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1881 in Canada

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Events from the year 1881 in Canada.

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Events

Full date unknown

  • Manitoba's boundaries are extended north, east and west. Ontario disputes the eastward extension.

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Historical Documents

John A. Macdonald expounds on CPR's troubled past and secure future in House of Commons speech [1]

British editorial labels CPR and Canada bad investments [2]

Wilfrid Laurier accuses Conservatives of "having sacrificed the public cause to personal cupidity" [3]

Governor General speaks on prospects of Northwest Territories [4]

Importance of steamboats to colonization along Saskatchewan River [5]

Ojibwa entertain Governor General at Rat Portage (Kenora), Ont. (Note: racial stereotypes) [6]

Chief Poundmaker tells Cree and Blackfoot legends to Governor General on tour [7]

Colourful Blackfoot riders meet Governor General (Note: "savage" and other stereotypes) [8]

Journalist describes beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley in gorgeous sunset [9]

Nova Scotia woman tries to find maid for $4/month, and describes some of the work [10]

References

  1. ^ Canada; Parliament; House of Commons, Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada; 4th Parliament, 3rd Session (1881), pgs. 485-98. Accessed 4 October 2019 [www.collectionscanada.ca]
  2. ^ A Wrong Forecast of a False Prophet; Editorial from London "Truth," September 1st, 1881 ("From Press Clippings of A.B. Chaffee, Manager, International Railway Guide, Montreal, Que."). Accessed 5 October 2019 [peel.library.ualberta.ca]
  3. ^ Ulric Barthe, Wilfrid Laurier on the Platform; Collection of the Principal Speeches[...] (1890), pgs. 143-6. Accessed 5 October 2019 [www.archive.org]
  4. ^ Canada; Department of Agriculture, The Canadian North-West: Speech Delivered at Winnipeg [by] Governor General[...] (1881). Accessed 5 October 2019 [peel.library.ualberta.ca]
  5. ^ "Wreck of the Saskatchewan Steamer," from Edmonton Bulletin (November 5, 1881). Accessed 4 October 2019 [www.canadahistory.com]
  6. ^ William H. Williams, Manitoba and the North-West; Journal of a Trip from Toronto to the Rocky Mountains[...] (1882), pgs. 32-3. Accessed 4 October 2019 [peel.library.ualberta.ca]
  7. ^ William H. Williams, Manitoba and the North-West; Journal of a Trip from Toronto to the Rocky Mountains[...] (1882), pg. 105 and after. Accessed 4 October 2019 [peel.library.ualberta.ca]
  8. ^ William H. Williams, Manitoba and the North-West; Journal of a Trip from Toronto to the Rocky Mountains[...] (1882), pgs. 118-19. Accessed 4 October 2019 [peel.library.ualberta.ca]
  9. ^ William H. Williams, Manitoba and the North-West; Journal of a Trip from Toronto to the Rocky Mountains[...] (1882), pg. 66. Accessed 5 October 2019 [peel.library.ualberta.ca]
  10. ^ Letter of Eliza Cunningham to her mother, Catherine McQueen, April 19, 1881, Dartmouth, The McQueen Family Papers, Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives. Accessed 5 October 2019 [atlanticportal.hil.unb.ca]