New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Fathers of Confederation: Thomas Heath Haviland

Thomas Heath Haviland

Thomas Heath Haviland

I have contributed an article to the Canadian Encyclopedia about Thomas Heath Haviland, one of the Fathers of Canadian Confederation from Prince Edward Island.

Thomas Heath Haviland was member of one of Prince Edward Island’s most prominent families under the “Family Compact” system that preceded responsible government. He favoured Confederation as a means to protect British North America against political and military encroachment from the United States. He attended the Québec Conference in 1864 and helped negotiate Prince Edward Island’s entry into Confederation in 1873.

Click here to read my article on Thomas Heath Haviland in the Canadian Encyclopedia

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