Christopher Dunkin's Contribution to Education in Lower Canada, 1838-1841

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Author/collaborator
Title
Christopher Dunkin's Contribution to Education in Lower Canada, 1838-1841
Abstract
Christopher Dunkin (1812-1881), a British-born scholar, was Secretary to the Education Commission in Lower Canada under Lord Durham's warrant to report on the affairs of British North America. The Education Commission, headed by Arthur Buller, was established in August 1838 and was concluded by November 1838. Since both Buller and Dunkin were new arrivals to Canada, the report they produced was not well received. Buller left Lower Canada in November 1838 while Dunkin remained. He entered politics and served as the member for Brome in the Parliament of the United Canadas, then in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec, then in the House of Commons. He was Quebec's first provincial treasurer and a federal Minister of Agriculture. He left politics in 1871, becoming a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Bedford.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
University of Toronto
Place
Toronto, ON
Date
1972
Language
en
Citation
Lysons, Heather M. “Christopher Dunkin’s Contribution to Education in Lower Canada, 1838-1841.” Master’s Thesis, University of Toronto, 1972.
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