British Columbia

Strays
Number Name Official Counted Notes
187 New Westminster 136 137 mainland and northern tip of Vancouver Island
188 Cariboo 18 18 mainland
189 Yale 50 50 mainland
190 Victoria 81 81 southern Vancouver Island
191 Vancouver 89 92 remainder of Vancouver Island

British Columbia joined confederation 20 July 1871, under the fourth enactment of the British North America act:

[...] it is hereby ordered [...] that from and after the twentieth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, the said Colony of British Columbia shall be admitted into and become part of the Dominion of Canada [...]

The new province was divided into five electoral districts - Victoria was entitled to two seats in the House of Commons, and the other districts to one each.


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