Rebellion Losses Bill


Rebellion Losses Bill
   Mc Furious debate on, between MacNab and Blake, 489. BL Passed in 1847, 292; La Fontaine responsible for, 303; its history, 305-334, 335, 336. E History of, 63-84; commission appointed by Draper-Viger government, 64; report of commissioners, 65; La Fontaine's resolutions, 67-68; new commission appointed, 68; bitter opposition of Tories, 68-69; the debate, 69-70; public meetings held in opposition to bill, 70; bill passed by both houses by large majorities, 70; Elgin gives royal assent, 71; his reasons for doing so, 72-73; the Montreal riots, 73-77, 161, 203. B History of, 34-38. C John A. Macdonald characterizes it as a reward for treason, 32. Md Circumstances leading up to introduction of bill, 33-35; presented to Legislature, 35; passes the Assembly, 36; consented to by Elgin, 36-38; cause of unseemly riots, 38; causes division of opinion in British Parliament, 41. See also Rebellion of 1837 (Lower Canada).
   Bib.: Dent, Last Forty Years.

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