Social Studies Project
BNA wanted the government to change because the queen or king of Great Britain had control over everything about BNA. They made all decisions that is good for Britain and bad for BNA. Britain's wishes were first and the BNA were not allowed to vote for elections as well. It was not fair for them because couldn't share their opinions, ideas, and thoughts. BNA was very unhappy.
Joseph Howe published a news paper about the government. A lot of people were against him, but later he was elected to the Assembly.
The rebellions were people who were against the government and tried to change it by using violence. The rebellions in the upper Canada started to attack Britain because they knew that the British soldiers were busy fighting with the lower Canada.
The british government sent a man called Lord Durham after the Rebellions. He investigated the situation and suggested what to do.
The first to achieve responsible government was Nova Scotia. Joseph Howe was against representative government and this was able to happen because of him.
It was hard to make a responsible government because Canada East and Canada West had very different opinions.
Two men called Badwin Robert and Lofontanie was against representative government as well. They tried very hard to change it until it was accepted.
Gorge Coles and Edward Whelan were against representative government as well. They tried their best to to change it but first, Britain did not listen to them. Later, PEI was able to make a responsible government.
Many people had a issue of who would control the income from timberland. The Assembly solved this issue before the colony achieved a responsible government. In 1854, Charles Fisher was the first premier in New Brunswick.
There were different opinions and thoughts between English Merchants who were the councils. Both of the groups believed in different thing so it was hard to make decisions. (They were elected in the Assembly).