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Government and the Military

The Political Milieu: The Government

*Canada. - Acts of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada. - Ottawa: Brown Chamberlin, Law Printer (for Canada) to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1873-1951. - Spine title: Statutes of Canada . - Also published in French under the title: Actes du Parlement de la puissance du Canada

*Canada. Dept. of Militia and Defence. - Annual report. - Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1867-1922. - Also published in French under the title: Rapport annuel

  • Title varies. Until 1883, the title was State of the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, with further variations in some years. The reports were published separately and issued as part of Parliament's annual Sessional papers.

*Canada. Dept. of Militia and Defence. - Further supplementary report: organization, equipment, despatch and service of Canadian Contingents during the war in South Africa, 1899-1902. - Sessional paper, no. 35a. - Ottawa: King's Printer, 1903. - 93 p. - Also published in French under the title: Autre rapport supplémentaire: organisation, équipement, envoi et service de Contingents canadiens pendant la Guerre sud-africaine, 1899-1902

*Canada. Dept. of Militia and Defence. - Supplementary report: organization, equipment, despatch and service of the Canadian Contingents during the war in South Africa, 1899-1900. - Sessional paper, no. 35a. - Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1901. - 192 p. - Also published in French under the title: Rapport supplémentaire: organisation, équipement, envoi et service des Contingents canadiens durant la Guerre dans l'Afrique Australe, 1899-1900

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. - Militia orders. - [Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1899-1940]. - vol.

*Canada. Parliament. - Correspondence relating to the despatch of Colonial Military Contingents to South Africa. - Sessional paper, no. 20, 20a. - Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1900. - 51 p. - Also published in French under the title: Correspondance relative à l'envoi de contingents militaires coloniaux dans le Sud africain

*Canada. Parliament. - Return: Copies of orders in council, general orders, appointments to office and militia orders affecting the Contingents, in Connection with the despatch of the Colonial Military Force to South Africa. - Sessional paper, no. 49. - [Ottawa: Queen's Printer], 1900. - 107 p. - Also published in French under the title: Réponse: Copies d'ordres en conseil, ordres généraux, nominations et ordres de la milice relatifs aux contingents et se rapportant à l'envoi de la force militaire coloniale dans le Sud-africain

*Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Official report of the debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada. - Ottawa: Queen's Printer. - vol. - Also published in French under the title: Compte rendu officiel des débats de la Chambre des communes

*Canada gazette  - Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1867-1947. - 80 vol. - Parallel title: Gazette du Canada

  • Details of appointments, promotion, orders, setting up of new units, etc. found under "Government notices - militia and defence".

Evans, W. Sanford. - The Canadian Contingents and Canadian imperialism: a story and a study. - Toronto: Publishers' Syndicate, Ltd., 1901. - 352 p. - Reprinted: Ottawa: Eugene G. Ursual, [1995]

  • "Chapter III: Government action". - p. 38-68 ; "Chapter XII: The subject in Parliament". - p. 264-291

Index to Dominion and Provincial statutes from the earliest period down to 1916. - Montreal: John Lovell & Son, Limited, 1918. - 1013 p.

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