Québec Resolutions, 1864
(Also known as the Seventy-Two Resolutions)
These resolutions were adopted at a
conference of delegates from the Province of Canada,
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and
Newfoundland. It was held at Québec City on
October 10, 1864.
Some important resolutions:
- Resolution 1: The best interests of British North America
lie in a union that is fair to all provinces.
- Resolution 3: The British constitution will be the model for
the constitution of the new union.
- Resolution 17: Sets the seats in the House of Commons for
- Resolution 29: Proposes the powers of the federal government.
- Resolution 43: Proposes the powers of the provincial governments.
- Resolution 44: Laws from the federal government will void
provincial laws if there is a conflict between the two.
- Resolution 46: Both English and French to be used in government.
- Resolution 48: All tax bills are to originate in the House
of Commons or House
- Resolution 52: The seat of the federal government will be
- Resolution 60: The federal government will assume the debts
of all the provinces.
- Resolutions 61-69: Set certain conditions and incentives for
different provinces to enter the union.