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Canadian General Standards Board
The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) was established in 1934 under the National Research Council Act as the Government Purchasing Standards Committee and its present name was adopted in 1980.
Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society Case
In the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society case (1992), the Supreme Court took into account the doctrine of vagueness.
Appeal, judicial process by which a party complains to a higher court that a decision against him or her by a lower court was wrong and should be reversed.
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed 9 August 1842, was negotiated by US Secretary of State Daniel Webster and Alexander Baring, First Lord Ashburton, for Britain.
Lieutenant-Governors of BC
Attorney, someone appointed to represent another or to act in his place. Power of attorney is the legal document appointing this representative.
Auditor General of Canada
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada was established in 1878 to audit the accounts of the federal government's departments, agencies and many of its Crown Corporations.
Baie des Chaleurs Scandal
In 1890-91, when only about 100 km of the 320 km Baie des Chaleurs Railway had been built, serious questions arose about relations between the contractors and the sponsoring governments.
This neologistic term came into public consciousness with the appointment of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism in 1963. On examining its terms of reference the commission could not find the word in a dictionary.
Small Claims Court
Small Claims Court, the common name of courts established by provincial legislation for civil matters involving small sums of money. In Québec, the upper limit of the small claims court is $7 000, but in the other provinces it is $1000, $2000 or $3000.
Section 94 BC Vehicle Act Reference
By virtue of par 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act of British Columbia, anyone who drives his vehicle without a valid permit or while his permit is suspended commits an infraction for which the minimum penalty is a prison sentence.
Social class refers to persistent social inequalities. Two distinct types of social inequality have been identified by researchers working with 2 different sociological theories.
Annexation Association, founded 1849 to promote Canada-US political union. In October and December it published 2 versions of the "Annexation Manifesto.
Canada House, a distinctive symbol of Canadian interests in Britain, located in London's bustling Trafalgar Square.
Canada-Third World Relations
The decolonization of the European empires after WWII produced many "new nations" and revealed how little economic and social development the colonial system had permitted its wards. The problem of the "Third World" and its "underdevelopment" was thus placed firmly on the global agenda.
Canada–US Economic Relations
Economic relations between Canada and the US are of paramount importance to Canada.
Canadian International Development Agency
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was the federal government agency responsible for administering most of Canada's official co-operation program with developing countries and countries in transition. Formed in 1968, it became part of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in 2013 (now Global Affairs Canada).
Nootka Sound Controversy
Under the terms of 3 conventions Spain was obliged to accede to British requests and compensate the British for their losses.