The position is the same now through all the British colonies (except, as already mentioned, Lower Canada or Quebec).
He was called to the bar of Lower Canada on the 19th of May 1810.
The aim of the French Canadian opposition at this time was to obtain financial and also constitutional reforms. Matters came to a head when the legislative assembly of Lower Canada refused supplies and Papineau arranged for concerted action with William Lyon Mackenzie, the leader of the reform party in Upper Canada.
On the 23rd of October 1837 a meeting of delegates from the six counties of Lower Canada was held at St Charles, at which resistance to the government by force of arms was decided upon, and in which Papineau took part.
Robert Christie'S History Of Lower Canada (1848-1854) Was The First Serious Attempt To Deal With The Period Of British Rule.