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Political Deadlock In Canada

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Transcript of Political Deadlock In Canada

Breaking the Deadlock
Political Parties At The Time of the Political Deadlock
The main political parties in Canada East were the Bleus, led by George E. Cartier, The Rouges, led by Antoine-Aime Dorion and The Liberal-Conservatives, led by John A. Macdonald. The main political party in Canada West was the Clear Grit Party, led by George Brown.
The Great Ministry
-Some Canadiens wanted to divide the Province of Canada but a reformer named Louis-Hippolyte la fontain disagreed with the seperation. He thought he could make the system work.
-Hippolyte joined forces with his good friend Robert Baldwin and together they created the Great Ministry.
-The Great Ministry developed new laws to improve Canada. However, when it ended in the 1850's
Political Deadlock In The 1800's
A situation, typically one involving political parties, in which no progress can be made. This particular Political Deadlock, leading to Confederation, lasted for ten years (1854 - 1864).
• In 1864, George Brown, proposed the idea of federalism. He wanted both parties from Canada East and Canada West to support his plan.
• Each colony would have their own government to run their own affairs and there would be a Central Government that took care of matters that affected the whole union.
• Brown’s arrangement was a good idea for Canada East and Canada West.
• If they had their own government to run it would break the long-running Political Deadlock.
• Both parties from Canada East and Canada West agreed to the idea of Federalism.
Political Deadlock In Canada
The Province of Canada
The Canadiens in Eastern Canada had only one assembly, so the Canadiens were often overruled on matters that were most important to them.
Political Deadlock
Canada East and West had the same number of representatives in the Legislative Assembly and always seemed to disagree with each other in discussions.

George Brown tried to break the political deadlock by identifying how Canada West had a greater population in the electoral system. He called for "Rep by Pop" which would allow Canada West to obtain more seats in the government and therefore more power (say in the government) than Canada East.

In 1863, he agreed to work with John A. Macdonald to make major changes to the way things were. This political alliance was known as the Great Coalition.

the Political Parties were now:
Canada East: Les Bleus and Les Rouges

Canada West: Liberal-Conservatives and the Clear Grit Party.
George-Etienne Cartier
Antoine-Aim Dorion
John A. Macdonald
George Brown
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