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Journey to Confederation

  • Upper and Lower Canada unites

    Upper and Lower Canada unites
    An Act of Union unites Upper and Lower Canada as the Province of Canada. The area that had previously comprised Upper Canada was designated "Canada West", while the area that had comprised Lower Canada was designated "Canada East". As Canada East and Canada West each held 42 seats in the Legislative Assembly, there was legislative deadlock.
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    Journey to Confederation

    This timeline will be used as a tool to study for the final cumulative assignment atthe end of our Confederation unit. We will also be playing a game where there will be an interactive timeline that contains several mistakes and you have to find and fix them all!!!
  • Charlottetown Conference

    Charlottetown Conference
    Representatives from the colonies of British North America met from September 1st to 9th, 1864 to discuss Canadian Confederation. The Maritimes were convinced that a wider union including the Province of Canada would also be beneficial to them, and that this union could be achieved within a few years.
  • Four Provinces join Confederation

    Four Provinces join Confederation
    WATCH THIS On July 1, 1867 four provinces joined Confederation; Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
  • Two more Provinces join the Dominion of Canada

    Two more Provinces join the Dominion of Canada
    Manitoba and Northwest territories join the Dominion of Canada and the area that had been the Red River Settlement is admitted to the confederation.
  • British Columbia joins Canada

    British Columbia joins Canada
    With the agreement by the Canadian government to extend the Canadian Pacific Railway to British Columbia and to assume the colony's debt, British Columbia became the sixth province to join Confederation on 20 July 1871.
  • Prince Edward Island becomes seventh province

    Prince Edward Island becomes seventh province
    In 1873, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, anxious to thwart American expansionism and facing the distraction of the Pacific Scandal, negotiated for Prince Edward Island to join Canada. The Federal Government of Canada assumed the colony's extensive railway debts.
  • Yukon becomes newest province.

    Yukon becomes newest province.
    So that the Government of Canada could better maintain order during the gold rush, on June 13, 1898, Yukon Territory (which contained the Klondike) was created by the Canadian Government.
  • Alberta becomes a province.

    Alberta becomes a province.
    Originally a part of the Northwest Territories, Alberta becomes a province due to massive population growth and need for government to control the population through collection of taxes.
  • Saskatchewan joins us too.

    Saskatchewan joins us too.
    The government felt that they should have the same government as other provinces so that they could collect taxes to provide services like schools.
  • Newfoundland joins Confederation

    Newfoundland joins Confederation
    Britain did not want to help support Newfoundland anymore. The government of Canada offered to help pay for roads and develop the colony.
  • Nunavut becomes newest territory.

    Nunavut becomes newest territory.
    The Inuit people wanted control over their own lands and resources in the Arctic. Without consulting them, decisions had been made about Confederation and the use of their lands. They negotiated to regain control of their land as a territory joined to