Quebec Conference as a key moment in the creation of Canada

October 25th, 2014

According to info got by Canada Post celebrates the Québec Conference 150th anniversary with commemorative envelope. This envelope aims to celebrate the monumental achievement of the Québec Conference delegates.

Along with the Charlottetown Conference envelope issued this past September, it continues the story of the first steps in the foundation of our country through archival photographs, art and documents. The envelope showcases a photograph of the conference delegates present at the Québec Conference.

"On October 10, we celebrate the 1864 Québec Conference, reliving a key moment in the creation of Canada", says Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Services at Canada Post.

In the fall of 1864, delegates met twice with the ambitious goal of uniting the British North American colonies. The second conference, held in Québec, resolved many of the complex challenges raised during lively discussions in Charlottetown.

From October 10, Québec Conference delegates debated and eventually approved 72 principles that still largely define Canada today. The creation of these Québec Resolutions was guided by a determined Sir John A. Macdonald, who later drafted the British North America Act during the final round of debate in London, England, in 1866-67.

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