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Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 28, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, February 28, 1865. [Page 512] MR. DUNKIN, continuing his speech from yesterday, said—Mr. SPEAKER, when the kindness of the House permitted me to resume my seat last evening, I was comparing the constitutional system of the proposed Confederacy with the Constitution of the United States primarily, and with that of Great Britain secondarily. I had gone over several leading points of comparison; and it will be in the recollection of… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 28, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Council — February 28, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, February 28, 1865. [Page 512] HON. MR. CAMPBELL—Before the House rises, I desire to submit a statement of the revenue of the Island of Prince Edward, which has come into my hands since the close of the debate on the proposed union of Canada and the Lower Provinces. The hon. member for Niagara seemed to take exception to what I said in relation to that particular point, and I am… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Council — February 28, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 27, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. MONDAY, February 27, 1865. [Page 482] MR. DUNKIN said—Mr. SPEAKER, almost every one who has yet spoken in this debate has begun with some expression of his feeling of embarrassment. For my own part, I should be glad it I could begin in some other way, but I confess that I cannot. For I certainly never did rise to address this House, or any other public body, under a feeling of… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 27, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 24, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, February 24, 1865. [Page 446] MR. BURWELL, in resuming the debate upon Confederation, said—Mr. SPEAKER, before allowing a measure of this importance to go through the House, I feel it my duty to offer a few words upon it. The question of Federation is not a new one to my constituents. Ever since the Reform Convention in Toronto, in 1859, they have been quite familiar with it. At the general… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 24, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Council — February 23, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, February 23, 1865. [Page 421] THE SPEAKER reported that the House had that day waited on His Excellency the Governor General, with their Address to Her Majesty the Queen, on the subject of uniting the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island in one government, with provisions based on the resolutions which were adopted at a Conference of delegates from the said colonies, held at… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Council — February 23, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 23, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, February 23, 1865. [Page 421] MR. A. MACKENZIE resumed the adjourned debate. He said — Before proceeding, Mr. SPEAKER, to discuss the measure of Confederation itself, I think it desirable to revert for a moment to the position which we have occupied, in discussing those constitutional questions that have so long separated parties, and involved the two sections of the province in serious dissensions I do this to meet the… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 23, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 22, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, February 22, 1865. [Page 394] HON. MR. HOLTON—Before the debate is resumed, I would enquire whether it is the purpose of the Government to bring down the promised measure on the subject of education in Lower Canada, before the House is invited to pass finally the scheme of Confederation now under discussion ? I need not say to honorable gentlemen that this is a matter which is regarded with a… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 22, 1865

Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 21, 1865

Click here to view the rest of the Confederation Debates. Click here to view the original document. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, February 21, 1865. [Page 362] HON. SOLICITOR GENERAL LANGEVIN—It is not without some degree of hesitation that I rise to address the House on this occasion ; for I see before me the representatives of two millions and a half of people, who are called together to settle the most weighty matters which concern them, and more particularly to take into consideration a question involving the destiny, not only of… Read more Confederation Debates — Legislative Assembly — February 21, 1865