§ MR. HOPWOOD
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, If a Union of the three Lower Provinces of North America—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward's Island, is in contemplation; and, if so, what is to be the nature of that Union, Federal or Legislative? Also what steps, if any, have been taken by these Provinces towards the Union, and if they have received the approval of Her Majesty's Government?
§ MR. CARDWELL
replied that the Colonies referred to had passed Resolutions requesting the appointment of delegates by the Governors to consider the expediency of uniting the Colonies referred to by the hon. Member, with the view of placing them under one Legislature and Government; but these delegates had not yet met, and, therefore, the time for the Imperial Government coming to any decision on the matter had not yet arrived.