1887 in Canada

Events from the year 1887 in Canada.

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Senate committee suggests seeding North-West with wild rice, developing bison hybrid, and preserving food using Indigenous ways[1]

Senate debate on North-West Territories growth blames decades of delay on British ignorance (Note: "Indians" and "civilize" stereotypes)[2]

Canadian Pacific Railway offers land seekers $25 return fare to Winnipeg, with option to go on westward (and fare refunded if 160 acres purchased)[3]

Statistical snapshot of Ontario, with note on reciprocity with U.S.[4]

Royal commission hears that labour and small business in Toronto are squeezed by increasing competition and rising rents[5]

Opposition Leader Wilfrid Laurier comments on "cancer of emigration" to United States[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Second Report of the Select Committee of the Senate on the Existing Natural Food Products of the North-West Territories[....]," pgs. 4-5. Accessed 5 October 2020
  2. ^ "The Natural Food Products of the North-West; Debate in the Senate[...]on the Report of the Committee[....]," pg. 2 Accessed 5 October 2020
  3. ^ "To Land Hunters!" (May 12, 1887), University of British Columbia Library. Accessed 10 July 2022
  4. ^ Archibald Blue, Resources and Progress of the Province of Ontario (1888). Accessed 10 October 2019
  5. ^ "Phillips Thompson, Journalist, of Toronto, called and sworn" (November 28, 1887), Report of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labor and Capital in Canada; Evidence, Ontario (1889), pgs. 98-100 Accessed 21 May 2020
  6. ^ Ulric Barthe, Wilfrid Laurier on the Platform; Collection of the Principal Speeches[...] (1890), pg. 376 Accessed 19 October 2019