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1785 in Canada

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See also: 1784 in Canada, other events of 1785, 1786 in Canada and the list of 'years in Canada'.


Events

  • Introduction of Power loom in England for weaving cloth
  • North West Company Strengthened far west trade through such forts as Athabasca and English River.
  • 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.

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