Canadian History Dictionary Raikes Thomas
(Lord Sydenham era) His description of Poulett Thomson, 43.
Former name of the city of Ottawa. =Index=: (Sir John A Macdona...
Le Testu Captain
(Samuel de Champlain era) Member of court to try Duval for cons...
(General Brock era) Of the 6th Regiment, assumes command on dea...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) In centre under Murray, 189; in battle o...
Founded, 1668, as the Quebec Seminary, and granted a
(Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Built by North West Company...
Hudson's Bay Company post at mouth of Albany River, west
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Killed in battle of Ste. Foy, 264.
(General Brock era) Succeeds in landing United States troops ab...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Battle at, 22.
(Samuel de Champlain era) One of the vessels of Company of New ...
Index : William Lyon Mackenzie Era Newspaper Published At Queenston May 18 1824 85
reviews condition of provinces, 86, 87; topics discussed in, 94...
(Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Bill introduced, 99; rejec...
(Bishop Laval era) Comes out as royal commissioner to take
Mcleod Donald 1779-1879 Born In Scotland Educated At Aberdeen
University for the church, but entered the navy, 1803, and the ...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Subject discussed in Quebec Gazet...
Chateau St Louis
At Quebec. Commenced by Governor de Montmagny,
1647, and compl...
(Lord Dorchester era) Battle of, Indians lose heavily in, 173.
Allouez Father Claude
Came to Quebec, 1657. Left for the West, 1665.
Laboured for tw...
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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