The Shift from Representative Government to Responsible Government

Representative Government to Responsible Government

Representative Government to Responsible Government

1830 - 1855

The Need for Change

The Need for Change

1830 - 1835

Many people in BNA were unhappy because they wasn't democratic so, Monarch made finally decision so they didn't care about BNA.

The impact of Joseph Howe

The impact of Joseph Howe

1835 - 1837

Joseph Howe was one of the famous politician of the mid-1800s.
He was a Reformer from Nova Scotia.He was elected in 1836, campaigning on a platform of support for responsible government. He published a newspaper called “Novascotian” and he believed in “Freedom of speech."

The Rebellions in Lower and Upper Canada

The Rebellions in Lower and Upper Canada

1837

The Rebellions in Lower Canada started in 1837, they started rebellions when Government arrsted people who might start rebellions, rebellions stopped,but rebels defeated.They tried second rebellion in 1838 but this again broke out by Government.The Rebellions in Upper Canada started when they heard that British soldiers were busy with the Rebellions in Lower Canada. They can defeat easily because the militia was group of Untrained soldiers.

Lord Durham's Report

Lord Durham's Report

1838 - 1847

The Durham's report says that Britain combined upper and lower Canada into one colony and would be given Britian more control over the French.Also, that they should give responsible government to the newformed colony of Canada.

Responsible Government Achieved in Nova Scotia

Responsible Government Achieved in Nova Scotia

1847 - 1848

Nova Scotia would have few representatives in government, most of Nova Scotia 's wealth came from sea and some trades. They wouldn't really benefit economically from Confederation.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Flag_of_Nova_Scotia.svg

Responsible Government Province of Canada

Responsible Government Province of Canada

1848 - 1851

Robert Baldwin from Canada East and Louis-La fontaine from Canada West joined foces to create and Assembly strong enough to make responsible government possible.

Responsible Government in Prince Edward Island

Responsible Government in Prince Edward Island

1851 - 1854

P.E.I would have to help pay for the railway and they would have few representatives.

Responsible Government in New Brunswick

Responsible Government in New Brunswick

1854 - 1855

New Brunswick would have representatives in government, they could make a lots of money from trading if they joined Confederation because of the railway.They would have to help pay off other colonies debts and they shared a long border with USA.

Responsible Government in Newfoundland

Responsible Government in Newfoundland

1855

Many politicians in Newfound wanted to do Confederation , main economic activity was fishing, their main trading partner is Britain.The people were concerned that they would ave to pay taxes and the cost of the railway.