“The constitution” “unconstitutional”. Talking about these can easily turn one into a conspiracy theorist in the eyes of others, what is Nova Scotia’s constitutional framework? People typically think of the Constitution Act of 1982 aka the Charter (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Const/page-15.html#h-38) Or the BNA Act of 1867 (http://www.justice.gc.ca/…/constit…/lawreg-loireg/p1t11.html), …

Constitutional Framework: Reference Points More…

Dartmouth has a long legislative history, more than 110 years before Confederation. Several bills specify “Dartmouth Town”, “Dartmouth Township” or the “Dartmouth Town Plot” long before it was incorporated as such (Nova Scotia actively dissuaded local self government for much of its early colonial history.) …

Dartmouth in the Legislature 1757-1867 More…

Some Highlights: *Checks & Balances: Two Councillors for each ward* (Chapter 3)Dartmouth shall be a corporation consisting of three wards.Dartmouth shall be governed by a council, consisting of a Warden and six Councillors (two for each ward). *Checks & Balances: Quasi-term limits, staggered terms: Wardens …

1873: An Act to Incorporate the Town of Dartmouth More…