Canadian History Dictionary Clear Grits
(George Brown Era) Leaders of the party, 39; origin of name, 40...
(Tilley era) Sir Leonard Tilley's great-grandfather, 1; a
Le Baillif George
(Samuel de Champlain era) Recollet missionary, 87; goes to Fran...
Brant Joseph 1742-1807 A Mohawk Indian Chief Whose Native Name
was Thayendanegea. Educated at an Indian school in Connecticut....
Bib : Works: The State In Its Relations With The Church Gleanings
from Past Years. For biog., see Morley, The Life of William Ewa...
Viger Louis Michel
(Lord Elgin era) Called to Cabinet by Metcalfe, 35, 66;
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Transport ship wrecked in St. Law...
Watson Samuel James 1837-1881 Born In Ireland Educated At Belfast
Academy. Came to Canada and engaged in newspaper work, 1857. Ap...
The smallest of the Great Lakes; area, 7,260 square
(Lord Dorchester era) Appointed judge, 183.
Copenhagen Battle Of 1801 General Brock Era Description Of 25-31 Bombardment
of, and capture of Danish fleet, 106.
A native of France; in early life a medical student.
Carter Sir Frederic Bowker Terrington 1819-1900 Born At St
John's, Newfoundland. Studied law and called to the bar of Newf...
Upper Canada Gazette Or American Oracle
(John Graves Simcoe era) First paper published in
Index : Wolfe / Montcalm Era Speaks Of Canada As A Few Acres Of Snow 11 Bishop Laval Era On Men
and empires, 123. =Bib.=: For biog. and bib. of his works, see
Index : William Lyon Mackenzie Era A Man Ahead Of His Time 6 7 Speech On The Reform
Bill, 14, 15; his report on the Constitutional Act, 55; on the ...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) In battle of Ste. Foy, 259, 263.
Finlay James Jr
(Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Joins XY Company, 14; on Pe...
Came to Nova Scotia from Boston. Appointed member of the
Lecompte-dupre J B
(Lord Dorchester era) Colonel of Quebec militia, 246.
Brown George 1818-1880 George Brown Era His Place As A Maker Of Canada Ix
complains that Upper Canada is inadequately represented and dominated by
Lower Canada, ix; an ardent advocate of Confederation, x; relations with
John A. Macdonald, x; and with Roman Catholic Church, x; his birth and
parentage, 1; character, 1; lifelong opposition to slavery, xi, 1-2;
views on Presbyterian Church government, 2; emigrates to America, 2;
establishes the British Chronicle at New York, with his father, 4;
comes to Canada, 1843, 4, 5; described by Samuel Thompson, 4-5;
establishes the Banner at Toronto with his father, 5-6; character of
the Banner, 5-7; begins fight for responsible government, 9-10;
establishes the Globe, 1844, 20; its objects, 20-21; speech before
Toronto Reform Association, 1844, 21-22; refuses to drink toast to
Metcalfe, 27-28; presents address to Elgin, 36; his quarrel with the
Clear Grits, 40; defeated in Haldimand by W. L. Mackenzie, 40; defines
political situation in 1850, 42-43; his reply to Cardinal Wiseman's
pastoral letter, 44-45; his political principles, 46-47; takes issue
with Hincks's government, 48-49; advocates secularization of Clergy
Reserves, 55-57; runs for Kent--his platform, 61; advocates free
schools, 62; views on higher education, 62-64; his election for Kent,
64; arouses French-Canadian hostility, 65; attacks Hincks-Morin
government, 66-67; increasing power in the Legislature, 69; prodigious
industry and capacity for work, 69; attitude towards Lower Canada and
Roman Catholic institutions, 70; advocates representation by population,
71; becomes the mouthpiece of Nonconformist sentiment in Upper Canada,
71; tribute of the Cobourg Star, 72-73; pen-picture by James Young,
73-74; growth of the Globe--its declaration of principles, 74-75; in
favour of prohibition, 75,76; defeats Malcolm Cameron in Lambton, 77;
the alliance with the Rouges, 78-79; his friendship with Dorion,
80-81; presses for representation by population, 84; attacked by
Macdonald, 87-91; his interest in prison reform, 91-93; personal charges
disproved, 93-97; elected for Toronto, 1857, 99; carries a motion
disapproving of selection of Ottawa as capital, 100; government defeated
and he forms administration, 101-102; relations with Sir Edmund Head,
103-104; defeated on question of dissolution, 106; the "Double Shuffle,"
106-108; his fight against negro slavery, 112-119; relations with Roman
Catholics, 121-128; opposes denominational schools, 121-123; and
clerical control, 123-128; views on Confederation, 130-132; 137-138; his
temporary retirement from public life, 139, 141; defeated in East
Toronto, 141; opposes "double majority," 143; sails for England, 1862;
interview with Duke of Newcastle, 143; marries Anne Nelson, 144;
reception in Toronto on his return, 144; assails Separate School Bill in
the Globe, 145; accepts Act of 1863 as a final settlement, 145, 146;
