Dalhousie Law Journal


Maritimes, Canada, Newfoundland, mineral rights, French fishing rights, contitutional devleopment, federal government, legal history


The relationship between Canada and Newfoundland was under stress for a number of different reasons during the eighties. There was a dispute over off-shore mineral rights' as well as concern over French fishing rights.2 For those interested in the relationship, Dr. Gilmore's book, Newfoundland and Dominion3 Status, subtitled The External Affairs Competence and International Law Status of Newfoundland, 1855-1934, therefore provides a useful historical background as well as fascinating information about the constitutional development of Newfoundland. This may be of interest as well to constitutional and international scholars generally as well as to Newfoundland's neighbours in the Maritimes.

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