Canadian History Dictionary Meares John 1756-1809 Born In England Entered The Navy 1776 And
served against the French until 1783. Entered the merchant serv...
(Count Frontenac era) His December journey from Michilimackinac...
Smith Sir Albert James 1824-1883 Born In Shediac New Brunswick
Educated at the Westmoreland County Grammar School; studied law...
Powell Colonel Walker 1828- Born In Waterford Ontario Educated
at the county Grammar School, and at Victoria College, Cobourg....
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Receives note from Bougainville, 162; hi...
Mcgill Peter 1789-1860 Born In Scotland Emigrated To Canada In
1809; became a wealthy merchant of Montreal. President of the B...
Guilford Frederick North Second Earl Of 1732-1792 Entered
Parliament, 1754; chancellor of the exchequer 1767; premier, 17...
Turgiss Father Charles
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit missionary at Miscou, 234. (Bi...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Brings out stores for De Caen, 136.
St Sacrament Lake
See Lake George.
Hermitage At Caen L Laval Passes Three Years At 25
Dalhousie George Ramsay Ninth Earl Of 1770-1838 A Scottish Peer
Entered the army at an early age and saw service in various par...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Defeats Mackenzie, 308.
Seat Of Government
(Lord Sydenham era) Question of, 280-282; Sydenham in favour of...
Bib : Cartwright Life And Letters Of Hon Richard Cartwright
Index : George Brown Era Comments On George Brown's Letter To Senator Simpson
249-250; had been supported by Globe in election contests, 250;...
Rogers Robert 1727-1800 Born At Dunbarton New Hampshire In The
War of 1755-1760 with the French, commanded Rogers's Rangers an...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Of Dieppe, discovers manuscript of Ch...
Bib : An Historical Journal Of The Campaigns In North America
1757-60. See also Parkman, Montcalm and Wolfe.
Royal Joseph 1837- Born At Repentigny Quebec Educated At St
Mary's College, Montreal. Entered into newspaper work; establis...
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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