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150 Years of Forgetting About the Tenant League - Part 3

“Winter Mail Service on Prince Edward Island”, 1867 – Click Images to Enlarge

In Part 1 we saw how legal efforts to settle the Land Question on PEI were squashed resulting in a movement intent on resisting rent until the matter was settled. In Part 2we saw the fomentation of the Tenant League boil over into activism and violence which brought it into the streets of Charlottetown. By August of…

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150 Years of Forgetting about the Tenant League - Part 2

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In Part 1 we saw how the Leasehold system on Prince Edward Island throughout the mid-1800s created an imbalance of power between tenants and their absentee landlords. A number of legal movements and acts, from the Eschaet Movement of the 1830s to the Fifteen Years Purchase Bill of the 1860s, were unable to sufficiently answer the Land Question. This resulted in the formation of the Tenant League…

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