Canadian confederation ( french : confédération canadienne ) was the process by which the british colonies of canada , nova scotia , and new brunswick were united into one dominion of canada on july 1, 1867. Other articles where canadian confederation is discussed: canada act:original statute that established the canadian confederation in 1867 (the british north america act), the amendments made to it by the british parliament over the years, and new material resulting from negotiations between the federal and provincial governments between 1980 and 1982.
The 1867 constitution act (also known as the the british north america act, 1867, or the bna act) formed the canadian confederation, making the three colonies into the four provinces of new brunswick, nova scotia, ontario and quebec.
Confederation canada became a country, the dominion of canada, in 1867 before that, british north america was made up of a few provinces, the vast area of rupert’s land (privately owned by the hudson’s bay company), and the north-western territory.
Dates of entry into canadian confederation of provinces and territories of canada.
Confederation refers to the process of (or the event of) establishing or joining the canadian federal state in modern terminology, canada is a federation and not a confederation however, to contemporaries of the constitution act, 1867, confederation did not have the same connotation of a weakly centralized federation. Canadian confederation (french: confédération canadienne) was the process by which the federal dominion of canada was formed, officially beginning on july 1, 1867,.
Confederation refers to the process of federal union in which the british north american colonies of nova scotia, new brunswick and the province of canada joined together to form the dominion of canada — a new country the term confederation also commonly stands for 1 july 1967, the date of the creation of the dominion. Confederation: introduction o n the eve of confederation the population of what would become canada exceeded 3,000,000 of these, nearly 80 percent lived in ontario and quebec.