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Lower Canada


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  • Variants

    • Canada, Lower
    • Bas-Canada
    • Canada East
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    • Sources

      • found: Journals of the Special Council of the province of Lower Canada ... 18th Apr. to the 5th May, 1838 (surrogate)
      • found: NLC 5/16/86(AACR 2: Lower Canada; Québec (Province) saw its frontiers extended by the Quebec Act (1774) to include the area from Hudson Bay to the Erie and Ohio territories and from Labrador to the head of the Great Lakes; it was divided 1791 by act of the Imperial Parliament into two districts: Upper Canada and Lower Canada, which were reunited 1841 under the name Province of Canada which existed until Confederation 1867)
      • found: NLC 06-22-94(Canada: In 1841 Upper Canada and Lower Canada united to become the Province of Canada. With confederation of July 1, 1867 the Dominion of Canada was created and the former Province of Canada was superceded by the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec; French forms: Haut-Canada, Bas-Canada, Province du Canada, Dominion du Canada)
    • Editorial Notes

      • [SUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this place are entered under Québec (Province).]
      • [Summarized from the collection Statutes, treaties and documents of the Canadian constitution, 1713-1929, 2nd ed., 1930: The Province of Quebec was created by George III by royal proclamation on 7 Oct. 1763. It was abolished in 1791; in its stead were created the provinces Lower Canada and Upper Canada. (Cf. The Constitutional Act 1791 (31 Geo. III, c. 31)) In 1841 the two provinces were merged under the name Province of Canada. (Cf. The Union Act (3 & 4 Vic., c. 35)) The areas formerly constituting these two provinces continued to be referred to as Upper Canada and Lower Canada, or Canada East and Canada West respectively. In 1867 the provinces of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were united to form the Dominion of Canada. The Province of Canada ceased to exist. The part within the abolished Province of Canada which formerly (1791-1840) constituted the Province of Lower Canada constitutes since 1867 the Province of Quebec; the part which formerly constituted the Province of Upper Canada constitutes since 1867 the Province of Ontario. (Cf. The British North America Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vic., c. 3))]
      • [In the Library of Congress catalogs the unrevised records for the official publications of the government of Lower Canada are entered under the heading: Québec (Province).]
    • Change Notes

      • 1985-06-04: new
      • 2012-08-10: revised
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