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McGill University
Canadian Studies
CANS 200
Elsbeth Anne Heaman

Building a Liberal State Responsible Government to Confederation3 Main Points Durham report leads to responsible government colonial self rule in 1849Selfrule turns into massive spending spree now that Canadians have control of purse strings for the first timeEconomic political crisis by the 1860s that will lead to Confederation on terms that permit John A Macdonald a long hegemonyAftermath of the Rebellions of 18378 Britain determined to crack down on Lower CanadaLord Durham is sent to govern and investigate whats wrong He soon resigns but publishes a famous report advocating o 1 Union of the Canadas to assimilate the French o 2 Responsible government colonial self rule o Great Britain enacts 1 but not 2Lord Durham provides the definitive argument that people should rule themselves Elsewhere hes a hero In CanadaFrench Canadian culture is void of anyShould be abolished o Combine them in a union of the Canadas Put upper and lower Canada together and give them the same number of seats the French Canadians will be outvotedTheres room to dispute Durhams intentions If FrenchCanadian reformers genuinely want selfgovernme
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