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Transcript of George Brown
Interesting Facts of Brown
His Parents: Peter Brown and Isabella Mackenzie
Siblings: eldest son of six children
His Wife: Anne Nelson
Their Children: two sons and three daughters
- Immigrated to Canada in 1843
- Elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1851
- George Brown College was named after George Brown
- Founder of what is now called The Globe and Mail
- English leader from West Canada
- Jobs: journalist, statesman, and liberal politician
George Brown thought that Canada should pursue a policy of free trade. The Confederation began on July 1, 1867. During the Quebec Conference, Brown thought that a Senate should be appointed. He wanted the French Canadians views to be respected as well as his own. Even though he supported the legislative union during the Quebec Conference, he was later persuaded to favour the federal view. Brown was made the senator in 1873. Other Fathers of Confederation including Alexander Campbell, George-Etienne Cartier, J. C. Chapais, James Cockburn, and Alexander Galt.
Birth Date: November 29, 1818
Location of Birth: Alloa, Scotland
Death Date: May 9, 1880
Location of Death: Toronto
How He Died: George Bennett shot him in the leg on March 25. He died from an infection in the wound seven weeks later.
Pros & Cons Confederation
Pros: Common defence
State support for the Intercolonial railroad
Common colonial market
Cons: Worries over minority rights
Fear of loss of identity by smaller colonies
Costs of Confederation (taxes)
Influences: Inter-colony railroad improving trade
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Province of Canada During Confederation
The Province of Canada joined the Confederation because they thought that the colonies would be stronger together, than separate. They joined under the term that the constitutional issue would be settled in Canada.
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