Adjacent Territories Order

The Adjacent Territories Order was a British order in council issued in 1880 to transfer the ownership of most of the remaining lands in British North America (British Arctic Territories) to the Dominion of Canada.[1] This excluded the Newfoundland Colony, which joined Canada in 1949.[2]

The lands transferred were assigned to the North-West Territories and consolidated the Arctic region with land ceded from the Hudson's Bay Company (North-Western Territory and Rupert's Land).[3]

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  1. ^ "Adjacent Territories Order". 31 July 1880. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Rothwell, Donald. "The Canadian-U.S. Northwest Passage Dispute: A Reassessment" (PDF). Cornell University. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  3. ^ Smith, Gordon. "The Transfer of Arctic Territories from Great Britain to Canada in 1880, and some Related Matters, as seen in Official Correspondence" (PDF). Christian Aboriginal Infrastructure Developments. Retrieved 26 December 2020.