1785 in Canada

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Events from the year 1785 in Canada.

Events[edit]

  • North West Company strengthened far west trade through such forts as Athabasca and English River.
  • May 18: The city of Saint John, New Brunswick is incorporated.
  • Fredericton opens a Provincial Academy of Arts and Sciences, the germ of the University of New Brunswick (1859).
  • New Brunswick is separated from Nova Scotia
  • Du Calvet proposes Canadian representation in the British Parliament, three members, each, for the Districts of Quebec and Montreal.
  • To a proposed Elective Legislature, it is objected that French Canadians do not wish to change their customary laws, and that there are not enough fit men to compose a Legislature.
  • Isaac Brock takes command of the 49th Foot, which would be the backbone of the British Empire forces in Canada during the War of 1812.
  • Mohawk Chapel, the oldest church in Ontario, was constructed near Brantford, Ontario.

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Full date unknown[edit]

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