The Struggle for Responsible Government in the North-West Territories 1870–97 (2nd Edition)

By Lewis Herbert Thomas

© 1978

When Canada acquired the Hudson’s Bay Company territory in 1870 the federal government was faced with the challenge of governing an area comprising more than half the nation. Following the creation of the province of Manitoba, Parliament provided a territorial government for the vast region of northwest Canada and northern Quebec and Ontario. This classic study of the political development of the area now comprising the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan describe the complex process of territorial struggle and constitutional change which marked the transition from the administration of imperial authority to the establishment of responsible government in western Canada.

The historical pattern is still in process in Canada’s northern territories, and in this new edition Professor Thomas discusses the implications of the western experience for present political and constitutional questions.

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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 318 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 0.7in x 9.2in
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The establishment of responsible government in western Canada is still in process in Canada’s northern territories, and in this new edition Professor Thomas discusses the implications of the western experience for present political and constitutional questions.

The Struggle for Responsible Government in the North-West Territories 1870–97 (2nd Edition)

By Lewis Herbert Thomas

© 1978

When Canada acquired the Hudson’s Bay Company territory in 1870 the federal government was faced with the challenge of governing an area comprising more than half the nation. Following the creation of the province of Manitoba, Parliament provided a territorial government for the vast region of northwest Canada and northern Quebec and Ontario. This classic study of the political development of the area now comprising the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan describe the complex process of territorial struggle and constitutional change which marked the transition from the administration of imperial authority to the establishment of responsible government in western Canada.

The historical pattern is still in process in Canada’s northern territories, and in this new edition Professor Thomas discusses the implications of the western experience for present political and constitutional questions.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 318 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 0.7in x 9.2in
  • Reviews

    ‘This is an excellent book, combining careful scholarship with lucid prose in the telling of an unusually interesting story,’ Norman Ward, Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science

  • Author Information

    LEWIS H. THOMAS was the Provincial Archivist of Saskatchewan from 1948 to 1957, and was a professor of history at the University of Alberta. He is the author of The Struggle for Responsible government in the North-West Territories 1870-1897.

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