175th Anniversary of Responsible Government in Nova Scotia

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Although Responsible Government had been operating in Britain since the reign of King George III, it was not exported to Britain’s overseas territories until 1848.

Nova Scotia led the development of democracy in Canada. With the arraignment of representative government in 1758, and then in 1848 the achievement of responsible government, the Crown and by extension, the Lieutenant Governor, played a central role in the development of our system of government.

The change to...