Canadian Negotiations for Federation, 1864

Historical Note

George Brown was a political reformer and founder of the newspaper The Globe (now The Globe and Mail). This document describes the formation of the Great Coalition, which was formed with a view to pursuing federation.

Document Summary:
This document declares the intention for John A. Macdonald and Brown to work together to form a federal union. It states that if the Maritime Provinces do not join, then the Province of Canada will proceed alone with the provision for "the future admission of the Maritime Colonies and the North-West Territory."