Canadian History Dictionary Lount Samuel 1791-1838 William Lyon Mackenzie Era Member For Simcoe 316 Election
corruption, 317; given command of rebels, 360; arrives at Montg...
Todd Alpheus 1821-1884 Born In London England Removed To Canada
in 1833. In 1836 appointed assistant librarian of the House of ...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Quaker, elected to Assembly, but, unab...
Newspaper published at Toronto; established, 1844. =Index=: (Ge...
Discovered by John Cabot in 1497. First settlement made by
Lecompte-dupre J B
(Lord Dorchester era) Colonel of Quebec militia, 246.
Fulford Francis 1803-1868 Educated At Oxford Ordained 1828
Consecrated first Anglican bishop of Montreal, 1850, and sailed...
Abercromby James 1706-1781 Entered The Army And Obtained
commission as major, 1742; lieutenant-colonel, 1744; colonel, 1...
Richardson Sir John 1787-1865 Born In Dumfries Scotland Educated
at Edinburgh University. In 1807 entered the navy as assistant ...
(Sir James Douglas era) Hudson's Bay Company post, built on Lia...
Ramezay Claude De
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Commandant of garrison of Quebec, 214, 2...
American Invasion 1775-1776 Grew Out Of The Belief Entertained By
the rebellious colonists that the French of Canada could readil...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Clerk, received gifts from Indians, 1...
Description de la Nouvelle France, ou sont remarquees
Bouchette Joseph 1774-1841 Entered The Naval Service 1791 In
command of the forces on Lake Ontario; and served in the Royal ...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit missionary in Cape Breton, 237...
Charbonnel Armand Francois Marie De
Roman Catholic bishop of
Toronto, 1850-1860. Died, 1860. =Inde...
(Lord Dorchester era) Accused of instigating litigation, 53.
Quesnel Jules Maurice
(Sir James Douglas era) Accompanies Simon Fraser on voyage down...
Presbyterian Theological College, established, 1844.
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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