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1758/60-1926, Journals of the Legislative Council
Journals and proceedings of the Legislative Council of Nova-Scotia: title varies, n.a., 1758/60-, Halifax, Queen’s Printer, 1760-. (From early on
the British Governor of Nova Scotia was assisted by an Executive Council. In 1749 a nominated Legislative Council was established. A new constitution in
1758 provided also for an elected House of Assembly. Despite these gestures toward representative government, for almost a century real power lay
with a “Council of Twelve,” which included the Chief Justice, the Anglican bishop, and other high officials, many of whom served near lifetime terms.
They comprised the membership of both the Executive Council and the Legislative Council. The rigidity of Nova Scotia’s social structure, and the
conservative instincts of its large military population, serving and retired, helped to perpetuate the oligarchy’s dominance. Much of the politics of the
colony between about 1760 and 1840 involved the unavailing attempts of the Assembly to wrest concessions from the entrenched officialdom on the
Legislative Council. A significant change came in 1839 when the British government gave notice that henceforward colonial officials could not count on
permanent tenure in their offices. Nova Scotia also benefited from the principles established in the Canadas Union Act of 1840. The oligarchy fought an
effective rear guard action, but in 1848 a reform ministry which had the support of a majority of the Assembly took office. Responsible governance in the
colony is held to stem from that date. The reform was led by Mr. Joseph Howe, one of the most effective politicians in pre-confederation Canada. Nova
Scotia abolished its Legislative Council effective 1928. As of 06/10/11, for the Journals of the Legislative Council, LLMC held from 1838 to 1928 with
gaps. Assistance for gifts and loans to fill out this run would be much appreciated.)
Title:   Journal and proceedings of the Legislative Council of the province of Nova Scotia : reformatted from the original and including, Journal and proceedings of His Majesty's Council of the province of Nova-Scotia ...
OCLC Number:   754954928
Available Volumes
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1838YesNo
1839YesNo
1841YesNo
1st Sess. 18th Gen. Assy. 1844YesNo
2nd Sess. 18th Gen. Assy. 1844YesNo
1845YesNo
1847YesNo
1848YesNo
1849YesNo
1850YesNo
1851YesNo
1852YesNo
1853YesNo
1854YesNo
1854-55YesNo
1856YesNo
1857YesNo
1858YesNo
1859YesNo
1860YesNo
1861YesNo
1862YesNo
1863YesNo
1864YesNo
1865YesNo
1866YesNo
1868YesNo
1870YesNo
1871YesNo
1872YesNo
1873YesNo
1874YesNo
1875YesNo
1877YesNo
1878YesNo
1880YesNo
1881YesNo
1885YesNo
1889YesNo
1890YesNo
1891YesNo
1892YesNo
1894YesNo
1895YesNo
1896YesNo
1897YesNo
1898YesNo
1899YesNo
1900YesNo
1901YesNo
1902YesNo
1903YesNo
1903-04YesNo
1905YesNo
1915 Part 1YesNo
1919 Part 1YesYes
1919 Part 2YesNo
1922 Part 1YesNo
1922 Part 2YesNo
1926 Part 1YesNo
1926 Part 2YesNo
1927 Part 1YesNo
1927 Part 2YesNo
1928 Part 1YesYes
1928 Part 2YesNo