Canadian History Dictionary North America From The French Of M D'anville Improved With The
English Surveys made since the Peace. London. Printed for Robt....
Bib : Dent Can Por Read Lives Of The Judges
Chief factor of the Hudson's Bay Company. =Index=:
Quebec General Hospital
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Care taken of wounded British in, 153;
Fort Dearborn Chicago General Brock Era Captured By Indians 266
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Dismissed by Head, 306.
German And Swiss Colonists
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) In America, scheme to enroll, 9.
Meade George Gordon 1815-1872 In 1865-1866 Commanded The Military
division of the Atlantic, during which period prevented the Fen...
Secret Societies Bill
(Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Prepared and introduced by...
(Tilley era) Seconds the address in New Brunswick Assembly, 115...
Laval Anne Charlotte
(Bishop Laval era) Only sister of Bishop Laval, 19.
La Vigne Captain De
(Samuel de Champlain era) Sails for France with Champlain, 141....
La Corne De St Luc Louis Luc
Stationed at Fort St. Frederic (Crown
Point), 1741-1747; at La...
(George Brown Era) Addresses Toronto Board of Trade on importan...
Born at Bordeaux, Jan. 30, 1703; son of Louis-Amable
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Brings word of impending attack on left ...
(Lord Dorchester era) Engineer, his work on the fortifications ...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Haldimand's housekeeper, 314, 328...
Macaulay Sir James Buchan 1793-1859 Born At Niagara Ontario
Served in the Glengarry Fencibles during the War of 1812. In 18...
Rises in the Rocky Mountains, at the headwaters of Bow
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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