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1773-1893, Debates & Proceedings of the Legislative Council
Debates and proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Province of Prince Edward Island: 1854-93, Charlottetown, var. gov. pr., 1773-93, all
published. (Severed from Nova Scotia in 1769, Prince Edward Island received a constitution in 1773 providing for an Executive Council, a nominated
Legislative Council and an elective Assembly. The Legislative Council had 9 members, who also constituted the Executive Council. Somewhat unusually it
numbered in its membership the Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia. Another former ties to Nova Scotia was that the Prince Edward Island militia remained under
the overall command of the Nova Scotia Commander of Forces. The legislature conducted most of the affairs of the colony, even the municipal services
that would have been the charge of lower levels of government in the more urbanized colonies. Responsible government was established in 1851. Until 1894
the legislature consisted of two houses: the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly. In 1894 the legislature was reconstituted into a
unicameral body known as the Legislative Assembly. As of 6/11 LLMC’s run was limited to 1868-88, with gaps. The gift or loan of gap-fillers would be much
Title:   Debates and proceedings of the Legislative Council, of the Province of Prince Edward Island, for the session of ...
OCLC Number:   758675419
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