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On January 9, 2018, in News, by Hugo

April 25, 1849, passage of the rebellion losses bill sparked rioting that led to the burning of the Parliament buildings in Montreal. The letter, to an MPP makes a number of interesting comments on this event as well as postal service from Hinchinbrook Lower Canada.

The burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal was an important event in pre-Confederation Canadian history. It is considered a crucial moment in the development of the Canadian democratic tradition, largely as a consequence of how the matter was dealt with by then co-prime ministers of the united Province of Canada, Sir Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin.

The St. Anne’s Market building lodging the Legislative Council and Assembly of Canada was burned down by Loyalist rioters in retaliation for the Rebellion Losses Bill while the members of the Legislative Assembly were sitting in session. The episode is characterized by divisions in pre-Confederation Canadian society concerning whether Canada was the North American appendage of the British Empire or a nascent sovereign nation.