LORD ELGIN. formers of New Brunswick
made members of an executive
council which openly avowed that it held office on the tenure of public confidence. In this complete establishment of "responsible government" the different provinces enjoyed a common triumph. The Reformers in each province had watched with much sympathy the progress of the struggle in the others. The leaders had been in frequent communication, and a concession gained from the colonial office for one province had often been a gain for all.
Further Imperial Concessions. —The right of self-govern-