Canadian Confederation Timeline Presented by the awesome students of Block G. The Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901. By Alex Yen, Ricky Lieu and Esther Li. Queen Victoria. Lasted longer than any other previous rulers
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Oct. 29th, 1864
June 1st 1864
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-George Brown – Clear grits
-John A. Macdonald – Liberal Conservatives (Tories)
-George Etienne Cartier – Parti Bleu
- They agreed to plan a colonial union
- There were concerns over control of government, trade, federal/ provincial powers.
The major source of conflict at the conference was between those who favored a strong central government, and those who favored stronger provincial rights. Representatives from the Maritimes and Canada East (now Quebec) tended to argue for provincial rights.
The conference ended on October 27, and the delegates returned to their provinces to submit the Seventy-Two Resolutions to the provincial legislatures. George-Étienne Cartier was largely responsible for convincing the French-Canadian members of the Legislature in Canada to accept the resolutions, even though he himself did not support such a strong federal government
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick delegates met with British government in London, England to join the confederation.
Strong support in London by the bishops by the Maritimes to get separate schools for different religions. Maritimes delegates resisted resulting in section 93 of the BNA act.London Conference
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