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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 17th

* 1834 – Papineau and Morin Draft Ninety-Two Resolutions Demanding Responsible Government * 1904 Madame Butterfly premieres * 2000 Dave Eggers’ Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius debuts * 1966 Brian Wilson rolls tape on “Good Vibrations,” take one * 1801 Deadlock over presidential election ends

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* 1834 – Papineau and Morin Draft Ninety-Two Resolutions Demanding Responsible Government

Drafted in January 1834 by Louis-Joseph Papineau, leader of the Parti patriote, and Augustin-Norbert Morin, the 92 Resolutions were a list of grievances and demands made by the Parti patriote with regards to the state of the colonial political system. They were drafted following a long political struggle against the governor general and Château Clique and the Patriotes’ inability to produce any significant reforms. The document critiqued the division of authority in the colony and demanded a government that was responsible to the Legislative Assembly. The imperial government responded with the Russell Resolutions, which rejected their demands, preparing the way for the Canadian Rebellion. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 17th”