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"The Reciprocity Treaty of 1854". 2nd Session, 61st Congress, Senate Documents, No. 357.
© Government of the United States of America

"A Bill for the admission of the States of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Canada East, and Canada West, and for the organization of the Territories of Selkirk, Saskatchewan, and Columbia".
© Government of the United States of America

"George Brown describes the Charlottetown Conference, 1864" (excerpt of letter to his wife, September 13, 1864), The Canadian Historical Review, vol. 48, no. 2 (June 1967), p. 110-112.
© Public Domain

Excerpt from "The Quebec Resolutions, October, 1864". Documents on the Confederation of British North America. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1969. P. 154-165.
© Public Domain

British North America Act, 1867 (Constitution Act, 1867). Department of Justice Canada Website: [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/const/index.html]

Rupert's Land Act, 1868, Enactment No. 1. Department of Justice Canada website: [canada.justice.gc.ca/loireg/rapport/en/p2t1-1.html]

Alberta and Saskatchewan

"Haultain's open letter to Laurier," Saskatoon Phenix, March 17, 1905, p. 1 and 10.
© Public Domain
Reproduced with the permission of The Star Phoenix

"God bless our new provinces,"Saskatoon Phenix, August 25, 1905, p. 1.
© Public Domain
Reproduced with the permission of The Star Phoenix

"L'inauguration de l'Alberta," La Presse, September 1, 1905, p. 1 and 8.
© Public Domain
Reproduced with the permission of La Presse

"Edmonton had gala day," Daily Standard, September 2, 1905, p. 1.
© Public Domain

"The great inauguration of Alberta Province,"The Globe, September 2, 1905, p. 1.
© Public Domain

"An Act to establish and provide for the government of the Province of Alberta" (short title: The Alberta Act), Statutes of Canada 1905, c. 3, p. 77-93.
© Crown
Reproduced with permission of the Department of Justice

"An Act to establish and provide for the government of the Province of Saskatchewan" (short title: The Saskatchewan Act), Statutes of Canada 1905, c. 42, p. 201-215.
© Crown
Reproduced with permission of the Department of Justice

British Columbia

"The Convention," The British Columbian, August 26, 1868, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Yale Convention," The British Colonist (British Columbia), August 26, 1868.
© Public Domain

Ireland, Willard E. "The Annexation Petition of 1869." British Columbia Historical Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 4 (October 1940), p. 267-287.
© British Columbia Archives
Reproduced with permission of British Columbia Archives

"En route to Ottawa," The British Colonist (British Columbia), June 11, 1870, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Confederation complete," The British Colonist (British Columbia), July 20, 1871, p. 2.
© Public Domain

Manitoba

"Insurrection of the French half breeds," The Nor'Wester and Pioneer (Winnipeg), October 26, 1869, p. 1.
© Public Domain

"Manitobah!," Montreal Gazette, July 11, 1870, p. 4.
© Public Domain

"An Act to amend and continue the Act 32 and 33 Victoria, chapter 3; and to establish and provide for the Government of the Province of Manitoba," Statutes of Canada 1870, c. 3, p. 20-27.
© Crown
Reproduced with permission of the Department of Justice

New Brunswick

"The Canadian visit: the trip to Fredericton," Saint John Morning Telegraph, August 10, 1864, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Concerning the grand union," Saint John Morning Telegraph, September 16, 1864, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"The dinner at Quebec," Saint John Morning Telegraph, October 24, 1864, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"On the powers that will be held by New Brunswick after Confederation." Documents on the Confederation of British North America. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1969. p. 172-173.
© Unknown

"The new dominion," The Saint John Morning News, July 1, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"The nation's birthday!," The Saint John Morning News, July 1, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

Newfoundland

[Letter to the editor from C. F. Bennett], The Morning Chronicle (St. John's), December 7, 1868.
© Public Domain

"No Confederation," The Morning Chronicle (St. John's), September 28, 1869, p. 1.
© Public Domain

"Confederation in Newfoundland," The Newfoundlander (St. John's), October 5, 1869, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Dictionary of political terms," The Independent, April 5, 1948, p. 7.
© Public Domain

"Call to action," The Confederate, April 7, 1948, p. 1.
© Estate of F. Gordon Bradley
Reproduced with the permission of Gordon Bradley

"Battle song of Newfoundland," The Confederate, May 12, 1948, p. 3.
© Public Domain

"Voters of Newfoundland,." The Independent, May 28, 1948, p. 1.
© Public Domain

"Too late!," The Independent, June 26, 1948, p. 3.
© Public Domain

"An Act to approve the Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada," Statutes of Canada 1949 (v. I), c. 1, p. 1-21.
© Crown
Reproduced with permission of the Department of Justice

"An Act to confirm and give effect to Terms of Union of Newfoundland agreed between Canada and Newfoundland," Statutes of Canada 1949, c. 22, Prefix, p. v-vi.
© Crown
Reproduced with permission of the Department of Justice

British North America Act, 1949, Enactment No. 21. Department of Justice Canada website: [canada.justice.gc.ca/loireg/rapport/en/p1t21-1.html]

"New province tomorrow: hope, sorrow blend on Confederation eve," Toronto Telegram, March 31, 1949, p. 1 and 3.
© Dorothy Howarth
Reproduced with the permission of Dorothy Howarth