his letters on the political crisis, 1864, 150; proposes a federation
system of government either for Canada alone, or for all the British
North American provinces, 150; the negotiations looking towards
Confederation, 151-161; opposes an elective Senate, 164-165; well
satisfied with the results of the Quebec Conference, 165-166; convert to
Intercolonial Railway scheme, 166; explains the new constitution in
Toronto, 166-167; writes Macdonald from England on favourable reception
of the Confederation scheme, and deplores almost universal sentiment in
England in favour of Canadian independence, 167; his speech in
Parliament on Confederation, 171-175; writes of need of haste in putting
through Confederation, 182; opposes submission of Confederation scheme
to the people, 185; Macdonald's negotiations with, as to formation of
new administration, 189-191; accepts Belleau as premier, 191; his
interest in reciprocity, 192; differences with his colleagues on
reciprocity terms lead to his resignation from Cabinet, 193-197; his
connection with Confederation, 199-209; Holton's appeal to, 201; his
interest in the North-West Territories and their acquisition by Canada,
211-221; his connection with the Reciprocity Treaty of 1874, 223-233;
attacks protectionist budget, 233; hostile to Canada First party,
237-238, 239, 241; his family relations, 243-244; death of his wife, May
6, 1906, 244; his children, 244; writes Holton as to his retirement from
public life, 245-246; defines his attitude as a journalist, 246-247;
relations with Liberal leaders after his retirement, 247-248; farming on
his Bow Park estate near Brantford, 248; appointment to the Senate,
December, 1873, 248; the Simpson libel suit, 249-250; attacks Judge
Wilson in the Globe, 250-252; sued for contempt of court, 252; his
defence, 253; shot by George Bennett, 255-256; his death, May 10, 1880,
258; estimate of his character and public life, 258-265; as a
journalist, 265. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Cauchon's antagonism, 24; relations with Quebec
Liberals, 28; his policy of representation by population, 28; fights for
Protestant and English supremacy, 28; Cartier takes strong stand against
his aggressiveness, 68; comes into power with the Reformers, 99. (Lord Elgin era)
Arrives in Canada and enters journalism, 111; attacks French-Canadians,
112, 113-114, 137, 225; becomes leader of the Clear Grits, 112; enters
Parliament, 113; his influence there, 114; urges representation by
population, 117-118; attacks Hincks, 125, 140; distrusted by Liberals,
138; his warm support of Confederation, 225. (Egerton Ryerson era) Opposes Sir Charles
Metcalfe, 126; opposes separate schools, 224, 225-226; conflict with
Ryerson over separate schools, 233. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) His speech before Reform
Association, Toronto, 1844, 223-224, 225; establishes Globe, March 5,
1844, 223-224; his relations to the Reformers and the Clear Grits, 224,
342; attacks Roman Catholicism, 343. (Tilley era) Makes overtures to government,
looking towards Confederation. 69; at Charlottetown Conference, 74, 75;
delegate to Quebec Conference, 76; opposes coalition government, 128.
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Defeated by W. L. Mackenzie, 486; relations with Mackenzie, 487;
Haldimand election, 488; Alexander Mackenzie's good offices, 496. (Sir John A Macdonald era)
Macdonald's great antagonist in Canadian public life, 51; pre-eminent
as a reformer, 52; comes to Canada from Scotland in 1844, 52; founds the
Globe, 52; his character, 52-53; contrasted with Macdonald, 53-54;
first opposes Clear Grits, then becomes their leader, 54; attacks racial
and religious ideals of Quebec, 54-55; question of Clergy Reserves, 55;
his solution of representation by population, 71-72; opposes proposal
for elective Legislative Council, 75; his quarrel with Macdonald, 80-81;
opposes separate school system, 82; forms ministry with Dorion--the
"Short administration," 85; its defeat, 86; his influence declining, 89;
opposes Sandfield-Macdonald-Sicotte ministry, 89; they join forces, 89;
proposes coalition to further Confederation, 92-93; enters Tache
ministry, 102; quarrel with Macdonald patched up, for the time, 102;
delegate to England in regard to Confederation, defence, reciprocity,
etc., 120-121; his entrance into coalition ministry largely due to Lord
Monck, 121; resigns from Cabinet, 123; supports Confederation, but
resumes old hostility to Macdonald, 123; attempts to break up coalition,
136-137; appointed to Senate by Mackenzie, 138. =Bib.=: Taylor, Brit.
Am.; Dent, Can. Por. and Last Forty Years; Mackenzie, Life and
Speeches of the Hon. George Brown.
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