Colonial government and the need for reform representative Government



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clergy reserves, land that was reserved for Church or government.
- Problem of the Colonial Government of the Constitutional Act of 1791: The government appeared democratic, as the general public had a right to elect representatives. The problem was that the elected representatives (Legislative Assembly) had no authority, and any law or decision that the unelected oligarchies and the governor didn’t like, was rejected, as the oligarchies had the right to veto.


What the Oligarchies Wanted

What the Legislative Assembly Wanted

- Build canals

- Improve business

- Ignore land speculation problems

- Make laws that benefited themselves



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