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Footnotes To
Book #3, The Road To Being Canada" (1815-1867)
Chapter 47, The British North American Act
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FN1 Ch47 Donald H. Tait, "Dr. Charles Tupper," NSHS, #36, p. 280.

FN2 Ch47 D. A. Muise, "The Federal Election of 1867 in Nova Sotia," NSHS, #36, p. 339, quoting Howe.

FN3 Ch47 Quotations from the Quebec resolutions, 1865.

FN4 Ch47 See 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. 126. Interesting to note that one of the first drafts included the expression, the "Kingdom of Canada." This expression, it was soon realized, would be offensive to those in the United Sates, so the expression, "Dominion of Canada" was used.

FN5 Ch47 The two principal difference being that the executive and the legislative bodies of the United States are separate from one other, and the United States Senate is an elected body.

FN6 Ch47 See, "The Canadian Constitution, A History Lesson."

FN7 Ch47 Llewellyn Woodward, The Age of Reform: 1815-1870 (1938)(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2nd ed., 1962), p. 383.

FN8 Ch47 A politician in Nova Scotia echoed the sentiment that was running high at the time: "We are now a colony of Great Britain, but under Confederation we would be a dependency of Canada." (William Annand as quoted by D. A. Muise, "The Federal Election of 1867 in Nova Sotia," NSHS, #36, p. 337.)

FN9 Ch47 Ibid., p. 347.

FN10 Ch47 B. D. Tennyson, "Another Look at Confederation," NSHQ, #2:2, p. 146.

FN11 Ch47 D. A. Muise, "The Federal Election of 1867 in Nova Sotia," NSHS, #36, p. 342.

FN12 Ch47 Ibid., p. 343.

FN13 Ch47 Other names were suggested: New Britain, Laurentia, Britannia, Cabotia, Columbia, Canadia and Ursalia. (See Colquhoun, The Fathers of Confederation, p. 127.) Of course with the name, Canada, being chosen Upper Canada and Lower Canada had to chose different provincial names for themselves: Ontario and Quebec.

FN14 Ch47 Tennyson, "Another Look at Confederation," NSHQ, #2:2, p. 138.

FN15 Ch47 Lord Dalhousie, The Dalhousie Journals, Vol. 1, p. 179.

FN16 Ch47 Blakeley, "Halifax at the Time of Confederation," The Dalhousie Review, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 408

FN17 Ch47 A Shortened History of England (Penguin, 1960), Vol. 1, p. 499.

FN18 Ch47 Phyllus R. Blakeley, "Halifax at the Time of Confederation," The Dalhousie Review, Vol. 27 (1948), No. 4, p. 409.

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