- Stony Monday Riot
The Stony Monday Riot took place in
Bytown(now Ottawa, Ontarioon Monday September 17 1849.
In April 1849, Lord Elgin had signed the
Rebellion Losses Bill, compensating Lower Canadians for losses suffered during the Rebellions of 1837-38. The bill was unpopular with Tories because it compensated those who had participated in the rebellion unless they had been convicted of treason. In the riots that ensued in Montreal, then the capital of Canada, Lord Elgin was assaulted and the Parliament Buildings were burned.
Lord Elgin let it be known that he was considering relocating the nation's capital and scheduled a visit to Bytown. Tory supporters, including the mayor
Robert Hervey, opposed organizing a reception for Lord Elgin. At a meeting to plan for the visit organized by Reformists in the North Ward Market, now the Byward Marketarea, the two opposing sides clashed, first with sticks and stones, but later with firearms. 30 people were wounded and one man, David Borthwick, was shot and died.
Two days later, the two political factions, armed with cannons, muskets and pistols faced off on the Sappers Bridge over the
Rideau Canal, but the military arrived in time to defuse the situation.
Lord Elgin delayed his visit until July 1853 and received a warm reception. Bytown, renamed
Ottawain 1855, became the capital of Canadain 1857.
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