Timeline of Quebec history (1867–1899)

This section of the Timeline of Quebec history concerns the events relating to the province of Quebec, Canada between the enactment of the British North America Act of 1867 and the end of the 19th century.

1860s edit

1870s edit

1880s edit

  • 1881 — The First Acadian Congress is held in Memramcook, New Brunswick.
  • 1881 — Quebec general election: Conservatives win.
  • 1884 — The Acadian national flag is adopted.
  • 1884 — Founding of La Presse (newspaper) in Montreal.
  • 1885 — The Canadian Pacific railroad (from Montreal to Vancouver) is completed: the "last spike" is driven in on November 7.
  • 1885 — Tried and found guilty, rebel Louis Riel is hanged on November 16.
  • 1885 — Popular assembly held at Champ de Mars (in Montreal) on November 22 in reaction to Riel's hanging. Honoré Mercier calls for the creation of a new political party, the Parti National.
  • 1886 — Quebec general election: Liberals win, but Conservative minority government remains in office for a few more months.
  • 1886 — The first transcanadian train leaves Montreal for Vancouver in British Columbia.
  • 1887 — Honoré Mercier, leader of the Parti national (Liberals), becomes premier of Quebec. The name "Parti National" is soon abandoned and the party calls itself the Liberal party.

1890s edit

Federal Referendum on Alcohol. Passes in all provinces except Quebec

References edit

  1. ^ "Last Political Slaying In Canada Was in 1868". The New York Times. United Press International. 19 October 1970. Retrieved 29 February 2024.

See also edit

Preceded by Timeline of Quebec history
1867 to 1899
Succeeded by