Canadian History Dictionary La Rochebeaucour De
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Second aide-de-camp to Montcalm, 2; form...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Ravages of, among colonists, 22; call...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Recollet, sails for France, 141; goes...
Founded in Montreal in 1775 by the partners of the North
(George Brown Era) Editorial writer on Colonist, joins staff of...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Established near Cataraqui, 265. ...
(Tilley era) Master of Madras School, Gagetown, New Brunswick,
Dorion Sir Antoine Aime 1818-1891 Educated At Nicolet College
Studied law, and called to the bar of Lower Canada, 1842. Repre...
Meulles Chevalier Jacques De
Intendant of New France, 1682-1686. The
son of Francois Meulle...
La Perouse Jean Francois De Galaup Comte De 1741-1788 French
admiral. (Sir James Douglas era) Explores North-West Coast in 1...
(Bishop Laval era) Land bought from, for church at Montreal, 88...
(Lord Dorchester era) Sent with seventy men to attack Arnold in...
Verrazano Giovanni Du
Born near Florence, Italy, in 1470. Entered
French marine serv...
Gibbs Thomas Nicholson 1821-1883 Born In Terrebonne Quebec
Engaged in business pursuits at Oshawa. Defeated for election t...
Chisholm G C
(Lord Sydenham era) Sergeant-at-arms of Legislative Assembly, 3...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Sent to erect defences at fords of Montm...
Discovered by La Verendrye in 1736. Fort Rouge was
built at th...
Buade Henri De
(Count Frontenac era) Father of Frontenac, 61.
Mill John Stuart 1806-1873 English Philosopher Index : Lord Sydenham Era
Sydenham's acquaintance with, 13. =Bib.=: Dict. Nat. Biog.
Born in England. Served in the West Indies, at the
Cape, in th...
Hincks Sir Francis 1807-1885 Lord Elgin Era Appointed Inspector-general By
Sir Charles Bagot, 31; on Metcalfe, 38; returned in elections of 1848,
50; becomes inspector-general in La Fontaine-Baldwin ministry, 53;
Ryerson's letter to, 90; his capacity for discreet, practical
statesmanship, 93; his influence on railway construction, 99, 100;
controversy with Howe, 101; his character and influence, 107; forms
ministry, 107-108; makes concessions to leaders of Clear Grits, 112;
inspector-general in Hincks-Morin ministry, 113; Brown's attitude to,
114; and the Grand Trunk, 115; and the Clergy Reserves, 119; attacked by
Garneau, 123; bitterly attacked by Brown, 125; reorganizes government,
125-126; his government defeated, 127; relations with John Sandfield
Macdonald, 128; on the appeal to the country in 1854, 133; result of the
elections, 133-134; elected in two constituencies, 134; and the
speakership in 1854, 135-136; resignation of ministry, 136; leader of
the Liberals, 138; supports MacNab-Morin Liberal-Conservative
government, 140, 141; visits London, 1852, 156; his views on Clergy
Reserves, 163, 165, 166, 196; appointed governor of Barbados, 220;
becomes governor of British Guiana, 220, 222; made Commander of the
Bath, 222; his retirement from Imperial service, 1869, 222; receives
knighthood, 222; returns to Canada, and becomes finance minister in Sir
John Macdonald's ministry, 223; his final retirement from public life,
223; his character and his closing years, 223-224; writes his
Reminiscences, 224; his death at Montreal, 1885, 224. (Lord Sydenham era) Publisher
of Examiner, advocate of responsible government, 107; supports union
of provinces as leading thereto, 212; his attitude on Clergy Reserves
question, 247; supports useful legislation introduced by Sydenham, 296;
finds Lower Canada Conservatives much more liberal than the "Liberals,"
297; disapproves Baldwin's action, 298; a man of more political wisdom
than Baldwin, 299; supports Local Government Bill, 323; partially
adopts, as finance minister of the Dominion, Sydenham's idea of bank of
issue, 330; Sydenham's high opinion of his financial abilities, 333;
made inspector-general by Sir Charles Bagot, 333. (George Brown Era) On Metcalfe's
policy, 18-49; opposed by George Brown--Brown's letters to, 48-49,
54-55; protests against attitude of Derby government in England on
Clergy Reserves, 59; his action in legislature, 59; and the University
of Toronto Bill, 63; Brown acknowledges his services for responsible
government, 67; warns George Brown that the logical conclusion of his
course in Parliament was dissolution of the union, 70; his ministry
defeated in June, 1854, 77; his retirement--supports MacNab-Morin
government, 77; his argument against representation by population, 84;
