Canadian Founding: John Locke and Parliament (McGill-Queen's by Janet Ajzenstat

By Janet Ajzenstat

confident that rights are inalienable and that valid executive calls for the consent of the ruled, the Fathers of Confederation - no matter if liberal or conservative - seemed to the eu enlightenment and John Locke. Janet Ajzenstat analyzes the legislative debates within the colonial parliaments and the structure Act (1867) in a provocative reinterpretation of Canadian political heritage from 1864 to 1873.

Ajzenstat contends that the debt to Locke is most obvious within the debates at the making of Canada's Parliament: although the anti-confederates maintained that the prevailing provincial parliaments provided more desirable security for person rights, the confederates insisted that the union's basic legislature, the Parliament of Canada, may end up equivalent to the duty and that the promise of "life and liberty" might deliver the scattered populations of British North the USA jointly as a loose nation.

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