The Commission's 4-volume report (1956) supported the view that the federal government was a creation of the provinces and that the role of the political regime of 1867 was to establish a framework within which English and French communities could live in a federal state. It called for greater provincial autonomy, proposing that social programs be under provincial jurisdiction. It also proposed major fiscal reforms very different from those recommended by the Royal Commission on DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS. The report is considered a classic in-depth analysis of Québec's nationalistic and traditional approach to the federal system.
Author GÉRALD-A. BEAUDOIN
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