The political party that opposed the political patronage system used by the people in power, the so-called Family Compact. They controlled the Assembly in 1828 and 1834. In the late 1830's it split into three factions - moderates, radicals, and extremists. The extremists were the cause of the Rebellion in 1837 in Upper Canada. All three were wiped out when the rebellion failed, but the moderates reappeared as a force in the United Province of Canada.
a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
A reform movement is a kind of social movement that aims to make gradual change, or change in certain aspects of society rather than rapid or fundamental changes. Reformists' ideas are often grounded in liberalism, although they may be rooted in utopian, socialist or religious concepts. Some rely on personal transformation; others rely on small collectives, such as Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel and the self sustaining village economy, as a mode of social change.
The Reform Movement of Ireland is a political and social organisation which has the ultimate goal of the re-establishment of Ireland as a part of the Commonwealth, with the promotion of various cultural backgrounds throughout Ireland, North and South.
The Reform Movement (Movimiento Reformador) is a political party in Guatemala. At the last legislative elections, 9 november 2003, the party was part of the Grand National Alliance, that won 24.3 % of the vote, and 47 out of 158 seats. The presidential candidate of the alliance, Ã“scar Berger Perdomo, won 34.3 % at the presidential elections of the same day.