Canada 1837 CE

Canadians have a measure of self-government, but would like more!

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What is happening in Canada in 1837CE

The increase in the population of Canada, due to the influx of loyalists from the south, led to a reorganization of the country. The Constitutional Act of 1791 created two provinces, Upper and Lower Canada. Both are given representative assemblies to assist the governors. However, popular resentment against the autocratic rule of the British governors, who tend to back the landowners and elites, has been growing, and leads to small rebellions breaking out in both Upper and Lower Canada in 1837. Both are easily put down, but they alert the British government at home to the discontent.

In the west, the traders of the English-speaking Hudson’s Bay Company and French-speaking North West Company have been merged into one company (Hudson’s Bay Company), which controls Prince Rupert’s Land. By this time, trading posts are being established on the Pacific coast. The Treaty of Ghent in 1814 has confirmed the boundaries between USA and British North America in the eastern side of the continent, along the 49th Parallel, but the western frontier is still fuzzy.

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