Editors. "Durham Report on North America is debated in House of Lords". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Lord Durham's Report on North America is debated in the House of Lords. John Lambton, Lord Durham, had spent five months in Canada the previous year in an attempt to ascertain the causes of the recent rebellion there. In his resultant report, he recommended that the two territories of Lower and Upper Canada be unified to make government of the colony easier.