Canadian History Dictionary Pilots Canadian
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Deceived by the hoisting of French flag ...
(General Brock era) Battle of, its significance, 72-73.
Osgoode William 1754-1824 Born In England Educated At Oxford
studied law, and called to the English bar, 1779. Appointed
North Lord Frederick
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Haldimand's housekeeper, 314, 328...
Born in Scotland. Came to Canada, and entered
the service of t...
Fort Ontario Oswego Sir Frederick Haldimand Era Haldimand In Command Of 29
Index : Sir James Douglas Era His Rule At Sitka 44 His Character 44 His Death 1819
45, =Bib.=: Laut, Vikings of the Pacific.
Carleton Thomas 1736-1817 Served With Wolfe In 1755
quartermaster-general of the army in Canada, 1775; wounded in t...
Fitzmaurice Lord Edward
(Lord Dorchester era) On Germain, 170.
Index : General Brock Era Adjutant-general Writes Brock From Quebec 134 136 137
138, 145; his opinion of the Lower Canada Assembly, 145; notifi...
Rocky Mountain Portage
Leads across an elbow of the Peace River, in
the mountains, ab...
Willis Michael 1799-1879 Born In Greenock Scotland Educated At
the University of Glasgow. A minister in Glasgow for a number o...
La Vallee De
(Samuel de Champlain era) Godfather of young Hurons, 233.
O'connor John 1824-1887 Born In Boston Mass Came To Canada
1828. Studied law and called to the bar of Upper Canada, 1854. ...
Joint High Commission British-american 1898-1899 Met In Quebec
Aug. 23, 1898, and again in Washington, Nov. 10. The meetings c...
Douglas David 1798-1834 Made Extensive Botanical Collections On
the Pacific coast of North America, for the Horticultural Socie...
Parent Etienne 1801-1874 Born At Beauport Near Quebec Educated
at the Seminary of Quebec, and at the College of Nicolet. In 18...
Durham John George Lambton Earl Of 1792-1840 Entered British
Parliament, 1814, for county of Durham, and won recognition as ...
Yorke Charles 1722-1770 Lord Dorchester Era Attorney-general Of England His
views on Canadian laws, 62.
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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