Class Notes (784,792)
Canada (481,356)
History (3,090)
HIS263Y1 (268)
Lecture 20

Lecture 20 - Making the Dominion
Lecture 20 - Making the Dominion

2 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto St. George
Heidi Bohaker

Making the Dominion Writing a Constitution  The representatives came together to draft a constitutions  72 Resolutions they wrote in Quebec to make framework for a constitution they sent to England  Asking for a government with divided powers  Want to have provincial governments with responsibilities for local matters  Difficulties o Legislative Union and give specific powers to provinces o Small provincial governments smallest and big government restricted powers o How will have supreme authorities in the system? o Wanted a British Parliamentary democracy and federalism doesn't occur in the UK - no provinces - new level of government - closest example is the US o Within the Great Coalition - Macdonald Cartier and Brown each had a different opinion on the division of powers  Macdonald = Legislative Union with Central Government  Brown = wanted both strong Central and Provincial Governments  Cartier = wanted a strong Federal influence but didn’t want Quebec to suffer culturally o Confederation is not actually clear to make everyone think they got what they wanted o 72 Resolutions pretty much become the BNA Division of Powers  Section 91 - Federal  Section 92 - Provincial  Conflict between Federal and Provincial  Macdonald thought Feds got more power  Cartier thought Provincials got enough power Opposing & Accepting Confederation  Prince Edward Island o Concerned, had provincial debt, and land disputes most people tenant farmers  Charles Tupper (NS) o Politicians supported confed, but the people opposed it o Tupper was Premier and waited it out o 72 Resolutions go through the government and gets passed  Albert Smith (NB) - anti o 1865 election is elected an anti-group o Lieutenant says England wants it o Smith's government will fall because didn't function together  L.G. Arthur Gordon (NB) o 1866 and Upper and Lower Canada pump money into the pro Confed people 
More Less

Related notes for HIS263Y1

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.