"For some, the debate hasn't ended," St. John's Weekly Telegram, March 21, 1999, p. 5.
© The Telegram
Reproduced with the permission of The Telegram

Northwest Territories

Historic Treaty Information. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada website: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada website: [www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/trts/hti/site/maindex_e.html]

"An Act to amend the Act respecting the North-west Territories" (short title: The North-west Territories Amendment Act, 1905), Statutes of Canada 1905 (v. I-II), c. 27, p. 161-163.
© Crown
Reproduced with permission of the Department of Justice

Nova Scotia

"The Chesapeake affair," The British Colonist (Halifax), December 22, 1863.
© Public Domain

"The Canadian visit," Halifax Citizen, August 13, 1864, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"The Colonial convention," Halifax Morning Chronicle, September 10, 1864, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Late American telegrams," The Colonial Standard (Pictou, N.S.), October 25, 1864.
© Public Domain

"The botheration scheme", Halifax Morning Chronicle, January 11, 1865.
© Public Domain

Excerpt from "Diary of Adolphus Gaetz", July 1, 1867, MG4, Vol. 92, Lunenburg County Documents.
© Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management [www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/]

"The 1st of July," Pictou Colonial Standard (Nova Scotia), July 2, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"A fizzle," Halifax Morning Chronicle, July 2, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Dominion Day," The Unionist, and Halifax Journal, July 3, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Dominion Day," Eastern Chronicle and Pictou County Advocate (Nova Scotia), July 3, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Married," "Born," "Died," Eastern Chronicle and Pictou County Advocate (Nova Scotia), July 3, 1867, p. 3.
© Public Domain

"The new dominion," Halifax Evening Express, July 3, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

Nunavut

"An Act respecting an Agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada" (short title: Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act), Statutes of Canada 1993, v. II, c. 29, p. 1259-1262.
© Crown
Reproduced with permission of the Department of Justice

Nunavut Act, 1993. Department of Justice Canada website: [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/N-28.6/index.html]

Ontario

"Introduction," Voice of the Fugitive, March 12, 1851.
© Public Domain

"The duties of colored men in Canada," Provincial Freeman, April 25, 1857.
© Public Domain

"The Trent Affair," The Illustrated London News, December 21, 1861.
© Public Domain

"Policy of the new government," The London Free Press and Daily Western Advertizer, May 28, 1862, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Confederation and the people," The Evening Times (Hamilton), November 21, 1864, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"John A. Macdonald on the federal system.": excerpts from Parliamentary Debates on the Subject of the Confederation of the British North American Provinces, 3rd Session, 8th Provincial Parliament of Canada. Quebec: Hunter, Rose & Co., 1865. p. 29-45.
© House of Commons

Breeze, J. T. "British North America: the great theme of the age, a poem on the confederation of the British American provinces," The Daily Citizen (Ottawa), July 1867.
© Public Domain

"Confederation Day!," The Globe, July 1, 1867, vol. 24, no. 56, supplement, p. 4.
© Public Domain

"Confederation Day in Toronto -- the programme of rejoicings," The Globe, July 1, 1867, vol. 24, no. 56, supplement, p. 4.
© Public Domain

[Untitled], The Ottawa Times, July 1, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Celebration of Dominion Day," The Expositor, July 5, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

Prince Edward Island

"The Union scheme," The Herald (Charlottetown), October 12, 1864.
© Public Domain

"The bribe' knocked into a cocked hat," The Herald (Charlottetown), November 14, 1866.
© Public Domain

"The latest terms," The Patriot (Prince Edward Island), May 22, 1873.
© Public Domain

"Dominion Day," The Patriot (Prince Edward Island), July 3, 1873.
© Public Domain

"The new political situation," The Patriot (Prince Edward Island), July 3, 1873.
© Public Domain

"Proclamation on the admission of the province of Prince Edward Island into Confederation," A Future Defined: Canada from 1849 to 1873. Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1993. P. 244-245.
© Crown / National Archives of Canada

Quebec

Cauchon, Joseph. Étude sur l'union projetée des provinces britanniques de l'Amérique du Nord. [Quebec : s.n.], 1858. 36 p.
© Public Domain

"The latest from Quebec," Montreal Gazette, October 20, 1864.
© Public Domain

Débats parlementaires sur la question de la Confédération des provinces de l'Amérique britannique du nord. 3e session, 8e parlement. Québec : Hunter, Rose et Lemieux, 1865. P. 858-873.
© Public Domain

"L'ère de la Confédération," La Gazette de Joliette, July 1, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"L'ère de la Confédération : proclamation," La Gazette de Joliette, July 1, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

[Untitled poem], Montreal Gazette, July 1, 1867.
© Public Domain

[Sans titre], Le Canada, July 2, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Le 1 juillet" Le Courrier du Canada, July 3, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Dominion Day in Quebec," Quebec Gazette, July 3, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

"Fête de la Confédération," La Gazette de Joliette, July 4, 1867, p. 2.
© Public Domain

Yukon Territory

"An Act to provide for the Government of the Yukon District" (short title: The Yukon Territory Act), Statutes of Canada 1898 (v. I-II), c. 6, p. 55-61.
© Crown
Reproduced with permission of the Department of Justice