New PDF release: A People's History of Quebec

By Jacques Lacoursière, Robin Philpot

ISBN-10: 098124050X

ISBN-13: 9780981240503

This vigorous consultant to Quebec historical past tells the attention-grabbing tale of the cost of the St. Lawrence River Valley over approximately 500 years. however it additionally tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and investors who travelled, mapped, and inhabited so much of North the United States, and embrothered the peoples they met.

Combining giant study and nice tale telling, Jacques Lacoursière and Robin Philpot attach daily life to the occasions that emerged as historic turning issues within the lifetime of a humans. They therefore laying off new gentle on Quebec’s 450-year history—and the ancient forces that lie in the back of its fresh efforts to realize independence.

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1904. , Acting deputy minister of justice to secretary, Department of Indian Affairs, 26 July, 1905. 39 Murdoch v. ”1 Newspapers across Canada reported on the Murdoch v. 3 Certainly, Irene Murdoch’s personal plight resonated with men and women across Canada, and Murdoch is remembered as the pivotal case that “caused” changes to be made in provincial matrimonial property laws by 1980. Yet a national focus obscures the local context of the Murdoch case by failing to adequately explain why it was a rural wife’s legal maltreatment that came to speak for both urban and rural wives, and blurs the hands-on, grass-roots efforts of the Albertans involved in assisting Irene Murdoch personally and in promoting her cause politically.

56 A preponderance of fit and preferably youthful white males suited this purpose best and they were given many incentives, including the initial grant of land, and the relatively easy opportunities to acquire more land. It was not natural and inevitable that all those defined as Indian in western Canada would be deliberately and legally denied the right to homestead. ”57 Russell was not alone—during debates about the Indian Act in 1876, the matter was raised by Gavin Fleming, Liberal Member of Parliament for Brant North.

No precise date; 1875. In Ibid. A. Meredith, 15 February, 1875. In Ibid. ” St. John in Ibid. 28 Extract from report of Provencher, 31 December 1873, in Ibid. 29 Indian Acts and Amendments 1868–1975: An Indexed Collection, ed. Sharon Venne (Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre 1981), 27. (The Indian Act, 1876. C. 1876, co. ) 30 Ibid. , 28-9. 32 LAC RG10 v. 4322. Memo “Right of Indians,” St. John. html 34 Order-in-Council 1871-1036 April 26, 1871 Lands in Manitoba–[Secretary] of State submits regulations respecting persons who settled on lands before survey, setting forth conditions upon which they may hold the same.

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