March 29, 1867 was a pivotal for Canada!
On this day in Canadian history, the Dominion of Canada was created. With the British North America Act, the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada were united as the Dominion of Canada, and the province of Canada was separated into Quebec and Ontario.
The British North America Act conferred on the new dominion a constitution, with the executive government vested in Queen Victoria and her successors.
While we celebrate specific dates, we cannot forget all the steps or the people involved in the discussions and negotiations that led up to this event.
Those stories are preserved in our archives for future generations.
“As the custodian of our distant past and recent history, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a key resource for all Canadians who wish to gain a better understanding of who they are, individually and collectively. LAC acquires, processes, preserves and provides access to our documentary heritage and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.” Library and Archives Canada