MacKAY, Robert Alexander WRONG, George M.
Title: Unreformed Senate of Canada. With an Introduction by George M. Wrong. FirstEdition. Signed copy
Publisher:  Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London, 1926,
Seller ID: 97812
MacKAY, Robert A. The Unreformed Senate of Canada. With an Introduction by George M. Wrong. London : Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1926. First Edition. Pp [i]-xvi,-284. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt letteringto spine. Rhodenizer p.204. Not in Watters. Robert Alexander MacKay (b. Vi ctoria County, Ontario, 2 January, 1894 - d. at Ottawa, 25 November, 1979) was at the time Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. Hewould join Dalhousie the next year, staying till 1947. Contents : I. The P roblem. II. Colonial Antecedents. III. The Intentions of the Fathers (NoteŚClauses in the B.N.A. Act of 1867 concerning the Senate, and the B.N.A. Actof 1915). IV. Constitutional and Political Limits. V. The Senate at Work. VI. Legislation in the Senate: (a) Initiation of Legislation. (b) Amendmentof Bills brought up from the House of Commons. (c) Money Bills. (d) The "V eto." (e) The "Veto" since 1921. (f) Conclusions. VII. A Protector of Rights. VIII. Conservatism, or Obstruction to Reform? IX. The Appointing System.X. The Functions of a Second Chamber: A Balance Sheet. XI. To Mend or End the Senate. Appendices : A. Lord Bryce's Letter to the Prime Minister regarding Reform to the House of Lords. B. Bills rejected by the Senate, 1867 to1924. C. Statistics of Legislation in the Senate, 1867 to 1924. D. Categor ies of Citizens Eligible for Membership in the Belgian and Italian Senates.Minor spotting to cloth, light edgewear, else very good. Signed with inscr iption by the author. 45.00