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  Lower Canada
Lower Canada, the southern portion of present-day Québec, existing as a separate British province from 1791 to 1840.
When in 1822 Louis-Joseph PAPINEAU attacked the proposed union of the 2 Canadas, he described Lower Canada as a distinct geographic, economic and cultural space, forever destined to serve the HABITANT as a Catholic and French nation.
After the unsuccessful attempt to unite the 2 Canadas in 1822, they began clamouring for the annexation of Montréal to Upper Canada and continued until after the failure of the REBELLIONS OF 1837, when a single province was formed.
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  Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is a country occupying northern North America, bounded to the south by the United States, northwest by Alaska, east by the Atlantic Ocean and west by the Pacific Ocean.
Canada's head of state is the monarch, currently Elizabeth II and commonly referred to as the Queen of Canada.
Canada is known for its vast forests and mountain ranges (including the Rocky Mountains) and the animals that reside within them, such as moose, caribou, beavers, polar bears, grizzly bears, and the common loon.
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 Lower Canada Rebellion - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Lower Canada Rebellion is the name given to the armed conflict between the rebels of Lower Canada (now Quebec) and the British colonial power of that province.
Following the military defeat of the Patriotes, Lower Canada was merged with Upper Canada under the Union Act and the Canadiens became a minority in the new political entity.
The rebellions of 1837 in Upper and Lower Canada
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 Lower Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lower Canada was a British colony in North America, at the downstream end of the Saint Lawrence River in the southern portion of the modern-day province of Quebec.
Following the Rebellion of 1837, the 1791 constitution was suspended on March 27, 1838 and a special council was appointed to administer the colony.
Lower Canada was merged in 1841 with Upper Canada to form the single colony of the Province of Canada with the Act of Union; it was then also called, unofficially but widely, Canada East.
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 Lower Canada - Canadian Confederation
The House of Assembly of Lower Canada officially opened in December of 1793 at the Bishop's residence in Québec City.
In 1797, it was determined that the lower province  --  Lower Canada  --  had to remit a share of the customs duties collected according to its regulations and in proportion to the quantity of goods entering at Côteau du Lac.
Discontent peaked in Lower Canada in the spring of 1837.
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 Lower Canada
In 1837, when communities throughout Lower Canada were holding "anti-coercion" meetings, to support the Patriot leaders, the government demanded that all officials support moves to ban these "seditious" meetings.
The lower Houses of Assembly were elected, but not the upper "Legislative Councils." A favored group office-holders made up the so-called "Family Compact," like oligarchic groups in Spanish America, before and after Independence.
Loyalist forces in Canada had little difficulty in recruiting companies from among the communities of fugitive slaves who had found a refuge north of border, or from Iroquois bands who had settled there.
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 Canada ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
Canada joined the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990 and hosted the OAS General Assembly in Windsor in June 2000, and the third Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001.
Canada occupies most of the northern portion of North America, sharing land borders with the contiguous United States to the south and with the US state of Alaska to the northwest, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west; to the north lies the Arctic Ocean.
Canada is one of the world's wealthiest nations with a high per capita income, a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Group of Eight (G8).
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 Lower Canada
Lower Canada, the southern portion of present-day Québec, existing as a separate British province from 1791 to 1840.
When in 1822 Louis-Joseph PAPINEAU attacked the proposed union of the 2 Canadas, he described Lower Canada as a distinct geographic, economic and cultural space, forever destined to serve the HABITANT as a Catholic and French nation.
After the unsuccessful attempt to unite the 2 Canadas in 1822, they began clamouring for the annexation of Montréal to Upper Canada and continued until after the failure of the REBELLIONS OF 1837, when a single province was formed.
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 Vancouver, Canada
Canada is the world's largest country, after the collapse of the Russian Federation.
Canada has set aside more than 100 national parks and historic sites in honour of the people, places and events that have marked the country's history.
Canada's substantial role in the First World War won it representation distinct from Britain in the League of Nations (the predecessor to United Nations) after the war.
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 Declaration of Independence of Lower Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Declaration of Independence of Lower Canada was written in French by the patriot rebel Robert Nelson on February 22, 1838, while in exile in the United States, after the first rebellion of 1837.
The movement for the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec) ultimately failed, as it did not result in the creation of an independent nation-state.
That under the free government of Lower Canada, all citizens shall have the same rights; the Indians will cease to be subject to any kind of civil disqualification, and will enjoy the same rights as the other citizens of the state of Lower Canada.
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 The Emigrant's Guide and Directory to the Canadas.
The civil laws of Lower Canada are of French origin, with the laws and ordinances of the provincial parliament, but the English criminal law is established in the province.
The population of Lower Canada is now estimated at about 650,000 souls; eight-tenths of the inhabitants being of French extraction, and two-tenths of British birth or descent; being little more than three persons to every square mile, including the populations of the cities, towns, and villages.
Strangers on arriving in Canada are often liable to be imposed upon, not because in it are to be found more impostors than in other countries; but they meet many person willing to offer their advice, which, unless from an intelligent friend, should be received with the utmost caution.
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 History of Canada
The unification of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia into the Dominion of Canada in 1873 was brought about less by a general desire for Canadian unification than by British desires to make Britain's colonies of settlement more responsible for their defense.
Canada was peculiarly influenced by first contact with the ITA, as it seemed that Canada might lose many of its new territories to a Marketplace-allied state.
The first Japanese-Canadian president of Canada in history, Nakayama and his party were elected on a platform of finally making Canada a modern and officially multinational state, with devolution of substantial powers to the Native American-majority territories in the north and west of Canada and to Asian-majority Vancouver Island.
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 1831 Notes of Alexis de Tocqueville in Lower Canada
Lower Canada, luckily for the French race, forms a State apart.
Now the French population in Lower Canada is in the proportion of ten to one to the English.
Finally the English in Canada show all the traits of their character, and the French Canadians have kept all the traits of French character.
english.republiquelibre.org /notes-of-alexis-de-tocqueville-in-lower-canada.html   (3355 words)

