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No, they did not want to join Confederation. However, John Hamilton Gray, of PEI, was in favour.

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Q: Did PEI want to join confederation in 1864?
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When did Canada east and west join confederation?

The independent Eastern Canadian colonies of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia chose to become Canada in 1867. PEI and Newfoundland joined later on. In 1870 the UK transferred ownership of the mostly uncolonized land known as Rupert's Land to Canada from the Hudson's bay company. After this, war's were fought to subjugate the mixed European and native Metis peopled societies that had emerged in Rupert's land unofficially, and a compromise regarding this led to the emergence of Manitoba and later around the turn of the century Alberta and Saskatchewan were settled by Europeans and Eastern Canadians, so they were always part of Canada and didn't have to join the federation. BC joined in 1871 of its own accord.

Who was affected when PEI joined Canada and why did PEI join Canada?

Practically every person in Canada was affected. PEI joined because they were beginning to go dry in the honey pot. In a nutshell, they were nearly bankrupt. The entire Dominion was affected because there was one more province in the Parliament, and you could say one more mouth to feed. Prince Edward Island joined confederation for as stated above the very high possibility of bankruptcy. The main industry of Prince Edward Island for the longest time had been shipbuilding. However the sales on wooden sailing ships were down as people didn't want them anymore they wanted, what else, but steam ships. So with the main industry down the tubes, and not much money being brought in from the secondary and third industries (Agriculture & Fisheries) the fear was about that soon they would become bankrupt. Also at the time the government of the island attempted to build a railway; railways are very expensive, and this was not a great time (early 1870's) to build one as there was no money about. There is also rumors that the government wanted to build a railway then so that they WOULD go into debt so that they would have to get bailed out by Canada, therefore getting themselves a nice "reward". However the 1st railway plan was affordable, but soon the plan was changed to go through many on the main community's on the island, wither because citizens were complaining, or the government wanted to need a reason to join Canada. Either way the plan was a flop and by 1873 the railway was only halfway done and there were no funds to complete it. So the Islander's sent a delegation to Ottawa to speak with the Canadian government to see if a deal could be worked out.

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What are the reasons for PEI join confederation?


Why did PEI join confederation?

First, PEI is a harbour city, its location was essential. if PEI's economy increase, maybe the United Province of Canada's economy will increase. second, the landlord was British's. the resisdent in there didn't have their own land. therefore, it was important for PEI to join confederation.

Why PEI and NewFoundland choose not to join confederation?

They didn't want to join because the Canadian Government wanted a big cut of the natural resources of both provinces...

What is Charlottetown known for?

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Most commonly known as the Birthplace of Confederation. In 1864, representatives from the British North America and the Province of Canada met to discuss the confederation of Canada. Ironically, PEI was the only one of the maritime provinces that opposed confederation and did join until 1873.

Why did Newbrunswick join Canadian confederation?

Well, originally, New Brunswick wanted to join with Nova Scotia and PEI in a Maritime Union, but when John A. McDonald and George Brown got themselves in invited to the meetings, they persuaded Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to join Confederation. PEI did NOT join at this time because they felt no need.

Is PEI the birthplace of Confederation?

Yes, Fredericton PEI

Was P.E.I with or against the confederation?

Pei was against confederation....

Who wanted Canada confederation?

Many great Canadians wanted Confederation. For Canada West (Ontario) George Brown and John .A. Mcdonald led them to Confederation. For Canada East (Quebec) George Cartier led them. Nova Scotia was led by Charles Tupper. New Brunswick was led by Leonard Tilley. They were the 1st 4 provinces to join confederation. PEI and Newfoundland did not want to join. Newfoundland was the last to join in 1949.

What day year and month did PEI join Canada?

Prince Edward Island joined Confederation on July 1, 1873.

Where did confederation of British Columbia take place?

The answer is PEI at 1867. They take the PEI .

Who rejected confederation?

PEI and Newfoundland ... i think

When was the PEI confederation bridge made?


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