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We Are Not Merchants

24 Oct
English: Oil on canvas painting of British Gen...

English: Oil on canvas painting of British General Sir Frederick Haldimand. See source for additional information. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On October 25, 1780, Sir Frederick Haldimand, Governor of Quebec, (which, at the time also included Ontario) protested that laws favoured merchants and not the inhabitants.

Haldimand served in the British Army during the Seven Years War and in the American Revolution. In 1778, he succeeded Sir Guy Carleton as Governor-In-Chief of Quebec. He helped settle loyalist refugees and Native American allies settle in Canada. His reluctance to giving in to pressure from the English speaking made him very unpopular with the English.

There’s a lot more to Frederick Haldimand, so I highly recommend reading more about his time in Canada. You can start at The Canadian Biography Online.

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