The Shift from Representative Government to Responsible Goverment

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The need for change

1830

The Monarch was at the top, She had the final decision so it was not democratic. She listen to British people wishes first and not listening to BNA people. The Lieutenant Governor also puts British wishes first. Governor gives advises to the Monarch. This was not democratic because this was not voted, the Governor were chosen from the Queen.

The impact of Joseph Howe

1835

Joseph Howe publish a report about a men whose pocketing a money suppose to go to poor children. He was on the court, because they said that he tell a lie. Joseph Howe could been sent to jail. He was a good at speaking and he spoke for 6 hours.

The Rebellions in lower and Upper Canada

1837 - 1838

in Upper Canada, was a rebellion against the British colonial oligarchy in Upper Canada in December 1837. Public complaints had been present for many years, it was anarchy in Rowakanada immediately after the Upper Canada rebellion emboldened to openly rebel against it. Through militia anti-British secret of America that emerged support the lodge of the hunter, while around the Great Lakes mainly resistance (and became more violent), but remained until 1838, shortly after it began rebellion in Upper Canada, was defeated primarily.

Lord Durham's Report

1838

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Responsible Government Achieved in Nova Scotia

1847

people involved was Leonard Tilley. The premier of Nova Scotia. Charles Tupper, first sujested the idea of a Martime Union Leonard Tilley, the premier of New Brunswick thought it was a good idea. John Gray the perineum of P.E.I. wasn't so sure.

Responsible Government in Provice of Canada

1848

John Gray was involved. Joan Gray was Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1863 – 1865 and one of the Fathers of Confederation. He should not be confused with John Hamilton Gray, a New Brunswick politician and Alexis Gray began his political career in 1852, when he was elected to the provincial assembly as a reformer. He became a leading member of the opposition, with a reputation even among his opponents as a great orator.

Responsible Government in Prince Edward Island

1851

In this area people voted but they didn't have a power because they had a less people. If they don't have a rule the they might have a war if it was not responsible government.

Responsible Government in New Brunswick

1854

New Brunswick the border with America was there so if they had a responsible government they could have a law how to fight or kill when the Americans attack New Brunswick. The problem of New Brunswick was that they had to control the income, law can control this.

Responsible Government in Newfoundland

1855


The New Found land was not invited to the Chattertown Conference because other colonies thought they had no interest in responsible government. When a government of a New Found Land heard about a meeting, it asked if it to send delegates. the other colonies said it will be welcome However there was much to be decided that they didn't had to decide how the union work.