-01-1990
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: Native liberty and crown sovereignty complement each other in Canada. Faced with numerous and warlike tribes, and not being entirely impervious to sentiments of natural justice, the imperial government of Great Britain in the eighteenth century recognized the liberty of the indigenous peoples not to be molested or disturbed on their unceded territories. This liberty received constitutional protection throughout British North America. The imperial government claimed overall sovereignty. Pursuant to that sovereignty it constituted the powers of the colonial governments. The powers delegated by the imperial government to these colonial governments were made to accommodate the previously recognized liberty of
ISBN: 0773507671
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