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  Lieutenant governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In Australia, the Lieutenant Governor is the subordinate of the Governor of a state, who serves as Administrator, or acting Governor, in case of illness or disability of the Governor.
Lieutenant Governors are nominally appointed by the Governor General but in practice are chosen by the Prime Minister of Canada usually in consultation with that province's respective premier.
In the Isle of Man, the Lieutenant Governor was until 1980 the presiding officer of the Legislative Council and of Tynwald Court (the Legislative Council and the House of Keys in joint session), but both roles have been transferred to the President of Tynwald.
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 Ontario - MSN Encarta
The first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe, was a career soldier and former member of the British Parliament.
He was determined to make Upper Canada a model colony, one which would cause what he called a “renewal of empire” by making Americans see the mistakes of their revolt and return to the fold.
The morale of the Upper Canadians, which was low at the onset of the war, was raised and hardened by success in the field and by the vigorous leadership of British commanders, especially Sir Isaac Brock.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lieutenant
Lieutenant governor under Sir Edmund Andros, he fled (1689) to England during the revolt in New York led by Jacob Leisler.
Sent to Ireland as lord lieutenant in 1795, he expressed sympathy for the cause of Catholic Emancipation and was almost immediately recalled by William Pitt's ministry for allegedly exceeding his instructions.
Lieutenant Frederick Dochstader UE: died as a 20-year-old in action under command of Major Ross, Butler's Rangers.
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 John Graves Simcoe - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE (1752-1806), British soldier and first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, was born at Cotterstock, Northumberland, England, on the 25th of February 1752.
In 1790 he was elected member of parliament for St Mawes in Cornwall, and at the close of his first session was appointed lieutenant-governor of the new province of Upper Canada created under the Constitutional Act of 1791.
Thus, while his administration was characterized by the most disinterested devotion to what he conceived to be for the best interests of the province, it was rendered ineffective by the impracticable character of his projects and the friction which developed between himself and Lord Dorchester, the governorgeneral.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /John_Graves_Simcoe   (434 words)

  
 Canada in the Making - Glossary
Represented the County of Québec in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1796-1800.
He was Canada's longest-serving prime minister, spending more than 21 years in the position, and was the maternal grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie, leader of the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada.
He was often bitterly at odds with Pierre Vaudreuil, the governor general of New France, as Vaudreuil was born in the colony and was not part of the French aristocracy.
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 Upper Canada - Canadian Confederation
Upper Canada, the precursor of modern-day Ontario, was created by the Constitutional Act of 1791, which divided the former Province of Quebec into two parts: Upper Canada and Lower Canada.
The terms "Upper Canada" and "Lower Canada," in the Canadian historical context, therefore refer to the period between 1791 and 1841.
In Upper Canada (as in Lower Canada), part of the population was critical of how the political elite governed the colony.
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 Smithville - First Four Parliaments Of Upper Canada
Vessels from Lower Canada brought their cargoes here, which served as the general depot for the goods which were carried from this point and Queenston around the Niagara Falls to Lake Erie.
The first parliament of Upper Canada was called on the 18th of September, 1792, by Governor Simcoe at Newark, and continued in session until October 15th of the same year.
Governor Simcoe considered that the Capital was too near an American fort and moved it to a temporary one at Little York, known as Muddy York, now Toronto, receiving its name 'York' in honor of Frederick, Duke of York.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Upper
Initial Upper Palaeolithic in south-central Turkey and its regional context: a preliminary report.
Radiographic and endoscopic evaluation of the upper GI tract.
Upper airway collapsibility during sleep in upper airway resistance syndrome *.
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 Canada - Constitutional Parliament, Etc.
The council by which the Governor was assisted in his work of ruling the country was called the Privy Council, and consisted of five persons chiefly members of the legislative council.
The French language was no longer on the same footing as the English language, and the fact that Upper Canada had the same representation as Lower Canada in spite of the larger population of the latter section, was considered an injustice to French Canadians.
Before completing the survey of the constitutional development of Canada one must notice the Maritime provinces, that is to say, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton, which came into the possession of England by the Treaty of Utrecht and the Treaty of Paris, 1763.
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 The Rebellions of 1837-1838
Reformists in Upper Canada and the Patriot Party in Lower Canada held the majority in each of their respective assemblies.
In Lower Canada, a battle was being waged between the Assembly controlled by the Patriot Party, led by Louis-Joseph Papineau, and the British minority that controlled the Executive Council and the Legislative Council.
The insurrection of Upper Canada, led by William Lyon MacKenzie, was quickly overturned.
www.histori.ca /peace/page.do?pageID=341   (1946 words)

