Pre-Confederation Conferences Charlottetown Conference Nova Scotia New Brunswick P.E.I These were joined by Canada East and Canada West •Players • George Brown • John A. MacDonald • George-Etienne Cartier • Alexander Galt • D’arcy McGee Very Positive Conference –Agreed to meet in Quebec City Quebec Conference - 1864 • New Brunswick (7) • P.E.I (7) • Nova Scotia (5) • Newfoundland (2) • Canada (12) Key Point: They all agreed on the importance strong central government. Other Things to Consider • Where would the money come from? • What powers for the Prime Minister? • Would there be two houses like Britain • House of Commons be elected? • House of Lords be appointed? • How many representatives would each province have? • Other provinces entering later? Conference finished by passing the “72 Resolutions” They now had to convince the people of this. Would they buy it???
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