Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
What Was Confederation?
•  The Events
•  The People
•  The Significance
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
What Was Confederation?
•   The Events
•  The People
•  The Significance
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
The Events
•  Charlottetown Conference, 1864
•  Quebec Conference, 1864
•  ...
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Charlottetown, 1864
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Quebec, 1864
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
London, 1866-1867
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
What Was Confederation?
•  The Events
•   The People
•  The Significance
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Who’s Missing From This Picture?
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
What About?
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
The Players
•  The Canadians
•  The Maritimers
•  The British
•  The Americ...
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
The Canadians
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
The Maritimers
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
The British
Lord John Russell
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
The American League
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
The Natives
Big Bear Poundmaker
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
What Was Confederation?
•  The Events
•  The People
•  The Significance
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
What Drives Confederation?
•  Internal
– Failed Coalitions “Joint Premiersh...
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Political Stalemate
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Failed Coalitions
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Fenian Threat
Battle of Ridgeway, 1866
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
American Threat
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
What Were the Options
•  Annexation (One or All)
•  Commercial Union
•  Kin...
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Annexation
Joel Garreau – 9 Nations of North America - 1961
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Commercial Union
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Kingdom
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Federation
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Republic
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Confederation
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
What Was Confederation?
Political Union or Business Deal?
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Story Aside…
•  Sir Frank Smith
•  Senator
•  Roman Catholic
•  Railway P...
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
British North America Act, 1867
•  Federal Government and Provincial
Govern...
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Section 91
•  Peace, Order and Good Government
•  Federal Government reserv...
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
The Result
•  British North America Act, 1867
•  Foreign policy remained in...
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
A Railroad to the East
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Provincial Status – Land Rights
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
A Railroad to the West
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Ferry Service to PEI
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Ontario wakes up to Resources
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Federal Provincial Battles
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Provincial Discord
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Ontario Wins
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Quebec Figures out the Land Game
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Believe it or Not Transfer Payments
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Tidying Things Up
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Not A Done Deal?
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Process
Still Not Done
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
A Work in Progress
Confederation
- Events
- People
- Significance
Another Story..
•  The Notwithstanding Clause of the Charter
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What was Canadian Confederation?

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This is the first 60 minute lecture I ever gave. Cool in that. I went for a great group of visuals rather than textuals to talk to. It went well all things considered. This was 2002/3

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What was Canadian Confederation?

  1. 1. Confederation - Events - People - Significance What Was Confederation? •  The Events •  The People •  The Significance
  2. 2. Confederation - Events - People - Significance What Was Confederation? •   The Events •  The People •  The Significance
  3. 3. Confederation - Events - People - Significance The Events •  Charlottetown Conference, 1864 •  Quebec Conference, 1864 •  London Conference, 1866-7
  4. 4. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Charlottetown, 1864
  5. 5. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Quebec, 1864
  6. 6. Confederation - Events - People - Significance London, 1866-1867
  7. 7. Confederation - Events - People - Significance What Was Confederation? •  The Events •   The People •  The Significance
  8. 8. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Who’s Missing From This Picture?
  9. 9. Confederation - Events - People - Significance What About?
  10. 10. Confederation - Events - People - Significance The Players •  The Canadians •  The Maritimers •  The British •  The American League •  The Natives?
  11. 11. Confederation - Events - People - Significance The Canadians
  12. 12. Confederation - Events - People - Significance The Maritimers
  13. 13. Confederation - Events - People - Significance The British Lord John Russell
  14. 14. Confederation - Events - People - Significance The American League
  15. 15. Confederation - Events - People - Significance The Natives Big Bear Poundmaker
  16. 16. Confederation - Events - People - Significance What Was Confederation? •  The Events •  The People •  The Significance
  17. 17. Confederation - Events - People - Significance What Drives Confederation? •  Internal – Failed Coalitions “Joint Premiership” – Political Stalemate “Double Majority” – Economic Situation – Positive and Negative •  External – Fenian Threat – American Threat – British Policy
  18. 18. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Political Stalemate
  19. 19. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Failed Coalitions
  20. 20. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Fenian Threat Battle of Ridgeway, 1866
  21. 21. Confederation - Events - People - Significance American Threat
  22. 22. Confederation - Events - People - Significance What Were the Options •  Annexation (One or All) •  Commercial Union •  Kingdom •  Federation •  Confederation •  Republic
  23. 23. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Annexation Joel Garreau – 9 Nations of North America - 1961
  24. 24. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Commercial Union
  25. 25. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Kingdom
  26. 26. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Federation
  27. 27. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Republic
  28. 28. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Confederation
  29. 29. Confederation - Events - People - Significance What Was Confederation? Political Union or Business Deal?
  30. 30. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Story Aside… •  Sir Frank Smith •  Senator •  Roman Catholic •  Railway President •  Hotel Owner •  President of LVPA •  Chair of Committee •  Conflict of Interest??
  31. 31. Confederation - Events - People - Significance British North America Act, 1867 •  Federal Government and Provincial Governments •  Each Get some Responsibilities •  Local Things such as Education to Provinces •  Shared Things Immigration and Agriculture •  Federal Things such as Military, Trade etc. •  And if it isn’t explicitly defined …
  32. 32. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Section 91 •  Peace, Order and Good Government •  Federal Government reserves right to anything that pops up •  Everyone knows it is incomplete…but it’s the best they can do.
  33. 33. Confederation - Events - People - Significance The Result •  British North America Act, 1867 •  Foreign policy remained in British hands •  Judicial Committee of the Privy Council remained Canada's highest court of appeal •  The constitution could be amended only in Britain. •  But Even with a flawed arrangement…
  34. 34. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process A Railroad to the East
  35. 35. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Provincial Status – Land Rights
  36. 36. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process A Railroad to the West
  37. 37. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Ferry Service to PEI
  38. 38. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Ontario wakes up to Resources
  39. 39. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Federal Provincial Battles
  40. 40. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Provincial Discord
  41. 41. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Ontario Wins
  42. 42. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Quebec Figures out the Land Game
  43. 43. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Believe it or Not Transfer Payments
  44. 44. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Tidying Things Up
  45. 45. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Not A Done Deal?
  46. 46. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Process Still Not Done
  47. 47. Confederation - Events - People - Significance A Work in Progress
  48. 48. Confederation - Events - People - Significance Another Story.. •  The Notwithstanding Clause of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms… •  Next Term.
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