Series - Legislation reform and other material

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Legislation reform and other material

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  • 1919-1972 (Creation)

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6 m of textual records

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Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of correspondence regarding the Franchise Act, 1920-1962, correspondence, reports and proceedings concerning the Conferences of Commissioners on Uniformity of Legislation in Canada, 1927-1977 and the national Council on the Administration of Justice, 1958-1977, correspondence relating to law reform commissions in other Canadian jurisdictions, 1962-1972, information regarding landlord and tenant legislation, 1972-1975, and information circulated by the federal government regarding treaties and conventions, 1919-1972. The series also contains the precedent and form file maintained by John A. Y. MacDonald, departmental solicitor from 1937 and Deputy Attorney General from 1957-1969, records of proceedings under the Treasure Trove Act (primarily concerning Oak Island), 1970-1971, and records relating to the compensation arbitration regarding rights of the Oxford Paper Company that were extinguished by the creation of Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 1936. There are also miscellaneous files relating to particular acts and departmental activities.

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Most of this series has been numbered in a system where item numbers appear as volume numbers. Volume number from 200 onwards are true volume numbers.

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RG 10 Series B

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