Canadian History Dictionary Ewan John Alexander 1854-1910 Born In Aberdeen Scotland Educated
in Scotland and in Canada. Assistant editor of the Toronto Glob...
Galt John 1779-1839 Came To Canada 1824 Returned To England
came out again in 1826, remaining until 1829. Associated, in th...
Born in England. Came to Canada, 1797, and settled at
Bib : Dict Nat Biog
(Lord Elgin era) Postmaster-general in Hincks-Morin government,...
Jamet Father Denis
(Samuel de Champlain era) Recollet missionary and commissary of...
John And Thomas
(Count Frontenac era) Vice-admiral's ship in Phipps's squadron,...
Campbell Major William
(Lord Dorchester era) His correspondence with General Wayne,
Index : Lord Elgin Era Inspector-general 1854 140 Favours Division Of Clergy
Reserves among various denominations, 163. (George Brown Era) G...
Index : Bishop Laval Era Mission Established At 11
(Sir James Douglas era) Vessel, attacked by Milbank Sound savag...
Paris Treaty Of
Between England and France, signed 1763. Ceded
Canada to Brita...
(Lord Elgin era) Member of Seigniorial Court, 187.
Bowell Sir Mackenzie 1823- Born In England Came To Canada With
his parents, 1833, and engaged in journalistic work. In 1867 el...
Le Gardeur De Tilly Charles 1611-1695 Brother Of Pierre Le Gardeur
de Repentigny; a native of Normandy; came to Canada in 1636; an...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Ravages of, among colonists, 22; call...
Orleans Jean Baptiste Gaston Duke Of 1608-1660 Samuel De Champlain Era Conspires
against his brother Louis XIII, 215.
Index : Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks Era His Interview With La Fontaine Discusses Constitutional
government, 172-173, 174, 175, 176.
One of the largest tributaries of the Mississippi,
La Barre Joseph Antoine Lefebvre De
Governor of La Guyane in 1665;
and in 1682 arrived in Quebec a...
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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