CANADA: Farewell to Reform

Dr. Joseph Sirois of Quebec was a provincial notary and professor of Constitutional Law until 1937, when he was appointed a member of the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations. A year later he succeeded Newton W. Rowell as chairman of the Commission, and for two years he labored tirelessly to produce what came to be known as the Rowell-Sirois Report — virtually a new constitution for Canada. The report was a plan to end the incoherence, irregularity and overlapping of powers which exist among the nine provinces of Canada, to centralize fiscal...

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