Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada

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Legislative Assembly Lower Canada
Chambre d'assemblée du Bas-Canada
Type
Type Lower house of the Parliament of Lower Canada
History
Founded 1791 (1791)
Disbanded 1841 (1841)
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada
The Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada, in the Chapel of Bishop's Palace, Quebec City, oil on canvas by Charles Walter Simpson, 1927

The Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada was the lower house of the bicameral structure of provincial government in Lower Canada until 1838. The legislative assembly was created by the Constitutional Act of 1791. The lower house consisted of elected legislative councillors who created bills to be passed up to the Legislative Council of Lower Canada, whose members were appointed by the governor general.

The lower house was dissolved on March 27, 1838 following the Lower Canada Rebellion and Lower Canada was administered by an appointed Special Council. With the Act of Union in 1840, a new lower chamber, the Legislative Assembly of Canada, was created for both Upper and Lower Canada which existed until 1867, when the Legislative Assembly of Quebec was created.

List of Parliaments[edit]

Speaker of the House of Assembly of Lower Canada[edit]

Buildings[edit]

See Old Parliament Building (Quebec)

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