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CNHS - First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada - Première Assemblée législative du Haut-Canada - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 43° 15.318 W 079° 04.199
17T E 656661 N 4790974
Quick Description: Statutes of the first session established English property and civil law, and trial by jury. Les lois adoptées au cours de cette première session implantèrent le droit anglais pour les questions civiles et de biens, et le procès devant jury.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/22/2014 8:15:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMMHC0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BC & MsKitty
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Long Description:
First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada
The first session of the Legislative Assembly held at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) 17 September to 15 October 1792, introduced a limited form of representative government to the newly created colony of Upper Canada. The elected assembly formed part of the first legislature under the administration of John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Statutes of the first session established English property and civil law, and trial by jury. In 1797 the seat of government was moved to York ( Toronto).
Première Assemblée législative du Haut-Canada
La première session de l'assemblée législative, tenue à Newark (Niagara-on- the-Lake) du 17 septembre au 15 octobre 1792, instaura une forme limitée de gouvernement représentatif dans la nouvelle province du Haut-Canada. Ce corps élu faisait partie du premier parlement constitué sous l'administration du lieutenant-gouverneur John Graves Simcoe. Les lois adoptées au cours de cette première session implantèrent le droit anglais pour les questions civiles et de biens, et le procès devant jury. En 1797, le siège du gouvernement fut déplacé à York (Toronto).
Classification: National Historic Event

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Niagara-on-the-Lake

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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