The Birth of a Nation

  • Charlottetown conference

    Newfoundland also requested to be included in the conference in August of 1864, but by then it was too late to alter the proceedings.
  • Charlottetown Conference

    september 1-9 1864
    originally sheduled as a conference bringing representatives from only the Maritime colonies: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Newfoundland agreed with the movement, but was not notified soon enough to make it to the proceedings. Another colony, the Province of Canada Upper Canada and Lower Canada, heard news of the planned conference and requested that it may be expanded to discuss a union that would include them as well.
  • Quebec Conference

    october 10-27
    The largest cause of deliberation at the conference was those who favoured a "legislative union", such as John A. Macdonald, debating with those who favoured stronger provincial rights. Representatives from the Maritimes and Canada East favoredargueing for provincial rights, fearing that under a centralized unitary state, they would lose valuable cultural identity.
  • 72 Resolutions

    october 27
    The Quebec ended in the creation of the 72 resolutions..
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    The Birth of a Nation

  • London conference

    December 4-
    The London Conference was the final in a sereis of conferences which led up to the Canadian Confederation in 1867, and also drafted the British North American Act of 1867. Sixteen delegates from the Province`s of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick gathered with officials of the British government to draft the British North America Act, 1867.
  • British North American Act

    July 1
    The British North America Act, 1867, is a major part of Canada's Constitution. The Act created a federal dominion and determins quite a bit of how the Government of Canada opperates, such as its federal structure, the House of Commons, the Senate, the justice system, and the taxation system.
  • Deed of Surrender

    No Percise Date
    Deed of Surrender sighned by Th Hudsons Bay Company, Giving Ruperts Land to the newly formed Canadian Dominion, but retaining the trading rights for Hudsons Bay Company.
  • An Act to amend and continue the Act 32-33 Victoria, chapter 3; and to establish and provide for the Government of the Province of Manitoba

    May 12
    An act of the Parliament of Canada that is defined by the Constitution Act, 1982 as forming a part of the Constitution of Canada. The act, givin the royal assent, created the province of Manitoba and continued in force An Act for the Temporary Government of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territories when united with Canada upon the absorption of the British territories of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory into Canada on July 15, 1870.
  • British Columbia joins the new Canada Confederation

    July 20
    British Columbia joined the new Canada Confederation. Improving the overland communications was a primary concern for the new province, and so Macdonald pledged that the Dominion government would commence construction of a transcontinental railway within two years and complete it within ten.
  • The first Dominion census

    Apral 2
    The first Dominion census estimated the population of Canada at 3 689 257, including 2 110 502 of British origin and 1 082 940 of French descent.
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  • Completing the Transcontinental Railway

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    Completed the overdue transcontinental railway.
  • Laurier's Regime

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    The demand for Canadian wheat was conducive to immigration, and immigration increased wheat production and put value to national exports. "The 20th century belongs to Canada," cried Laurier; and the nation took courage in his assurance. Two new transcontinental railways were begun. By 1905 the west had exploded in both population and economic strength to such an end as Alberta and Saskatchuan were born.