The Charlottetown Conference

The Charlottetown Conference

And the Birth of Confederation

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In mid-June 1864, the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec) was experiencing what contemporaries call "political deadlock": no political party could hold a majority in the Assembly. The past fifteen years had seen twelve different governments, and few important laws were passed. As a result, the "Great Coalition" was formed, seeking to turn the Canadas into a federal union. That September, delegates from the three Maritime provinces prepared to discuss their potential union in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. With the addition of delegates representing the Canadas, however, the conference became the catalyst for the formation of the Dominion of Canada.

The newest title in the Stories of Our Past series explores the political motives surrounding Confederation, with a focus on the pivotal role of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Highlighted with images, tables, and informative sidebars, The Charlottetown Conference is an accessible history of the birth of a nation.

Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia :, Nimbus Publishing,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781771083201
Characteristics: 123 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Baldwin, Douglas 1944-


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