STRUGGLE FOR REFOR31 IN THE MARITIME
Need for During the years of agitation and revolt
Reform. in Canada the battle for liberty was also being fought, though rather less fiercely, in the Maritime Provinces. The selfish tyranny of the officials and the mismanagement of the public lands
and public money caused endless com- 7w.
New The assembly of New - Brunswick. Brunswick had no control
over the revenue or government money, j for the large sums derived from the
sale of the Crown lands were more than enough for the payment of the -over-
nor, judges, and other officials. In 1832
it demanded an account of the way in
which this money was spent, but the —
governor-general, Sir A r c h i b a l d A JUDGE.
Campbell, was opposed to reform, and no account was given.
In 1833 separate legislative and executive councils were formed in New Brunswick. But as all the members of the new executive council belonged to the Family Compact, this step neither satisfied the Reformers nor gave more power to the assembly.
Lemuel About this time a lawyer named Lemuel
Allan Allan Wilmot entered the assembly and
Wilmot. became the leader of the Reformers, though he was related to some of the officials. He