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The Three Conferences: The Independence of Canada

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The Dominion of Canada was not born out of nationalism or revolution.Prior to Canada’s Confederation, the Fathers of Confederation had numerous conferences and negotiations before officiating the independence of Canada. The first step to a build a nation was for all the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada to unite together as one nation in order to fulfill the dream of becoming a country. In this assignment, you will come across the three main conferences which were located in Charlottetown, Quebec and London that caused the birth of Canada’s nation.

In the spring of 1864, Nova Scotia’s premier, Charles Tupper, New Brunswick’s premier, Samuel Leonard Tilley and Prince Edward Island’s premier, John Hamilton Gray had long discussed about the Maritime Union. A surprise came from the premier of the Province of Canada, John A. Macdonald, asking to join the negotiations by the Atlantic premiers. The request was then brought to London and was accepted by the Colonial Office. As a solution to their difficulties, the members requested the consent to attend the meeting of the colonies in order to spread the word of the British North American Union. During the Great Coalition, John A. Macdonald, George- Etienne Cartier and George Brown led their political parties to help stop political problems.
On September 1, 1864, the Charlottetown Conference was set in motion for Canada’s Confederation.At the conference, John A. Macdonald and George-Etienne Cartier proposed arguments that were in favour of a union of the four colonies.Alexander Tilloch Galt presented the financial arrangements of the Province of Canada’s proposal if there will be such union. In addition, George Brown showed the p...

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