The tracts blocked development, made communication difficult, and drove up the cost of land. Another view is that the insurgencies amounted to pointless bloodletting, which may have even slowed the pace of reform.
Martial law was declared and many rebels, including Louis-Joseph Papineau, fled to the United States.
The rebels were victorious only once: at St. On December 5, several hundred poorly armed and organized rebels marched south on Yonge Street and exchanged gunfire with a smaller group of loyalist militia.
Others weren't so lucky. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. Along with John A.
The main grievance against the Family Compact was that it was using the tax revenues of the colony to strengthen its own position and enrich the pocketbooks of its members.
Refusal on the part of the oligarchies to make concessions to assembly demands for more authority pushed reform elements toward radical republicanism.
Rather than face the British forces in Montreal or Quebec, Papineau and his supporters fled into the countryside south of the St.