It was not democratic, because the king/queen Monarch didn't care about BNA.
Also, only man that are over 21 can vote for the Legislative Assembly, so it wasn't fair at all.
Joseph Howe was a very famous politician in the mid 1800s.
He was a reformer that was from Nova Scotia.
On the day of his trial, he spoke for 6 hours!!
He talked about the power of the elite that was not fair.
Joseph Howe was elected to the Assembly so everybody thought he was a hero.
The rebellions in upper and lower Canada try to remove the elite from power.
They turned against the government.
In 1838, many of the rebellions were either arrested or jailed.
He suggested that the two colonies be joined.
He also thought this would give the British better control.
He insisted that the poor should be given a chance for better education
and also take part in their government.
It was important because the British
government actually took his advice seriously
and some of it was accepted by the government.
The British government and the governor
of Nova Scotia was involved.
All colonies in BNA got a responsible
government in 1848 and 1855.
Louis-Hipployte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin was involved.
Province of Canada also got a responsible government in 1849.
George Coles and Edward Whelan was involved.
PEI asked for a responsible government
several times, but they couldn't .
In 1851, PEi finally got a responsible government.
Lemuet Allan Wilmot and Charles Fisher was involved.
The elite and the other people had the same issue
of who would control New Brunswick.
They got a responsible government in 1854.
When Roman Catholic and Methodist politicians
decided to join together to fight for reform.
Philip F. Little was involved.
They finally got a responsible government in 1855.