Legislative Council of Upper Canada


Legislative Council of Upper Canada

The Legislative Council of Upper Canada was the upper house governing the province of Upper Canada. Modelled after the British House of Lords, it was created by the Constitutional Act of 1791. It was specified that the council should consist of at least seven members. Members were appointed for life but could be dropped for non-attendance. The first nine members of the council were appointed on July 12 1792. The speaker was usually the Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. The Legislative Council was dissolved on February 10 1841 when Upper and Lower Canada were united into the Province of Canada. Some members were reappointed to the Legislative Council of the united Province.

List of Members of the Legislative Council

Notes:
# Jacob Mountain was the bishop of Quebec; he never attended a session but was not dropped.
# Angus McIntosh never attended a session but was not dropped; he returned to Scotland in 1831.
# James Gordon was re-appointed to the Legislative Council of the United Province in October 1845.
#Alexander Grant, Jr. and Abraham Nelles did not attend after 1832.

ee also

* Parliament of Canada
*Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada
*Legislative Council of Lower Canada
*Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada
*Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada
*Legislative Council of the Province of Canada

References

*"Handbook of Upper Canadian Chronology", Frederick H. Armstrong, Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1985. ISBN 0-919670-92-X


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