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Department
History
Course
HIST 2600
Professor
Rebecca Beausaert
Semester
Winter

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HIST 2600 Post Confederation Canada, January 6 2014 Lecture I Canada 1867: Confederation happens: dominion of Canada Under the power of conservative Prime Minister Johnny Macdonald Two political parties: conservatives and liberals Liberals don’t have a leader until 1873 Macdonald era Has a second in commend: looks to for guidance and support George Etienne Cartier Goes between federal government and Quebec Very beneficial for Quebec 1867: voting was a male privilege  Men could vote but only men who owned property about 20% percent of the population 1867: strong regional and cultural divisions in Canada Most of the problems are from the strong ties to Britain: Canada is not yet independent  Technically Canada is still a British colony British parliament controls external and foreign affairs For Québec this is an issue Economically: mostly agricultural (compared to other western nations it is slow to  industrialize) Means that exports leaving Canada are largely raw materials (fish, lumber, agricultural  products) In return Canada receives imported manufactured goo
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