Act of Union 1841
John George Lamtbon, 1st Earl of Durham
Born in the April of 1792, and past away in the July of 1840. He is also known as Radical Jack.
Lord Durham was the British North America Government's statesman. In 1838 for the first time ever Lord Durham went to Lower Canada as a Governor-General to clean up the rebellion between a place in Upper Canada and a place in Lower Canada. Soon after that in 1839 he wrote a report to British, suggesting if they can make Upper and Lower Canada as one, to unite the British and French.
The Durham Report
Wednesday, Sep. 10th, 12am
British North America, Upper Canada
Act of Union
The Act of Union
Wednesday, Feb. 10th 1841 at 12am
Out of the whole Durham Report British government only accepted part of it.
The Act of Union had united Upper and Lower Canada, which means it united the French and British. The British had most of the power, while the French just had a little. Although French have little power, to enforce a law the French have to agree to be able to enforce the law.
United Province of Canada
Although it is the new Canada at that time it still runs on colonial government system. The Act of Union had banned the French language as official language and make English the official language. It had but French-Canadian civil law in place.
Even though the Canada East had a bigger population than Canada West, for both as being the province of Canada, British and French will both take the same a amount of seats in British Parliament, which means 42 seats.
All across the Province of Canada 1100000 people were affected by the change. 450000 people from Canada West and 650000 from Canada East. That means mostly everyone is affect by the Act of Union!
There will be conflict every now and again between the British and French because when the Province of Canada was find French and Canada already have a problem. French and Canada had never agree on the same problem and try to resolve it. Many conflict and problem had ended in a war. Fist the French had not agree on the Act of Union then through many decision.