The act in which Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario became the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
The short-hand term meaning union with the Dominion of Canada, a confederation of nine provinces. Confederation with Canada was debated in the National Convention, and was one of the options on the two referendum ballots in 1948.
the name given to the federation of Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick when Canada was created in 1867. Six other provinces and three territories have since joined Confederation.