A colonial legislature was elected by property holding males. In the end, the British government accepted the recommendation for a union of the Canadas see Act of Unionand the unified Province of Canada came into being in Suggested Readings Ajzenstat, Janet.
The report of Durham was laid before Parliament in London on 11 February Chapter 1. The course of judicial interpretation in the Judicial Committee of the imperial Privy Council nevertheless transformed the character of the federal constitution under the act by greatly reducing the powers of the federal government and correspondingly increasing those of the provinces.
The democratic experiment of American self-rule was therefore not a sudden change brought about by the Declaration of Independence. Both trade and taxation were difficult for England to control, and so an informal agreement emerged.