Parliament of Upper Canada

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Parliament of Upper Canada
The First Ceremonial Mace of Upper Canada
The First Ceremonial Mace of Upper Canada
Type
Type
Houses Legislative Council
Legislative Assembly
History
Founded 1791 (1791)
Disbanded 1841 (1841)
Preceded by Province of Quebec Legislature
Succeeded by Parliament of the Province of Canada
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The Parliament of Upper Canada was the legislature for Upper Canada. It was created when the old Province of Quebec was split into Upper Canada and Lower Canada by the Constitutional Act of 1791.

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

Following the Rebellions of 1837 and Lord Durham's 1839 Report to the British Government, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were rejoined in 1841 to create the Province of Canada. The Parliament of Upper Canada was therewith replaced by the newly created Parliament of the United Province of Canada.

List of Parliaments

The Parliament was convened thirteen times in its history:

References

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