Parliament of Lower Canada

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Parliament of Lower Canada
Type
Type
HousesLegislative Council
Legislative Assembly
History
Founded1791 (1791)
Disbanded1838 (1838)
Preceded byProvince of Quebec Legislature
Succeeded bySpecial Council of Lower Canada

The Parliament of Lower Canada was the legislature for Lower Canada. It was created when the old Province of Quebec was split into Lower Canada and Upper Canada in 1791.

As in other Westminster-style legislatures, it consisted of three components:

As a result of the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837, the Parliament of Lower Canada was dissolved and temporarily replaced by the Special Council of Lower Canada. Following the Lord Durham's 1839 Report to the British Government, Lower Canada was joined with Upper Canada to create the Province of Canada, and the Parliament of the Province of Canada was created to govern the two.

The Parliament was convened fifteen times in its history: