Collections of the Nova Scotia Legislative Library
Journal and Proceedings of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly – Lieutenant Governor Sir Colin Campbell’s Throne Speech
January 25, 1838
Campbell finally recognized that he would have to create two separate councils. The exclusion of the Chief Justice from any political involvement was a long overdue reform. Most importantly, Campbell accepted that some members of the Assembly, as well as some from the newly created Legislative Council, would have to be selected to form an executive council. However, he chose three Tories (Conservatives) and only one Reformer (Liberal) from the Assembly. As party lines hardened, the names Conservative and Liberal became the most used party names.
Documents from 1838
Journal and Proceedings of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly – Lieutenant Governor Sir Colin Campbell’s address in closing the session on Executive Councillors’ need for better salaries to pay for Halifax residences