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Canadian federalism: a historical perspective reviewing, among other, the following issues: the "compact theory;" provincial autonomy; the BNA Act with regard to federal government power; jurisdictional powers; the principal of monarchy; the richer and poorer provinces and their struggle for power. A detailed history of Canada with regard to federalism/provincialism. A discussion of issues that have changed and issues that remained essentially the same. The Canada Act. A recognition of the need for a federal system that includes a method of resolution when conflicts occur between levels of government. A province's self-interest vs. national policy. The rights of the Parliament of Canada.