Province of Canada, Legislative Assembly, 8th Parl, 3rd Sess (27 January 1865)

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Date: 1865-01-28
By: Province of Canada (Parliament), Morning Chronicle
Citation: “Provincial Parliament. Legislative Assembly. Friday, Jany. 27th” [Quebec] Morning Chronicle (28 January 1865).
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Note: All endnotes come from our recent publication, Charles Dumais & Michael Scott (ed.), The Confederation Debates in the Province of Canada (CCF, 2022).

Confederation of the Provinces

The Speaker read a message from His Excellency the Governor General [Viscount Monck], laying before the House the formal resolutions adopted at the Quebec Conference; also, the correspondence on the subject with the Imperial Government, and with the other British Provinces.[1]

On motion of John A. Macdonald [Kingston, Attorney-General West], it was resolved

That 3,000 copies in English, and 1,500 copies in French be printed for the use of members.

Antoine-Aimé Dorion [Hochelaga]—May I ask if these papers are sent in answer to the address moved yesterday, or are there any additional papers yet to come down?

John A. Macdonald [Kingston, Attorney-General West] said they were not sent down in answer to the address, but were the documents referred to in His Excellency’s [Viscount Monck] Speech. He was not sure whether there were any other papers on the subject.

Antoine-Aimé Dorion [Hochelaga] said it had been stated that there was some correspondence relative to the Western Colonies, Vancouver’s Island, and British Columbia, which was yet to be brought down.

John A. Macdonald [Kingston, Attorney-General West] said he was not aware of any other papers, but if there were any, they would be brought down in answer to the address.[2]

The subject then dropped.


[1]      The correspondence was also presented to the Legislative Council and can be found reprinted there in full, p. A:4.

[2]      Unconfirmed reference.

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