Canadian History Dictionary Potenger Maria
(General Brock era) Niece of Sir Isaac Brock, 133.
Index : Sir Frederick Haldimand Era Informs Haldimand He Owes Promotion To The King 83
summary sent him of Haldimand's expenses, 107; compliments Hald...
Sheaffe Sir Roger Hale 1763-1851 Born In Boston Mass Entered The
army, 1778; served in Ireland and Holland; stationed in Canada,...
Mantet Nicholas D'ailleboust Sieur De 1663-1709 In 1689 Defeated
the Iroquois at the Lake of the Two Mountains; and in 1690 led ...
Martin Or Marten Sir Henry 1562-1641 Born In London Educated At
Oxford. Sent to the Palatinate, 1613; chancellor of London dioc...
Newspaper published at Toronto. Established, 1880. =Index=: (Wi...
Farrer Edward 1850- Canadian Journalist Index : Sir John A Macdonald Era Chief
editorial writer of the Globe, 312; his pamphlet on annexation-...
Huot P G
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) One of the leaders of the Quebec L...
At head of Puget Sound. =Index=: (Sir James Douglas era) Hudson...
Declaration Of Independence
In Upper Canada. (William Lyon Mackenzie era) July 1837, its
Presented by Joseph Howe before the Assembly of
Nova Scotia in...
Marche Charles De
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit missionary at Miscou, 234.
Rises in La Loche Lake, lat. 56 deg. 10' N., long. 109
Barthe J G
Member for Yamaska in Canadian Assembly, 1841-1844.
Sangster Charles 1822-1893 Born In Kingston For Some Time In
public service; engaged in newspaper work at Amherstburg and Ki...
Fournier Telesphore 1824-1896 Studied Law And Called To The Bar
1846; one of principal editorial writers on Le National; electe...
Pacific Fur Company
Organized by John Jacob Astor in 1810. Sometimes
known as the ...
A community of Iroquois, chiefly drawn from the
Oneida and Moh...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) His disposition of the Guienne Regiment,...
Isle Aux Noix
On the Richelieu River. =Index=: (Sir Frederick Haldimand era) ...
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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