How did Political views change between the west and east coast in the Gold Rush?

Economically, the West Coast had very little in common with the rest of British North America. In mid nineteenth century British Columbia had no canals, and there was no development of manufacturing of the sort found in eastern United States or Canada, before Confederation. To the extent that the West Coast was like the Maritimes, it might have competed with, not joined, the Maritimes; but, in fact, the two coastal economies belonged to geographically separated markets. The gold rush brought a population from the east coast and from other countries making the region to bring more political views more adapted to the American way and consolidated in a nation standart.