Rupert's Land

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Rupert's Land,

Canadian territory held (1670–1869) by the Hudson's Bay CompanyHudson's Bay Company,
corporation chartered (1670) by Charles II of England for the purpose of trade and settlement in the Hudson Bay region of North America and for exploration toward the discovery of the Northwest Passage to Asia.
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, named for Prince Rupert, first governor of the company. Under the charter granted (1670) to the company by Charles II, the region comprised the drainage basin of Hudson Bay. The area embraced what is today the provinces of Ontario and Quebec N of the Laurentians and W of Labrador; all of Manitoba; most of Saskatchewan; the southern half of Alberta; the eastern part of Nunavut Territory; and portions of Minnesota and North Dakota in the United States. In 1870 the Hudson's Bay Company transferred Rupert's Land to Canada for £300,000 but retained certain blocks of land for trading and other purposes.
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Brown taught at the University of Winnipeg from 1983 to 2011, and was director of the Centre for Rupert's Land Studies there from 1996 to 2010.
The second major part of the study covers the fifty years between 1821 and 1870, when the company became a private joint-stock company and transferred Rupert's Land to the newly formed Dominion of Canada.
The court also found as a matter of historical fact that French was recognized and commonly used in Rupert's Land and the North-West Territories before those lands and territories were admitted into Canada.
Based on a statement by George Cartier that French was an "official language" of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory, (8) Aunger assumes that French was a constitutionally guaranteed linguistic right, which could only be removed through a proper process of constitutional amendment.
For almost 200 years the Company occupied this territory, which it named Rupert's Land (Dickason 1997).
The HBC was a fur trading enterprise, but the terms of its monopoly charter included obligations to explore and study Rupert's Land. The purpose of this book is to call attention to the significant scientific study made by HBC employees between the 1730s and the 1820s.
Part two recounts Hearne's life with the HBC and his years in Rupert's Land, including his three expeditions to locate an area that is said to contain vast amounts of copper (but does not).
The huge expanse of Rupert's Land has been transferred to Canadian possession.
She did grow up in the Orkney Islands and in 1806 she came to Rupert's Land disguised as a man to work for the Hudson's Bay Company.
Her subject is the people who worked under contract as long-term employees of the Hudson's Bay Company when it actively exploited the interior of Rupert's Land. Her historical argument is that changes in the Company's operations can be explained largely in terms of repeated attempts to resolve the twin problems of labour recruitment and work discipline.
One wonders if it might have been like this 126 years ago when the Dominion Government purchased Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company and set about to lay plans that would seal the fate of the fur trade and banish the Plains Indians forever from their ancestral hunting grounds.
The nominees are: Bishop of the diocese of Edmonton Jane Alexander; Archbishop Ron Cutler, bishop of the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada; Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson, bishop of the diocese of Calgary and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Rupert's Land; Bishop of the diocese of Huron Linda Nicholls; and Bishop of the diocese of Ontario Michael Oulton.