  
 Book Reviews - Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada: The Petworth Project, 1832-1837.
Egremont, Sockett, and Sir John Colborne (Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada) were Tory paternalists who supported government assisted emigration and settlement for humanitarian reasons because they believed it would solve the problem of rural social unrest by removing the unemployed poor from the local English parishes and giving them a new start in Canada.
The new political ideas which were current in England and in Upper Canada help to explain why the Petworth Project did not continue and why there was no large scale government assisted emigration and settlement in the years that followed.
Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada is a significant contribution to the study of nineteenth century Canada and will mainly be read by historians and used in university level studies.
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 List of Lieutenant-Governors of Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Upper Canada was created out of the western part of Quebec by the Constitutional Act of 1791.
Upper Canada became Canada West and Lower Canada became Canada East.
Governors of New France (1627-1760) • Governors of Acadia • Northwest Territories (1869-1905)
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 Canada in the Making - Aboriginals: Treaties & Relations
First, the War of 1812 splintered the First Nations in Upper Canada and the U.S. Then Aboriginals gave up their land rights in the North-west - without the involving the Métis who also lived on this land.
Later, during the 1830s, Upper Canada started to rethink the necessity of giving presents to the Aboriginals as promised in the Niagara Treaty.
Governor James Douglas, chief factor for the Hudson's Bay Company in the area, led this effort.
www.canadiana.org /citm/themes/aboriginals/aboriginals5_e.html   (1382 words)

  
 HCO 5. C. Rebellion of 1837 - Upper Canada - Timeline
Prelude and Aftermath to the Rebellion in Upper Canada 1836-1839
Mackenzie was later arrested and imprisoned for 18 months by US authorities for violating neutrality laws; in 1849, he was allowed to return to Canada under a general amnesty proclamation, and in 1851 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of United Canada.
The former Governor of the colony blames the power of the Family Compact and Chateau Clique for the 1837 rebellions, and recommends uniting the Canadas under one responsible government, with English the only official language, so as to assimilate the French Canadians.
www.ottres.ca /hconline/chapters/5/5timeline.html   (3717 words)

  
 Learn about Toronto history
In 1793, the lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada established a settlement called York, where a military post and civilian town slowly grew to defend against American invasions.
By 1834, the City of Toronto was born and became Upper Canada’s largest community with 9,250 members.
Today, the city is Canada’s largest and at the heart of the nation’s commercial, industrial, financial and cultural life.
www.internationalcircuit.com /toronto-canada/history.php   (353 words)

  
 Hansard Issue: L088
As well, we recognize that Upper Canada only had a population of 10,000, mainly in the Bay of Quinte area, and needed settlers to foster the immigration of thousands of United Empire Loyalists from what is now the United States by ensuring that land was distributed to prospective farmers, cheaply and expeditiously.
Lieutenant Governor Simcoe also established Dundas Street, the road, again, from the head of Lake Ontario to London, designed at that time as a military road.
Though some of his many projects were never realized, Simcoe's tenure as our Lieutenant Governor of the day is universally regarded as a success.
hansardindex.ontla.on.ca /hansardeissue/38-1/l088.htm   (17646 words)

  
 Sir George Arthur
In 1814 he was appointed lieutenant governor of British Honduras, holding at the same time the rank of colonel on the staff, thus exercising the military command as well as the civil government.
The state of Canada at this time was critical, as in both Upper and Lower Canada attempts had been made, a few months before Colonel Arthur's arrival, to subvert the British authority, and, shortly after he had taken charge of the government, Upper Canada was invaded by a band of American sympathizers.
The union of Upper and Lower Canada took place in 1841, Lord Sydenham being the first governor-general, and at his request Sir George Arthur continued for a time to conduct the administration of Upper Canada as deputy governor, it being specially stipulated by him that he would receive no remuneration for his services.
www.famousamericans.net /sirgeorgearthur   (764 words)

  
 John Graves Simcoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 – October 26, 1806) was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario plus the shoreline of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior) from 1791-1796.
Simcoe was born in Cotterstock, Northamptonshire, England to Captain John and Katherine Simcoe.
The Province of Upper Canada was created under the Constitutional Act of 1791.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Graves_Simcoe   (762 words)

