Canadian History Dictionary Aubry
(Samuel de Champlain era) Priest of De Monts's expedition, at S...
(General Brock era) British ship taken by the Constitution, 284...
Index : Lord Elgin Era Signs Annexation Manifesto 81 Bib : Morgan Cel
Can.; Weir, Sixty Years in Canada.
Index : Samuel De Champlain Era Jesuit Director Of Missions 152 His Letter To
Provincial of Recollets, 154; wrecked off Canseau Island, 200; ...
Ryerson Egerton 1803-1882 Egerton Ryerson Era Born March 24 1803 Near Village Of
Vittoria, Upper Canada, 1; parentage, 1; his father a United Em...
Index : Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks Era Called To The Cabinet 118 Becomes Solicitor-general For
Upper Canada, 121; his appointment an obstacle to La Fontaine's...
Macdonald John Alexander
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Eldest son of Sir John A.
St Francis Xavier College
Located at Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Diocesan institution, know...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Troops disembark at, 165; re-embarkation...
Caron Rene Edouard 1800-1876 Born In The Parish Of Ste Anne
Lower Canada. Educated at the Seminary of Quebec and at St. Pie...
Bryce George 1844- Born At Mount Pleasant Near Brantford
Ontario. Educated at Toronto University and Knox College. Took ...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Haldimand's secretary, 108, 110, ...
Born in Scotland, 1751. Emigrated in his early years to
Cartwright Sir Richard John 1835- Grandson Of The Preceding Born
at Kingston. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Entered publi...
Monroe James 1758-1831 Fifth President Of The United States
Sicotte Louis Victor 1812-1889 Born In St Famille Boucherville
Quebec. Studied law, and called to the bar of Lower Canada, 183...
Cumberland Richard 1732-1811 English Dramatist Index : Sir Frederick Haldimand Era
Asked to select books for the Quebec library, 191. =Bib.=: Dict...
(Bishop Laval era) Sulpician, makes liberal contribution toward...
Macdonald Hugh John 1850- Born In Kingston Ontario Second Son
of Sir John A. Macdonald. Educated at Queen's and Toronto Unive...
Soissons Charles De Bourbon Comte De 1565-1612 At The Urgent
solicitation of Champlain, who was in desperate need of a power...
British North America Act
The constitution of the Dominion; the Act
by which the scattered colonies of British North America were united in
one Confederation. Drafted at the Quebec Conference, 1864; discussed and
passed in the form of resolutions, in the Legislature of Canada, 1865;
put in final shape at the Westminster Conference, 1866; passed by the
Imperial Parliament, and proclaimed, 1867. The essential feature of this
Act, and that which distinguishes it most clearly from the Constitution
of the United States, is the provision that all matters not specifically
assigned to the provinces belong to the Dominion, the reverse being the
case under the United States Constitution. Broadly speaking, the Act
gives the Dominion exclusive jurisdiction over the regulation of trade
and commerce, the postal service, customs and inland revenue, military
and naval service, navigation and shipping, currency and coinage,
banking, weights and measures, patents and copyrights, naturalization,
Indians. To the provinces it gives exclusive jurisdiction over direct
taxation, management and sale of public lands, timber, provincial
prisons, hospitals, asylums, etc., municipal institutions,
administration of justice, education. =Index=: (Sir John A Macdonald era) Conference in
London--Macdonald's letter to Tilley, 125-126; the sixty-nine
resolutions passed, 126; draft bill drawn up--completed bill submitted
to House, and received royal assent, March 29, 1867, 127; royal
proclamation fixes July 1 as date upon which it should come into force,
127; opposition develops in Maritime Provinces, 129; provides for
Intercolonial Railway, 151; and acquisition of North-West Territories,
156; question of legislative union, 245; federal system introduced by,
250; provincial rights under, 253; the franchise, 258. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Delegation
sent to London to see it through Parliament, 67; proposal to amend it in
the interests of the New Brunswick Roman Catholics, 77, 82; strained
relations of Macdonald and Cartier over terms of, 102-103. (Joseph Howe era) Passed by
Imperial Parliament, 192; opposed by Joseph Howe, 192; its repeal sought
by Nova Scotia Anti-Confederates, 204. (Tilley era) Quietly received in New
Brunswick, 127. =Bib.=: Bourinot, Constitution of Canada; Houston,
Constitutional Documents; Doutre, Constitution of Canada; Munro,
Constitution of Canada; Ashley, Constitutional History of Canada;
Gooch, Manual of the Constitution of Canada; Howland, The New Empire;
Confederation Debates, 1865; Pope, Confederation Documents.
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