Honoré Mercier, la minorité protestante du Québec et la loi relative au règlement de la question des biens des Jésuites

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Honoré Mercier, la minorité protestante du Québec et la loi relative au règlement de la question des biens des Jésuites
Abstract
The Jesuits' Estates Act, passed by the Quebec Parliament in 1888 under the direction of Premier Honoré Mercier, was a law compensating the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for lands that were confiscated by the Crown in 1774 when the Society was expelled from Quebec. When the Society was allowed to return to Canada in 1842, it began a campaign for compensation for the confiscated lands. English-speaking Protestants in Quebec accused Premier Mercier and the provincial government of submitting to pressure from the Pope, ultramontane Catholics, and Quebec nationalists, and maintained that the public funds to compensate the Society would come largely from taxes levied against the more prosperous Protestant community.
Publication
Revue de l’histoire de l’Amérique francaise
Volume
Vol. 27
Issue
no. 4
Pages
483-507
Date
Mars 1974
Language
fr
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Miller, J. R. “Honoré Mercier, la minorité protestante du Québec et la loi relative au règlement de la question des biens des Jésuites.” Revue de l’histoire de l’Amérique francaise Vol. 27, no. 4 (March 1974): 483–507. http://www.erudit.org/revue/haf/1974/v27/n4/303305ar.pdf.
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