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Posted by Sara on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:41pm.

Describe the system of government in Canada in 1791.

The system of government of Canada in 1791 ws a colonial government. It placed power in the hands of a small group of rich and influential men. It was known as oligarchy. It had a legislative assembly, an appointed governor, and two appointed councils which were the Executive council and the Legislative council. All male citizens who owned property could vote for members in an assembly. The government was run out of the country. The actual power was held by the governor and his appointed councils who could veto and laws/regulations proposed by assembly. All appointed by Britain.

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