SOVEREIGN COUNCIL OF NEW FRANCE: A STUDY IN CANADIAN CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY.
Item #: 12779
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.
Subjects: CANADIAN LAW, FRENCH LAW
The Sovereign Council was a governmental body established byFrance in 1663 to administer its colony in the St. LawrenceValley. Unusually powerful for a colonial government, thecouncil was the primary legislative and legal authority ofNew France. It had the power to select judges and minorofficials, control public funds and commerce with the mothercountry, regulate the fur trade and set policy on localaffairs. Cahall treats the council's history, organization,procedure and functions, assesses its effectiveness andevaluates its achievements and failures. This valuablestudy was originally published as Volume LXV, Number 1 inColumbia's series Studies in History, Economics and PublicLaw.Distributed by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Reprinted by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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