Demands of the Patriot Party
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The 92 Resolutions (1834)

28 - Be it resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee, that even in supposing that by the best of choices, the current Chief Governor has succeeded in calming the alarms and has soothed the great dissatisfaction for the time being, this form of government is nevertheless essentially vicious, since it placed the happiness or misery of a country in the hands of an executive over which it has absolutely no influence, with which it has absolutely no common or lasting interest, and that the extension of the elective principle is the only refuge in which this House can extend equal and sufficient protection to all inhabitants of the province indistinctly...

75 - Be it resolved, that the population of the country being 600,000 inhabitants, those of French origin numbering around 525,000 and those of British or other origin at approximately 75,000; and that the establishment of the civil government in Lower Canada in the year 1832 [...] included the names of 157 officers and salaried employees that appeared to be of British or foreign origin, and that the names of 47 of them appeared to be of French origin [...] that in the most recent commission of the peace published for the province, two-thirds of the judges appear to be of British or foreign origin, and that only one-third are of French origin [...]