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McLACHLAN, ALEXANDER – Volume XII (1891-1900)

d. 20 March 1896 in Orangeville, Ont.


Responsible Government

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


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The Administration of New France
Original title:  Conseil souverain de la Nouvelle-France.

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The following quotation from André Vachon’s essay puts the establishment of the administration in New France into context:

“It was only gradually, with the emergence of new needs occasioned by its territorial and demographic expansion, that New France received its administrative structures. These were not to attain their complete and final form until about 1720. For nearly a century the internal administrative apparatus was in continual evolution, particularly under the influence of the different régimes that were imposed on the colony. These administrative institutions, therefore, should not only be described in their state of perfection, but a brief outline of their origin and development should also be given.”


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