The CONSTITUTION ACT of 1867
provides that any ACT
of a provincial legislature must be promptly sent to the GOVERNOR GENERAL
and that the governor general-in-council (federal CABINET
) may disallow any such Act (wipe it off the statute book) within one year. One hundred and twelve provincial Acts have been disallowed, in every province except PEI and Newfoundland, for a variety of reasons: they were considered unconstitutional, "contrary to Dominion policy" or "Dominion interest," or "contrary to reason, justice and natural equity." The last disallowance was in 1943.
EUGENE A. FORSEY