Canadian History Dictionary Sinclair Colonel
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Lieutenant-governor at Michilimac...
An Algonquian tribe. The name means "Little prairie
Blair Andrew George 1844-1907 Born In Fredericton New Brunswick
Educated there, and called to the bar, 1866. In 1878 member of ...
(General Brock era) Issued by Napoleon in 1808, 110; disastrous...
(General Brock era) Near Fort Niagara, massacre of British troo...
Buchanan Isaac 1810-1883 Born In Scotland In 1833 Emigrated To
Canada and entered into business life. Strongly opposed the Reb...
Cauchon Joseph Edouard 1816-1885 Educated At The Seminaire De
Quebec; studied law and called to the bar, but turned immediate...
Fort Loyal Casco Bay Count Frontenac Era Captured By Canadians 252 Bishop Laval Era Taken By
Paul V Pope 1552-1621 Camillo Borghese: Elected Pope 1605
Cartier And His Time
Minutes of the Executive Council,
correspondence, registers, i...
Allan Sir Hugh 1810-1882 Founder Of The Allan Line Of Steamships
Came to Canada from Scotland, 1826, and in 1831 entered the shi...
Seven miles below Quebec. =Index=: (Wolfe / Montcalm era) Briti...
Mcculloch J R
(Lord Sydenham era) Political economist, 13.
(Lord Dorchester era) British vessel on Lake Champlain, 154.
Sherbrooke Sir John Coape 1760-1830 Born In Nottinghamshire
England. Entered the army; took part in the capture of Seringap...
(Bishop Laval era) His piety, 8.
Index : George Brown Era Favourable To Proposed Reciprocity Treaty Of 1864 230-231
Jesuit missionary in the Huron country, 1643. Had been
City and seaport of New Brunswick, situated at the mouth of
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Sympathy with rebels expressed in...
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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