Canadian History Dictionary Responsible Government
The period of responsible government in Canada
dates from the ...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Defeats Mackenzie, 308.
Bering Vitus 1681-1741 Born At Horsens Denmark Joined The
Russian navy in 1704; and in 1725 sent by Peter the Great to ex...
Douglas Sir James And His Time
Colonial Secretary's Despatches to
Governors of Vancouver Isla...
Separate Schools Upper Canada
(George Brown Era) Opposed by George Brown, 121; a
Anglin Timothy Warren 1822-1886 Born In Ireland Came To St John
New Brunswick, 1849. Established Weekly Freeman that year. Elec...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Admiral Saunders's ship, in action off B...
Council Of Assiniboia
Appointed by the Hudson's Bay Company, for the
government of t...
See Red River Colony.
Fleet French At Quebec
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Protection afforded by to Bourlamaque's
Grant Sir William 1752-1832 Commanded Volunteers At Siege Of
Quebec, 1775; attorney-general of Canada, 1776; chief-justice o...
(Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Built by North West Company...
Pontbriand Henri-marie Dubreuil De 1709-1760 Born In Vannes
France. In 1741 consecrated bishop of Quebec, and left Paris fo...
(Count Frontenac era) Seizes government of New York, 266.
(Sir James Douglas era) Voyage of 1785, 22; on enormous profits...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Take refuge in General Hospital, and ren...
Young George Renny 1800?-1847 Born In Scotland A Brother Of Sir
William Young (q.v.). Founded the Nova Scotian newspaper in 182...
Perrot Nicolas 1620-1697 Born In France Came To Canada And
entered the service of the government at Quebec. Went on severa...
A tribe of Algonquian stock. Occupied the Saguenay
country in ...
Le Gardeur De Repentigny Jean Baptiste 1632-1709 Son Of Pierre Le
Gardeur (q.v.). His father brought him to Canada at the age of ...
Cartier Sir Georges Etienne 1814-1873 Sir John A Macdonald Era Associated With
Macdonald in MacNab-Tache ministry, 75; forms administration, 86-88;
member of mission to England to confer with British government on
Confederation, defence, reciprocity, etc., 120; acquisition of
North-West Territories, 156-157; supports demand of Red River for
self-government, 160; takes advantage of Macdonald's illness to attempt
to forestall the Wolseley expedition, 161-162; leads the House during
Macdonald's absence in Washington, 173; defeated in Montreal, his
influence weakened in Quebec, 195; his early life and alliance with
Macdonald, 266; his splendid work for Confederation and its inadequate
recognition, 267; the C. B. replaced by a baronetcy, 267; his defeat in
Montreal East, 1872, 268; his death in England in 1873, 268; Macdonald's
tribute to, on unveiling of his statue, 268. (Tilley era) Delegate to England in
union negotiations, 63; at Charlottetown Conference, 74; at Quebec
Conference, 76; presented to the queen, 124; in first Confederation
ministry, 129. (Louis Joseph Papineau era) A man of action, 1; lacking hi personal magnetism, 2;
compared with Papineau, 2; blames Papineau and his friends for expelling
Mondelet from Assembly, 72. (Lord Elgin era) On Papineau's responsibility for
amendment to Union Act, 122; first elected to Legislature in
1849--government candidate for speakership in 1854, defeated, 135,136;
his statue, 226. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Follows Papineau, 1; subsequent loyalty to British
constitution, 1; born at St. Antoine, on the Richelieu, 3; a descendant
of Jacques Cartier, 3; parentage, 3; education, 3-5; Papineau's
influence, 5; studies law with Edouard Rodier, 7; Rodier's influence, 7;
the poet of Les Fils de la Liberte, 7; takes part in the Rebellion, 7,
8; his escape and exile, 8-9; returns to Montreal, 9; statesmanlike
attitude towards Union Act, 16; takes the field against D. B. Viger, 17;
his maiden speech, 17, 19; bitterness against Papineau, 18; enters the
Assembly, 1849, for Vercheres, 21; a born leader, 21; offered seat in
Hincks-Morin ministry, 1851, and again in 1853, 22; enters Cabinet,
1855, 22; his law practice, 22-23; causes of his success as a political
leader, 23-24; and clerical influence, 28; helped by Radicalism of
Liberals, 29; defeated at general election, 1872, by Le Parti
National, 30; member of Executive Council, 1855, 31; alliance with Sir
Allan MacNab and John A. Macdonald, 31, 33; urges settlement of
Seigniorial Tenure, 32; his political principles, 32-33; defends
alliance with Upper Canada Conservatives, 33-34; bitterly attacked in
Vercheres election, 34; breadth of his political activities, 35;
reorganizes system of public instruction, 37-38; protects interests of
Protestant minority, 38; establishes judicial districts, 38; codifies
the laws, 39; gives civil status to parishes, 39-40; his independence,
40-41; his interest in railways and other means of transportation,
45-50; his connection with Pacific Scandal, 53-54; works for
Confederation, 55-56; insists on the federal principle, 57-58; and
Confederation, 59-65: delegate to London to see British North America
Act through Parliament, 67; guest of the queen, 67; elected practically
without opposition, 67; premier of Canada, 1858, 62, 67; advises Lord
Monck to intrust Tache with duty of forming Cabinet, 68; purchase of
Hudson's Bay Company's territories, 68; his definition of the position
of French-Canadians, 69; ignores Bishop Tache's warning as to trouble in
North-West, 70; introduces Manitoba Bill, 71; safeguards interests of
Roman Catholics in Manitoba as to their schools, 71-73; separate schools
in New Brunswick, 73; defends federal policy of non-interference, 74-76;
loses support of the Ultramontanes, 79-84; defeated in Montreal East,
84; his illness, 85; resigns upon defeat of Militia Bill, 1862, 87;
reorganizes the militia, 1868, 87-88; his speeches on British
connection, 92; protests against withdrawal of British troops, 92; his
political wisdom, 98; establishes political union of the country,
99-100; secret of his Power, 101; relations towards Macdonald, 101-103;
his character and policy, 105-108; his personal appearance, 108; his
optimism and humour, 109-110; his conservatism, 111; advice to his
fellow-countrymen, 112; views on property, 113-114; his economic creed,
115-116; Sir Wilfrid Laurier on, 116-117; religious views, 117; early
home influences, 118-122; his social qualities, 122-124; difficulty over
his refusal of the honour of C. B., 124-129; made a baronet, 128;
quarrel with Wolseley, 130; his last appearance in Parliament, 131; his
health breaks down, 131-132; his death in London, May 23, 1873, 132. (George Brown Era)
And the "Double Shuffle," 107; called on in 1864 to form ministry, but
fails, 149; Brown's motion for constitutional changes, 1864, 150;
meeting with Brown, 152; Brown's alliance with, for Confederation, 153;
suggested by John A. Macdonald as premier of coalition ministry, 191;
asks Brown to reconsider his resignation, 196; his prejudice against the
Rouges, 200; compared with Joseph Howe, 204. (Joseph Howe era) Accompanies Sir John
Macdonald to Halifax in 1868, 210. =Bib.=: Author of Speeches on the
Militia Bill, and of the popular song, O Canada! Mon Pays, Mes
Amours! For biog., see David, Esquisse Biographique; Morgan, Cel.
Can.: Taylor, Brit. Am.: Dent. Can. Por. and Last Forty Years;
Turcotte, Sir G. E. Cartier.
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