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|Creator||Canada (Province). Executive Council Office|
|Title||State submissions to the Executive Council [Province of Canada], 1841-1867: indexes and registers|
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
The Executive Council of the Province of Canada sat from 1841 to 1867, when it was replaced by the Queen's Privy Council of Canada. It had a similar function to the Cabinet in England but was not responsible to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from its inception in 1841 to 1848. Members were advisers to the Governor and later to the Premier of the Province of Canada. Members of the Executive Council were not necessarily members of the Legislative Assembly but were usually members of the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada. Members were appointed, often for life and came from Canada East and Canada West. The council replaced the Executive Councils of Upper and Lower Canada.
This collection consists of submissions to the Executive Council on state business as well as contemporary registers and indexes. Included in the submissions themselves are letters, petitions, reports, memoranda and other documents concerning state business submitted from both private citizens and government offices to the Executive Council for its consideration, report and approval, 1841-1867. Arrangement of the submissions is chronological, according to the date on which the question was decided in Council.