  
 Lieutenant governor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Canada, the lieutenant-governor (sometimes without a hyphen, pronounced /lɛfˈtɛ.nənt/), in French lieutenant-gouverneur (always with a hyphen), is the Queen's, or Crown, representative in a province, much as the Governor General is her representative at the national level.
The procedure for election of Lieutenant Governor varies from state to state with 24 states having the Governor and Lieutenant Governor elected as running mates on a joint ticket (for example in New York, Maryland, Ohio and Kansas), while in 18 states, the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor run separately.
The latter can cause the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to be from different parties and bitter political rivals (such as is often the case in California, Rhode Island, Virginia and Alabama).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lieutenant_Governor   (1308 words)

  
 The Story of Markham - Trek to Upper Canada
Simcoe had changed the capital of Upper Canada from London to York (later Toronto) instead of London, which he had originally planned to do.
John Graves Simcoe was appointed the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada in that year, and took up his position in Newark (later Niagara-On-The-Lake) which was the seat of government at the time.
He also constructed a saw and grist mill for the people of the town of York, which fed both their bodies and their ability to build the infant capital of Upper Canada.
www.city.markham.on.ca /MPL/history/uppercanada.htm   (472 words)

  
 English-Canadians
Galt was present at the Quebec and London conference for Confederation and is one of the better known Fathers of Confederation.
In 1793, York (Toronto) was founded and replaced Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) as the capital of the newly formed Upper Canada (1791).
He served in the militia durring the Fenian raids on Upper Canada in 1866.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/life_in_canada/66969   (510 words)

  
 Mackenzie History - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
During a ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone, a bottle containing a copy of the Colonial Advocate was placed in the foundation stone.
When Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada and head of the Family Compact heard of this, he ordered construction on the monument stopped, and a large quantity of the newly-erected masonry pulled down in order to remove what he called a "colonial rag."
On November 18, 1824, Mackenzie moved his family and press to York, where he could enjoy a larger circulation and be closer to the centre of Upper Canada’s politics.
www.niagaraparks.com /heritage/mackenziehistory.php   (818 words)

  
 United Empire Loyalists
Canada has been the haven for many political refugees, of which the United Empire Loyalists were first.
When the United States declared war on Great Britain in 1812, Upper Canada had a population of nearly 100,000, four-fifths of whom were American-born.
The Upper Canada Militia and Indians who joined the British regular troops to resist the invasion were defending their homes and farms, as had their fathers and grandfathers in the American Revolution.
www.mysteriesofcanada.com /Canada/united_empire_loyalists.htm   (1603 words)

  
 Emigrant and the Noble Savage: Sir Francis Bond Head's Romantic Approach to Aboriginal Policy in Upper Canada, ...
Sir Francis Bond Head (1793-1875) was a respected man of letters and the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from January 1836 until March 1838.
During his brief stay in Upper Canada, Head earned a reputation for political ineptitude; clearly, he was more skilled as a literary man than as a politician.
By examining The Emigrant (1846), Head's autobiographical memoir of his experiences as lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, as well as related literary and historical documents, this essay will demonstrate the extent to which Head's literary and governmental philosophies were indeed intertwined.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3683/is_200501/ai_n9520499   (706 words)

  
 Niagara Parks Commemorative Plaques & Markers - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
After he left Canada in 1796, he held a succession of military and colonial offices and died in Exeter shortly after being appointed commander-in-chief for India.
Arriving in Upper Canada in 1812, he served as administrator of the province 1812-13 and returned to England in the latter year.
“Upper Canada has dedicated this monument to the memory of the late Major-General Isaac Brock, K.B. provisional lieutenant-governor and commander of the forces in the province whose remains are deposited in the vault beneath.
www.niagaraparks.com /planavisit/plaques.php   (6546 words)

  
 History: The End of Slavery in British North America - Africans - Explore the Communities - The Kids' Site of Canadian ...
In 1793, John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, managed to get a law passed that stopped slaves from being brought to Upper Canada.
In Lower Canada, Chief Justice William Osgoode refused to convict runaway slaves.
Others went to Upper Canada, near what is now Barrie, to accept the land offered to war veterans by Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada.
www.collectionscanada.ca /settlement/kids/021013-2011.7-e.html   (297 words)

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