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Pending developments in the constitution of the British Empire

C. H. Cahan

Pending developments in the constitution of the British Empire

an address before the Empire Club, Toronto on January 17th, 1929.

by C. H. Cahan

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Published in Montreal .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitutional law -- Great Britain -- Colonies.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p.
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14801313M


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