Procedure in the Canadian House of Commons by William F. DawsonProcedure in the Canadian House of Commons by William F. Dawson

Procedure in the Canadian House of Commons

byWilliam F. Dawson

Paperback | December 15, 1962

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Procedure in the Canadian House of Commons is an attempt to survey the whole field of Canadian procedure historically and analytically, to establish what the procedure of the House was in 1867 and to trace its slow development - its evolvement through principles, traditions, rulings, and precedents - to the present time. A particular interest has been taken in depicting how the House operates in practice as compared with how it is believed to operate in theory. Throughout his analysis, Dawson provides insightful criticism and proposals for improvement in the hopes that this book will provide a new perspective on procedure both to those who are caught up in the day-to-day functioning of the House and to those, both in the House and outside it, who are concerned about larger, more distant implications.

W.F. Dawson (1930-2011), the son of R. MacGregor Dawson, was a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Western Ontario.
Title:Procedure in the Canadian House of CommonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.64 inPublished:December 15, 1962Publisher:University of Toronto PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802060463

ISBN - 13:9780802060464

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"It outlines in clear, precise and readable language the manner in which the House conducts it business. It shows how the rules of procedure and debate derived originally from Parliament at Westminster have been changed or modified by Canada. But more valuable still are his analyses, his criticisms, and his proposals for improvement. His book should be required reading for members of the House of Commons and for all who are interested in the welfare of Canadian democracy and of our Parliamentary institutions. For such it will fill a long-felt need." - M. J. Coldwell, Canadian Forum