“It will be our pride to make Nova Scotia a Normal School for the rest of the colonies showing them how representative institutions may be worked so as to secure international tranquility and advancement in subordination to the paramount interests and authority of the crown.” Joseph Howe.
“… It is a political organism informed with the same spirit that has shaped the Constitution of the United States and has been influenced itself by this document and this people, both directly and indirectly…This volume by Professor Livingston reveals the fact that Nova Scotia stands first among the colonies to assist the Empire to the safe democratic course of representative government.”
Livingston, Walter Ross. Responsible Government In Nova Scotia: a Study of the Constitutional Beginnings of the British Commonwealth. Iowa City: The University, 1930. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89080043730, https://archive.org/details/responsiblegover0000livi