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19 Facts About Durham Report
Durham Report's team drew upon a long tradition of petitioning and the example of political activism in Britain.
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Durham Report visited the United States and wrote that he had assumed that he would find that the rebellions had been based on liberalism and economics.
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Durham Report believed the British Parliament should give the colonies more power by a responsible government.
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Durham Report was entitled "Durham Report on the Affairs of British North America".
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Durham Report had believed that to be inevitable because of the progressive nature of the colony's neighbour, the United States.
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Durham Report recommended the creation of a municipal government and a supreme court in British North America.
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Durham Report wanted to resolve the issue of land over Prince Edward Island, but those suggestions failed to come to fruition since the Maritime Provinces were then uninterested.
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However, Durham Report believed that the problems in mostly Lower Canada were not of a political nature, but rather of an ethnic one.
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Lord Durham Report had not recommended this approach and had instead proposed that the representation should be based on the respective populations of the two regions.
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Durham Report did not see any of its recommendations come into force in the African and Asian colonies, but some limited democratic reforms in India became possible that otherwise would not have been.
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Durham Report resigned on 9 October 1838 amid controversy excited in London by his decision of the penal questions and was replaced by Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham, who was responsible for implementing the Union of the Canadas.
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The report of Durham was laid before Parliament in London on 11 February 1839.
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