Canadian Confederation is a complex issue. A fundamental divide exists between Canadians over its meaning, where some Canadians view it as a “compact” between pre-existing peoples or

Canadian Confederation is a complex issue. A fundamental divide exists between Canadians over its meaning, where some Canadians view it as a “compact” between pre-existing peoples or colonies for province-centered reasons, while others view it as a nation-building “contract” that has created a united country for different groups. This tension existed at the time of Confederation and has defined future divisions over the direction of the nation When examining the achievements and failures of the Macdonald government and his Tory successors during the late 19th century, what approach to Canadian Confederation appears as the most prominent in defining the early identity of Canada as a country? Students’ answers are to be drafted in proper essay format with Chicago style citation format. This answer should commence with a definitive thesis statement paragraph that answers the assignment