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Confederation Achieved. Final Chance. Canada East and West were nearly bankrupt Corn Laws had been removed by Britain The Great Coalition – MacDonald, Brown and Cartier – arranged a meeting with the Maritime colonies This was called the Conferences. Maritime Concerns.

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final chance
Final Chance
  • Canada East and West were nearly bankrupt
  • Corn Laws had been removed by Britain
  • The Great Coalition – MacDonald, Brown and Cartier – arranged a meeting with the Maritime colonies
  • This was called the Conferences
maritime concerns
Maritime Concerns
  • Felt they would have no voice if there was a strong central (Federal) government
  • MacDonald wanted a strong central government
  • Maritimes and Cartier wanted stronger Provincial governments
  • MacDonald backed down and agreed to let the Provinces keep some power
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Vote
  • After the conferences, the Maritime colonies returned home and voted in their own governments (legislatures) whether they should join in Confederation
  • Nova Scotia and New Brunswick voted yes to join
  • PEI and Newfoundland voted no
off to britain
Off to Britain
  • Representatives from each of the colonies travelled to London, England and signed the British North American Act
  • This created the Dominion of Canada
  • July 1, 1867 it was signed
small assignment
Small Assignment
  • Answering the following in a MINIMUM 2 paragraph answer:
  • “Do you think it was in the best interests of the Maritime colonies to join confederation? Was this new Dominion of Canada truly independent of Britain?”
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