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1831 in Canada

Years in Canada: 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833 1834
Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s
Years: 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833 1834

Events from the year 1831 in Canada.


Federal government



  • A charter for a railway, from La Prairie, Quebec to St. John's, is granted; it will be the first railway in Canada.
  • Massive Patriote campaign to petition the king for reforms.
  • Male Jews were extended full political and religious rights.
  • Many African-Canadians were protesting at the time about voting rights, although these weren't granted to them until 7 years later.