the colony of Vancouver Island to 1858

why did the British Government grant a trade monopoly to the HBC on Vancouver Island ?
i really cannot find the answer :/

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  1. Wasn't it related to trying to stop Americans from expanding into the North?

  2. According to this site, the British granted this monopoly to HBC to keep the Americans out of this area.

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:mOcUomoFDusJ:frankhurtsocialstudies10.wikispaces.com/file/view/Chapter%2B6notetakingsheet%2B2.doc/192277984/Chapter%2B6notetakingsheet%2B2.doc+why+did+the+british+government+grant+a+trade+monopoly+to+the+hbc+on+vancouver+island&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESh3CLOJr04oBGzTFupVHWbYErmHDbSwdKeY-srSA3JGL_adA8wT3xuYkfrwAKore3JKYUYBrCn3Il9qECi3f_U_QXQHjtidn-MjqY3VySFv8JU1oYaiArjZiWeQgY61ccZ3ysuo&sig=AHIEtbStjQmbfCpcvqegz35t5PMAlhDMTQ

  3. It was to stop the Americans from taking over Canada.

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