In light of the 150th anniversary of the British North America Act 1867 and the federal review of laws and policies to ensure constitutional obligations towards indigenous peoples are being met, the Minister's Working Group ought to take a very close look at what rights exist under the Royal Proclamation of 1763, including the ability for aggrieved persons or groups to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
in London, England as the highest court of appeal or court of last resort.
Emily Murphy regarded the Supreme Court's decision as a temporary set-back and she prepared for her next battle in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
, which was, until 1949, Canada's court of last resort.
Over the next five chapters in the book, the authors outline the legal arguments advanced by the Famous Five, the counter-arguments put forward by the Canadian government, the Supreme Court of Canada's decision against the women, and the processes and outcome of the appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
However, Lord Browne-Wilkinson, a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
based in London, when commenting on the Court of Appeal suggestion that "there is no room for superimposing a general duty of good faith, that to do so conflicts with requirements of certainty in commercial contracts" stated:
Although the Supreme Court of Canada had been created by federal statute in 1875, apparently with the hope that cases originating in Canadian courts could or would no longer be appealed to any British court, the final court of appeal for Canada remained the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
By this logic, one might reasonably conclude that Canadian men's personhood was similarly mocked in 1929 when the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
in Britain decided that Canadian women were persons too.
Provincial politics also mattered; particularly after the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
(JCPC) ruled in 1925 that labour was primarily a provincial responsibility.
In 1887 and 1888, the Canadian government adopted legislation to abolish all criminal appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Judges on the judicial committee of the Privy Council
, the final court of appeal in such cases, turn down all but a handful of the 50 pleas they receive each year.
The appellants took their case to the highest court of appeal in the British Empire which was the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
But as he was hanged, three Law Lords sitting in London as the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
, rejected final pleas for stays from Joey Ramiah and Ramkalawan Singh, who were also scheduled to be executed today.
In 1888 the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
on appeal from a judgment of Supreme Court of Canada, recognized that unceded land is an Indian Reserve.