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The continuity of aboriginal customs and government under British imperial constitutional law as applied in colonial Canada, 1760-1860

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This thesis examines the British legal status of aboriginal customary laws and governments in colonial Canada between 1760 and 1860, with a view to contributing to the debate about their modern legal status under the Canadian constitution. By "colonial Canada" is meant the British colonies of Quebec (1763-1791), Upper and Lower Canada (1791-1841) and Canada (1841-1867).

The central argument of the thesis is that there existed in colonial Canada two distinct systems of municipal law ...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
1995
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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