Canadian History Dictionary Red River Colony
Also known as the Red River Settlement; Selkirk
Powell Colonel Walker 1828- Born In Waterford Ontario Educated
at the county Grammar School, and at Victoria College, Cobourg....
(Bishop Laval era) Mission at, miraculously escapes massacre, 6...
A city in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, on the St.
Laval Henri De
(Bishop Laval era) His letter to his brother the bishop, 139; s...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Indian superintendent in the west, 126...
A partner of the North West Company. Member of the
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Aids Mackenzie's escape, 389.
Academy Of Arts
See Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
Wayne Anthony 1745-1796 Born In Pennsylvania Sent In 1765 On The
recommendation of Benjamin Franklin, to Nova Scotia, as financi...
(Lord Dorchester era) With crews of two war vessels assists in
Rises in Caledon Mountains, and enters Lake Ontario,
Verrazano Giovanni Du
Born near Florence, Italy, in 1470. Entered
French marine serv...
Index : Sir James Douglas Era Hudson's Bay Company Post Coal Mining At 190 Bib :
Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names.
Houeel Louis Sieur Du Petit-pre
(Samuel de Champlain era) Consulted by Champlain as to
Cathcart Charles Murray Earl 1783-1859 Served In Holland 1799
saw service through Peninsular War; fought at Waterloo; assumed...
Carter Sir Frederic Bowker Terrington 1819-1900 Born At St
John's, Newfoundland. Studied law and called to the bar of Newf...
(Count Frontenac era) Left in charge of Port Nelson, 346.
Complete and entire free trade with the United
States, first p...
(George Brown Era) Leaders of the party, 39; origin of name, 40...
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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