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;

omes 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.