and the fight for responsible government, 261; his brief and troubled
reign, 262. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Associated with Baldwin, 32; born in Cork, Dec. 14,
1807--came to Canada, 1830, 32; early years, 32; his marriage, 34;
manager of the Bank of the People, 34; friendship for Baldwin, 34;
commercial interests, 34-35; on Head's appointment, 36; secretary of
Constitutional Reform Society, 42; took no part in Rebellion of 1837,
44; establishes the Examiner, 58; supports Durham, 58; meets La
Fontaine and Morin in Lower Canada, 63; and enters into correspondence
with them, 63; elected for Oxford, 69; his address to the electors, 69;
his attitude in the Legislature of 1841, 85; explains reasons for
supporting Cavillier for speakership--challenges government to a vote,
87; presses government for a statement of policy on question of
responsible government, 91; supports Neilson's motion against Union Act,
96; his speech, 96-97; supports government's policy as to public works,
98-99; defends Municipal Government Bill, 102-103; charged with
desertion of his party, 102; repudiates charge, 103; explains his
position in the Examiner, 104; votes for Municipal Bill, 105; Bagot
makes him inspector-general, 118-119; address to his constituents,
119-120; his appointment criticized, 120, 121, 130; moves postponement
of debate, 131-132; remains in office in La Fontaine-Baldwin government,
133, 134; Constitutional Society of Orillia recommends his dismissal,
167; on La Fontaine, 170; takes charge of fiscal and commercial
legislation in the Assembly, 178-179; contemporary account of him,
178-180; Gowan predicts his dismissal, 187; burnt in effigy at Toronto,
187; his measure for protection of agriculture against competition of
United States, 189; supports Baldwin, 214; severs his connection with
Examiner, 1842--returns to newspaper work--edits Times,
Montreal--establishes Pilot, 217-218; challenged to duel, 218; his
letters to London Morning Chronicle, 218, 219, 220; exposes
Wakefield's fallacies, 219-220; referred to by George Brown, 224; on
Metcalfe, 230; in political controversy, 1844, 238; beaten in Oxford,
253; remains out of Parliament until 1848, 253; protests against
election of his opponent, 253; on "double majority," 259; Draper's plan
discussed, 261, 262; on Elgin, 275-276; elected for Oxford during his
absence in Ireland, 279; inspector-general, 1848, 284; charged with
commercial and economic measures in the Legislature, 301; his
transportation policy, 301-302; advocates reciprocity, 302; Customs Act,
302; defends Rebellion Losses Bill, 317-318; requests Elgin to assent to
Tariff Bill, 321; his house attacked by mob, 324; his letter to the
Times, 327-330; strengthens Canada's credit in London market, 331; his
letters to Daily Mail, 332; reconstructs the Reform government, 335;
on the Reform party, 336; his letters and views on the Clergy Reserves,
347-348; his later career in Canada, Barbados, and Guiana, 358-359; his
death, Aug. 18, 1885, 359; his Reminiscences, 359. (Joseph Howe era) Confers with
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia representatives on Intercolonial Railway,
142; goes to England to consult Imperial government, 142; quarrels with
Sir John Packington, 143; arranges for construction of Grand Trunk
Railway, 143; represents British North America at railway celebration,
Boston, 1851, 250. (Egerton Ryerson era) Forms opposition party with Baldwin, La Fontaine,
and others, 122; his University Bill, 159-161; his opinion of the Roman
Catholic School Bill, 222; and separate schools, 224. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Urges Cartier
to enter Cabinet, 22. (William Lyon Mackenzie era) On Welland canal, 265; befriends Mackenzie,
481; publishes Examiner, 483; his Reminiscences, 483; his estimate
of Mackenzie, 484; becomes prime minister, 487. (Sir John A Macdonald era) Forms ministry with
Morin, 1851, 47; finance minister--succeeds Rose, 136; his political
attitude, 136; defeated in election, 1872, 197; serves on Ontario
Boundary Commission, 255. (Tilley era) Goes to England on Intercolonial mission,
26, 54; becomes minister of finance, 1869, 130; resigns, 133. =Bib.=:
Works: Canada and its Financial Resources; Political History of
Canada; Reminiscences of his Public Life. For biog., see Davin,
The Irishman in Canada; Dent, Can. Por. and Last Forty Years;
Taylor, Brit. Am.; Rose, Cyc. Can. Biog.; Dict. Nat. Biog.; Pope,
Memoirs of Sir John A. Macdonald.
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