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Canada's new Governor-General invites Sir John A. MacDonald to form a federal coalition government.

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07/02/1867

The day before, the Dominion of Canada had come into being under the terms of the British North America Act of 1867.  From then on the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick would be organized as a united and semi-independent federal state under the British Crown.  Lord Monck had also announced his appointment as the first Governor-General of the new Dominion and on this following day was sworn in officially.  Monck then invited Sir John A. MacDonald, one of the leaders of the push towards confederation, to form a coalition government. The new Parliament would meet on November 7, 1867 in Ottawa.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

James P. Taylor (ed.), The Cardinal Facts of Canadian History (Toronto: Hunter,Rose Co., Ltd., 1899), 159-160.

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