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Report of resolutions adopted at a conference of delegates from the provinces [textual record] of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the colonies of Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island held at the City of Quebec tenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty four as the basis of a proposed confederation of those provinces and colonies.



Place of creation

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0.3 cm of textual records (8 p.) photocopies.

Scope and content

Item consists of the 72 resolutions adopted at the Quebec Conference by delegates from the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the colonies of Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, 1864, (3 copies).

Textual records
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Biography / Administrative history

The Quebec Conference, lasting from October 10 to 27, 1864, was the second of the three conferences at which Confederation was planned. It was held in Quebec City and was attended by 33 delegates from five colonies: the Province of Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. The two delegates from Newfoundland were present merely as observers and did not play an active part.

The purpose was to discuss and develop a detailed plan for union. The Canadian delegation set the agenda and proposed the resolutions. The biggest controversy concerned the composition of Parliament, proposed to be based on representation by population, a move strongly opposed by Prince Edward Island.

The 72 resolutions became the basis of the Confederation Debates. The resolutions were officially adopted only by the Province of Canada but became the basis of the British North America Act, which created Canada.

Additional information

A third photocopy was obtained in 1934.

Related materials
See acc. no. 1993-301.

Original version note
It is possible that more then one original of this material exists.

Location of originals note
In 1930 the originals were in the possession of Mr. Ed. Laurin, Hull, Quebec. This material is now held by the Archives of Ontario.

Location of duplicates note
There is more than one copy of the printed version of the Quebec Resolutions in the Macdonald papers.

Dates of creation note
Copied from the originals in 1930.

Varying form of title

Subject heading

1. Canada - History - Confederation, 1867.
2. History Nova Scotia
3. New Brunswick - History, 1864.
4. Newfoundland - History, 1864.
5. Prince Edward Island - History, 1864.
6. Politics and government Canada
7. Politique et gouvernement Canada
8. Quebec Conference (1864)
9. Conférence de Québec (1864)


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