FN1 Ch35 It should be noted that, "by 1848 the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, were in the full enjoyment of the system of self-government, which had been so long advocated by their ablest public men." For a larger development of the subject see: "The Canadian Constitution."
FN2 Ch35 Peter Burroughs, The Colonial Reformers and Canada (1830-49), (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1969) p. 107. In 1838, we should mention, a new Executive Council was formed. Its function was to advise the governor in its duties in governing the province. This council was in addition to the Legislative Council which was to function (though yet consisting of unelected members) as a second chamber (Senate).
FN3 Ch35 A. H. U. Colquhoun, The Fathers of Confederation, No.28 in the 32 volume series on the history of Canada edited by Wrong and Langton, (Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Co., 1914-6), p. 7.
FN4 Ch35 Burroughs, The Colonial Reformers and Canada (1830-49), Intro. p. xxvii.