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Canadians meet in a convention at Toronto to discuss federation

Toronto, Canada West (Ontario), 1857
11/09/1859
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)   
Source Citation: 
Don Wright, Federalism in Canada and Australia: the Early Years (Waterloo, OT: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1978), 34-36.

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