Oct 30- Responsible Government and Emergence of Political Parties

Oct 30- Responsible Government and Emergence of Political Parties

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Responsible Government and Emergence of Political Parties Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Pre cursor to our government (responsible govt.) Part 1- Responsible Government Upper and lower Canada jails were overflowing with prospective rebellions The Durham Report (1838) o John George Lambton aka.Lord Durham was send to Canada to find out why the rebellion happened o Very well known to the elites in Britain o Known as a reformer who valued constitutional change o Wanted to remove Durham from Britain to Canada o Lord Durham was given title of governor general and high commissioner for British North America o His job was to prepare a report on the situation of rebellions One of main goals was trying to find solutions to the problems between the radicals and elites in Canada o Instead of hanging them Durham decided that rebellions would have to write of their innocence and that they would be send to Bermuda to damper problems o Durhman prohibited papeneau and his followers from returning to Canada o The majority of the others were set free due to lacking evidence linking to rebellions o Due to these measures the crown disowned Durham o He would assemble a commission of people to gather evidence so he could submit his report to the British Colonial Office o His report was found controversial Reported that when he came to Canada he would find a reform between the government and its people However the heart of the problem he identified was the racist war between France and Britain Referred to French as people with no history and no literature His solutions to this was based on 3 recommendation That responsible government would be granted to the nations in NA to eliminate the elites that ruled the economy
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