The 1925 Reform of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia: Implications for Canadian Senate Reform?

19 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2013

Date Written: January 27, 2012

Abstract

This paper explores the short-lived 1925 reforms to the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia, the former upper house of the provincial legislature, including why prior reform efforts had not succeeded, what made 1925 different, and what lessons the Nova Scotia reforms might have for ongoing efforts to reform the Canadian Senate.

Originally presented to the Canadian Law and Society Association 2012 Mid-Winter Meeting at the University of Ottawa.

Keywords: Senate Reform, Legislative Council of Nova Scotia, Legal History, Canada, Nova Scotia

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Charles Paul, The 1925 Reform of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia: Implications for Canadian Senate Reform? (January 27, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2272863 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2272863

Charles Paul Hoffman (Contact Author)

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

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