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Guy carleton: tyrant or liberator?

He fostered the Quebec Act of 1774, which brought about better relations between the British and the French Canadians
Carleton helped pass the Quebec Act, which guaranteed Quebec's freedom of religion and French civil code.
In 1782, Sir Guy Carleton was appointed as the commander-in-chief of the British forces to replace Sir Henry Clinton. His mission was to recognize the independence of the 13 colonies. Knowing that those citizens who still wanted to be loyal to the British Crown would need a place to live, Carleton looked to the unsettled land in Nova Scotia. Many Loyalists were interested and decided that they would try to build a British colony at this new location.
During Carleton's first tenure as Governor, two important events occurred. The first was the Qu├ębec Act, which Carleton wro...

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