Why Did Quebec Join Confederation?
They joined confederation because they were have a political deadlock with Canada West MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Ontario did not "join" Canada. Ontario did not exist prior to Confederation. Ontario was one of the original four provinces of Canada. Prior to Confederation, there was the pre-Confederation self-governing colony called the Province of Canada. It was divided into the Province of Quebec and the Province of Ontario on Confederation.
Many great Canadians wanted Confederation. For Canada West (Ontario) George Brown and John .A. Mcdonald led them to Confederation. For Canada East (Quebec) George Cartier led them. Nova Scotia was led by Charles Tupper. New Brunswick was led by Leonard Tilley. They were the 1st 4 provinces to join confederation. PEI and Newfoundland did not want to join. Newfoundland was the last to join in 1949.
The seventh province to join confederation was British Columbia. There are 13 provinces that joined confederation; Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Brittish Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut. I hope i helped you =D
He was postmaster-general of Upper Canada; his postmaster-general job made him unable to join the Charlottetown Conference, but had ability to join the Quebec Conference later. He was a delegate for the Quebec Conference, but due to his appointed vice-chancellor job; he temporarily retired from politics.
Confederation was risky as it had small colonies joining with the very much larger province of Canada (today's Ontario and Quebec). History has shown those concerns to be valid as today Canada is moving from a Confederation in which each Nation is equal to a Federation dominated by the most populous provinces.
As a guess, confederation happened at the last conference, the London conference, on 1867.At that time only four provinces joined - *Canada East, *Canada West, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. At the second Conference which was the Quebec Conference. Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland didn't want to join Confederation. Canada East - Quebec \ Canada East and Canada West were called the United Provinces of Canada in 1841 Canada West- Ontario /
When Canada came into being on July 1, 1867, there were four original provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Each original province entered Confederation at the same time and none has a priority of entry over any of the others. The fifth province to enter Confederation was Manitoba, but it was created by the federal government out of part of the Northwest Territories. Although it is correct to say that Manitoba "entered" Confederation…
Nova Scotia didn't want to join Confederation because... 1. Nova Scotia was already a fine self governing colony; which was at the time trying to get the Queen to allow them to leave the Canadian Confederation and join with the United States. 2. They knew that with the small population that they wouldn't have enough power in Canada. (The only provinces that really pass bills in Canada are Quebec and Ontario).
It depends on the political borders. Those living and unaware of history in Quebec would look at the map of the Province and think that is the starting point for the territory they would leave Confederation with. Many there would also add Nunavut and Labrador or want to discuss it. But Quebec, I argued does not have a good claim to any land other than that with which they entered into Confederation with. This would…