  
 Opinion Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Their rebellion was part of the culmination of an early 19th century trend of resistance in both Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec) to a British elite that ruled the colonies with little regard for the civil and democratic aspirations of the people.
While Upper Canada, which was dominated by English-speaking settlers, and French-speaking Lower Canada were each granted a Legislative Assembly under the Act, the British-appointed governors were left with the power to appoint legislative and executive councils and wielded a veto power over the decisions of the elected assemblies.
In the fall of 1837, while anger was erupting in Lower Canada and the Patriots were inciting the population to rebellion, unrest was also brewing in Upper Canada.
www.opinion-canada.ca /en/articles/article_84.html   (1386 words)

  
 LOWER CANADA FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lower Canada was a British colony in North_America, at the downstream end of the Saint_Lawrence_River in the southern portion of the modern-day province of Quebec.
Following the Rebellion_of_1837, the 1791 constitution was suspended on March_27 1838 and a special council was appointed to administer the colony.
Lower Canada was merged in 1841 with Upper_Canada to form the single colony of the Province_of_Canada with the Act of Union; it was then also called, unofficially but widely, Canada_East.
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 Upper Canada People
Governor-general of Canada (as Marquis of Lorne), 1878-1883.
In 1879 consecrated bishop of Montreal; in 1901 archbishop; and in 1904 primate of all Canada.
Served in Canada in 1812, and engaged in the capture of Fort Castine.
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 History of Canada Online - Chapter 5B. Rebellion Events in Lower Canada
While the French Ambassador to the US seemed to be lending his support to revolution, the Roman Catholic hierarchy of Quebec were not, and Monseignor Lartigue told his priests to warn their flocks that rebellion against the established authority was a sin.
Lower Canadians found they had a new Queen that August, when King William IV died, and his 18 year old niece Victoria ascended the British throne.
On December 21, in order to assure the loyalty of his civil service, Lower Canada Governor Gosford delegated to certain officials the power to swear oaths of allegiance; those who refused were arrested under martial law.
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 Lower Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lower Canada was eventually merged with Upper Canada to form the single colony of the Province of Canada with the Act of Union ; it was then also called, unofficially but widely, Canada East.
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Lower Fraser Basin Eco-Research Project Am umbrella group for research centred on investigating sustainability in the Lower Fraser River Basin.
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 Canada page
Canada was one of the first parts of the Americas reached by Europeans in modern times.
Modern Canada exists because at the end of the American War of Independence the British still controlled the St Lawrence Valley and the colonies associated with it which had not joined the rebel colonies.
It was in Canada that the principle of Dominion status within the British Empire was devised.
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 Canada - Johann & Sandra's Web
Canada is the second largest country in the world in area (after Russia) but one of the most sparsely populated.
Canada is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by 12 states of the United States, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean and the U.S. state of Alaska.
Canada is a founding member of the United Nations (UN) and has been active in a number of major UN agencies and other worldwide operations.
