The Constitutional, Legal, and Political History of Newfoundland and Labrador.
This reference collection is being assembled to provide ready access to the important documents which illustrate the evolution of Newfoundland and Labrador as a British colony, self-governing dominion, and province of Canada.
For editorial and administrative notes, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
For the sake of convenience, documents illustrating one particular aspect of the constitutional evolution have been grouped together under the following subcategories. The documents are also available on a Master List, where they are arranged chronologically.
The Constitutions of Newfoundland and Labrador
Commission of Government
Confederation with Canada
Labrador and the Labrador Boundary Dispute
The French and American Shores
Of the House of Assembly
The Human Rights Code
Emblems of Provincehood
Chronological Master List
Administrative and Editorial Notes
These texts should not be considered authoritative. Some of the older Acts and other documents have been modernized to improve legibility, but have not otherwise been altered. Any typographical or other errors are my own. Refer to the originals for authoritative versions. Most importantly, if you have a legal problem, consult your lawyer.
Any item for which there is no description or hyperlink is on a (growing) to-do list. Bugs and errors are slowly being ironed out. Visit this site for regular updates and additions.
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Last Update: 21-I-2005
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