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In 1865, who was the premier of New Brunswick?

Samuel Leonard Tilley

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What happened during the 1865 election?

Tilley's opponents said that if they joined Confederation, they would lose control over its own affairs. Tilley's pro-Confederation party lost the election.

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What happened in 1866?

The lieutenant-governor that was appointed by Britain was told to promote Confederation. He pressured the anti-Confederation party into resigning. He then appointed another pro-Confederation government and called another election. Tilley was re-elected. The new assembly voted for Confederation.