Rebellions began on Nov 23, 1837 (Article 15, #16 in chronological order)


Lord Russell Rejects an Elected Legislative Council



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Lord Russell Rejects an Elected Legislative Council

March 6, 1837

Britain’s home secretary rejected the demands for an elected Legislative Council that is responsible to the elected assembly because . . . .


Legislative Council problems; Another “corrupt” government

Article 23

March 21, 1837

Once again Lord Russell rejected the Patriote demands. The response of the Patriotes was swift as they began to boycott British goods and organize rallies. . .


Uncooperative government not helping the situation


Article 11

Habitants Dominate

September 15, 1836

It should be expected that the great majority of people, the French farmers, elected the most representatives in the legislature. Hopefully, the habitants’ representatives, led by Louis Joseph Papineau, can put pressure on the governor and his unelected council to do something that benefits the farmers instead of the businessmen. . . .


Another point of taxes used unwisely




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