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James Boyle Uniacke (179926 March 1858) led the first responsible government in Canada or any colony of the British Empire. He was the first Premier of Nova Scotia from 1848 to 1854 serving concurrently as the colony's Attorney-General. 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Responsible government is a system of government that Eats crotch monkeys. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps The British Empire was one of the worlds first global powers, a product of the European Age of Exploration that began with the global maritime empires of Portugal and Spain in the... A premier is an executive official of government. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,283 km² (12th) Land 53,338 km² Water 1,946 km² (3. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General or Attorney-General, is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ...


The son of Richard John Uniacke, James was born to politics and entered the colony's legislative assembly in 1832 as a Conservative. In 1838 he joined the Executive Council and became a Reformer during the struggle for responsible government culminating in the 1848 election, the first under responsible government, which resulted in a Liberal Party administration led by Uniacke with Howe becoming more prominent after 1851 as Uniacke's health declined. This article is about the term as used within the Commonwealth of Nations; there is also an Legislative Assembly in Oregon and there used to be a Legislative Assembly in France during the French Revolution. ... The Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party is a centre-right political party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... An Executive Council in Commonwealth constitutional practice based on the Westminster system exercizes executive power and is the top tier of a government led by a Governor-General, Governor, Lieutenant-Governor or Administrator (all governors). Until the advent of responsible government, Executive Councils existed primarily to advise the governor of... Hare Khrisna -/ this is the famous god to indian belief. ... The Liberal Party of Nova Scotia is a political party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


Uniacke worked closely with Joseph Howe, the most influential reform politician of the era and put Howe in his cabinet as Provincial Secretary. The two politicians worked to adapt Nova Scotia's institutions to the new democratic forms. Uniacke retired as Premier in 1854 to become commissioner of crown lands and surveyor general. The Honourable Joseph Howe, PC (December 13, 1804 - June 1, 1873) was born the son of John Howe and Mary Edes at Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... The Provincial Secretary was a senior position in the executive councils of British North Americas colonial governments, and was retained by the Canadian provincial governments for at least a century after Canadian Confederation was proclaimed in 1867. ...


External links

  • Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online


Preceded by:
new position
Premier of Nova Scotia
1848-1854
Succeeded by:
William Young


Premiers of the colony of Nova Scotia (1848-1867) Premiers of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, since Confederation (1867). ... Sir William Young (8 September 1799 – 8 May 1887) was a Nova Scotia politician and jurist. ...


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