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Chapter: Canada’s History

Topic: Confederation

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Canadian Confederation

Confederate Representatives from Nova Scotia (New Brunswick), Canada, and the United Kingdom (with British support), worked together to create a new nation from 1864-1867. Known as, Fathers of Confederation, these men created two levels of government, the federal and the local government. This Province of Canada, is split into two brand-new provinces: Ontario and Quebec. Each province would have its own legislature and take charge of areas like education and healthcare.

In 1867, on July 1, the British Parliament adopted the Act of the British’ North America establishing Canadian’s Dominion or Dominion of Canada. July 1 was called “Dominion Day” in commemoration of Canada’s independence. Canada Day is now its name.