Order of Her Majesty in Council Admitting British Columbia into the Union, 1871
(Now renamed British Columbia Terms of Union, 1871)

Document Summary:
This document admits British Columbia into Confederation. Some important conditions negotiated are listed in the Schedule:

  • Section 1: The government of Canada assumes all the debts of the province.

  • Section 11: Promises a railway from the rest of Canada to the province within ten years.

This document also contains:

  • Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council, approved by His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on July 1, 1870.

  • Address of the Commons of Canada.

  • Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Privy Council approved by His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on July 1, 1870.

  • Address of the Legislative Council of British Columbia.