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wei-ching | Honors

Posted August 14, 2013 at 7:21 AM via web

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What are major historical events that led to the establishment of ‘Responsible Government’ for Canada before confederation?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted August 14, 2013 at 9:54 PM (Answer #1)

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A very significant event had a direct influence upon the establishment of "responsible government" for Canada. The process leading to responsible government, and away from an oligarchy, was initiated in 1839. Two years earlier, in 1837 and 1838, Montreal and Toronto, or ares surrounding them, were the sites of armed rebellions instigated by the belief that independence was too slow in coming to Canada.

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