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 Upper and Lower Canada --
Quebec's (Lower Canada) land elevation was was lower than Ontario's (Upper Canada) land elevation which is was higher than Quebec's land elevation.
Lower Canada had a large population increase compared to Upper Canada's population.
The reason why Lower Canada's population got so high was because of the high birth rate they had among the french speaking people who lived in Lower Canada in that area.
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 Upper and Lower Canada (from Canada) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From 1791 to 1841 the region was known as Upper Canada and from 1841 to 1867 as Canada West, though the two names continued to be employed interchangeably.
From 1791 to 1841 the region was known as Lower Canada and from 1841 to 1867 as Canada East, though the two names continued to be used interchangeably.
That Canada is today a member of the Commonwealth is due in large measure to the political foresight of Robert Baldwin.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-198166?tocId=198166&ct=   (860 words)

  
 British Empire: The Map Room: North America: Lower Canada
Lower Canada refers to the Lower reaches of the St Lawrence River.
Upper Canada would allow these loyalists to live in an area with British laws, customs and institutions whilst the French-speaking population of Lower Canada could maintain French civil law and their Catholic religion.
Lower Canada would now be referred to as East Canada but it lost many of its rights in the Union.
www.britishempire.co.uk /maproom/lowercanada.htm   (1473 words)

  
 Lower Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lower Canada was a British colony in NorthAmerica, at the downstream end of the Saint LawrenceRiver in the southern portion of the modern-day province of Quebec.
It was one ofthe two colonies of the Canadas.
Lower Canada was eventually merged with Upper Canada to form the singlecolony of the Province of Canada with the Act of Union ; it was then also called, unofficially but widely, Canada East.
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 Economic History and Regional Economic Policy of Canada
The area that is now Canada had vast expanses of land, some of which was filled with marketable plant, animal and mineral resources.
This consisted of Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec) with the Maritime Pronvices of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick along with the arctic territories controlled by the Hudson Bay Company.
Canada is too far north to grow corn, but wheat grows well.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/canada.htm   (1689 words)

  
 Rebellion of 1837-39 in Canada (lower Canada)
This flag (without star) was used during the Rebellion led by Louis-Joseph Papineau in 1837-1838 to establish a republic in the by-then Lower Canada, which corresponds to the Province of Quebec now.
I was under the impression, though, that the French of Lower Canada used a horizontal tricoleur of green-white-red with a yellow star in the upper hoist on the green stripe in the early 1800s, and that the Parti Patriote simply adopted it without changes.
This is probably not the flag of the Upper Canada reformists, unless someone can confirm that their two stars were for the two colonies of Upper and Lower Canada...
www.fotw.net /flags/ca-1837l.html   (587 words)

  
 Lower Canada College
Lower Canada College is one of Canada's leading independent day schools, currently enrolling some 700 students from Kindergarten to our unique Pre-University year.
An LCC education prepares students for leadership roles in Quebec, Canada and around the world.
We maintain a dynamic and friendly community of learners, and our principle mission is to provide a challenging academic environment, a breadth of co-curricular activities, high personal standards, pride in valued traditions and a caring concern for others.
www.lcc.ca   (85 words)

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