Canadians meet in a convention at Toronto to discuss federation
A Reform Convention with representatives from all over Canada met in Toronto to discuss the future of a federation of the various provinces. A compromise was worked out between Upper and Lower Canada for a loose federation but this was lost when Parliament later took up the issue and a federal Canada remained as distant as ever. (By John Osborne)
Don Wright, Federalism in Canada and Australia: the Early Years (Waterloo, OT: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1978), 34-36.