Canadian History Dictionary Index : Joseph Howe Era Delegate Of Anti-confederate Party Goes To
England with Howe to demand repeal of British North America Act...
Rises at the headwaters of the Nisutlin, and empties into
(Count Frontenac era) La Barre's army encamps at, 184.
(Samuel de Champlain era) Huron chief, 103.
(Samuel de Champlain era) Assisted in forming Company of New Fr...
Established in Montreal, in 1865. This important
Bouchette Robert Shore Milnes
(Louis Joseph Papineau era) Exiled to Bermuda for his
Bossuet Jacques Benigne 1627-1704 Churchman And Orator Bishop Of
Meaux; took a leading part in the Gallican controversy. =Index=...
Clinton Sir Henry 1738-1795 Sent To America 1775 Served
in the South, and with Howe at Philadelphia; succeeded him as
Index : Tilley Era Surveyor-general In Smith Government 91 Adds No Strength
to the government, 92; represents Westmoreland, 115. =Bib.=: Ro...
(Count Frontenac era) Town-major of Quebec, 257; strengthens de...
(Count Frontenac era) Brave conduct of, in command of party aga...
A tribe of the Algonquian family, belonging chiefly to
Royal Military College Kingston
Established by Act of Parliament in
1874; opened 1875. =Bib.=:...
Rises in Caledon Mountains, and enters Lake Ontario,
(Samuel de Champlain era) Daughter of Abraham Martin, 146.
Purchase Of Commissions
(Lord Dorchester era) In Loyalist corps, 217.
Harrison William Henry 1773-1841 Ninth President Of The United
States. =Index=: (General Brock era) United States general, his...
Tanguay Cyprien 1819-1902 Born In The City Of Quebec Graduated At
Quebec Seminary in 1839, and ordained priest 1843. In 1860 remo...
Langevin Sir Hector Louis 1826-1906 Born At Quebec Entered
Parliament in 1867, as member for Dorchester; subsequently repr...
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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