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Manuel and Others v HM Attorney General: CA 30 Jul 1982

The plaintiffs as representatives of the Indian Tribes of Canada sought declarations that the 1982 Act which provided for the independence of Canada was invalid. They appealed the strike out of their claims, saying that they had not been consulted as required, and that the Act would prejudice their interests. It was said that a … Continue reading Manuel and Others v HM Attorney General: CA 30 Jul 1982

Blackburn v Attorney-General: CA 10 May 1971

The complainant sought to argue that entry to Europe would be unlawful in that it involved surrender of the sovereignty of the Queen in Parliament. The respondent accepted that the Bill would involve some surrender of power, but that it was a lawful act. Held: The power to enter into Treaties was itself a power … Continue reading Blackburn v Attorney-General: CA 10 May 1971

British Coal Corporation v The King: PC 1935

The Board was asked as to the competency of a petition for special leave to appeal to the King in Council from a judgment of a court in Quebec in a criminal matter. The petitioners argued that notwithstanding the provisions of a Canadian statute which prohibited such appeals, this class of appeal was external to … Continue reading British Coal Corporation v The King: PC 1935

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