Timeline of Quebec history (1841–66)

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This section of the Timeline of Quebec history concerns the events in British North America relating to what is the present day province of Quebec, Canada from the passage of the Union Act to the passage of the British North America Act.



  • 1850 - Beginning of the French-Canadian emigration to the United States. See Quebec emigration.
  • 1851 - The first official census confirms that the population of Canada West is now numerically superior to that of Canada East.
  • 1851 - Politicians in the colony begin to discuss representation by population.
  • 1854 - The French seigneurial system of land tenancy is finally abolished in Canada East but its effects will linger for another hundred years.


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Preceded by
1791 to 1840
Timeline of Quebec history
1841 to 1866
Succeeded by
1867 to 1899