Canadian History Dictionary Lemoyne Simon
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit, professor in College of Rouen...
Quen Jean De 1603-1659 Born At Amiens Came To Canada 1635
Laboured for many years among the Montagnais. In 1647, explored...
Index : Count Frontenac Era Papineau Causes His Expulsion On Four Occasions From
Assembly, 80; his reconciliation with Papineau, 180; Papineau's...
Accompanied Eliza on his voyage to the North-West
Coast in 179...
Chauveau Pierre Joseph Olivier 1820-1890 Born At Quebec Educated
at Quebec; studied law and called to the bar of Lower Canada. F...
Foster George Eulas 1847- Born In Carleton County New Brunswick
Entered political life as member for King's County, New Brunswi...
Bib : Ency Brit
Wetmore A B
(Tilley era) Anti-Confederate candidate in St. John, New
(Samuel de Champlain era) Interpreter, 144.
A large island in Lake Superior, United States territory.
Queenston Heights Battle Of
In War of 1812. Brock commanded the
British forces, consisting...
Cook Captain James 1728-1779 Served In Canada During Siege Of
Quebec, 1759. Discovered New Zealand, 1769, and New South Wales...
Caen Emery De
(Samuel de Champlain era) Nephew of Guillaume, 137; left in com...
(Count Frontenac era) Condemned by Champlain, 25; subject of di...
French seaport, on the Atlantic, long a stronghold of the
The smallest of the Great Lakes; area, 7,260 square
Sault St Louis
(Samuel de Champlain era) Called after young man named Louis dr...
Dieskau Jean Armand Baron De 1701-1777 Of German Descent Served
with distinction under Marshal Saxe. When it was made known to ...
Savage Thomas 1608-1682 Went To Massachusetts In 1635 With Sir
Harry Vane, and the following year elected a freeman of Boston....
Christie Robert 1788-1856 Born In Nova Scotia Repeatedly Expelled
from the Assembly of Lower Canada; re-elected after the union, ...
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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