The Burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal −1849, Joseph Légaré, c.1849The burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal occurred on the night of April 25, 1849, and is a crucial event in the development of the Canadian democratic tradition. The St. Anne’s Market building lodging the Legislative Council and Assembly of Canada was burned down by Anglo-Protestant rioters in retaliation for the Rebellion Losses Bill while the members of the Legislative Assembly were sitting in session.

The Burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal −1849, Joseph Légaré, c.1849
The burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal occurred on the night of April 25, 1849, and is a crucial event in the development of the Canadian democratic tradition. The St. Anne’s Market building lodging the Legislative Council and Assembly of Canada was burned down by Anglo-Protestant rioters in retaliation for the Rebellion Losses Bill while the members of the Legislative Assembly were sitting in session.