The creation of Canada
in 1867 was a result of several conferences.
The first was held in Charlottetown
in September 1864. The second was held in Quebec City
in October 1864. The men who drew up with the plans for Canada were in a tough spot. The neighbors to the south were emerging from a messy Civil War
, in which the meddlesome British
had aided the losing side. The possibility of American
vengeance, as well as Fenian
raids, led to a climate for consolidation of the remaining British colonies.
The delegates were:
In 1949, Newfoundland
under Joey Smallwood
. He would be the last Father of Confederation.