Canadian History Dictionary Selkirk Thomas Douglas Earl Of 1771-1820 Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson Era Influenced By
Mackenzie's Voyages, 7, 94; gains controlling interest in Hudso...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Receives note from Bougainville, 162; hi...
Boulay Angelique Louise Talon Du
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Wife of Montcalm, 5; her grief
at his d...
(Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Inspector-general, retires...
(Samuel de Champlain era) One of De Caen's vessels, 156.
Neuchatel Canton Of
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Haldimand born in, 3.
Farrer Edward 1850- Canadian Journalist Index : Sir John A Macdonald Era Chief
editorial writer of the Globe, 312; his pamphlet on annexation-...
Mcleod Alexander Norman
Of the North West Company. =Index=: (Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simp...
Bib : Parkman Pioneers Of France
(Samuel de Champlain era) One of the vessels of Company of New ...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Charged with murder of Amos Durfee...
One of the leading partners of the North West
Company. Signed ...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Under British rule, 64-81; Haldim...
Canada Corn Act 1843 Sir Georges E Cartier Era Builds Up Flour Industry In Canada 43
A Western confederacy, of Siksika stock. First
described in th...
(Sir James Douglas era) Character of, 52. (General Brock era) O...
(George Brown Era) On agricultural possibilities of North-West
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Liberal, elected for Montreal in by-...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Generosity of, 505.
(Samuel de Champlain era) Son of Dupont-Grave, accompanies Cham...
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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