11 MARCH 1865, Page 2

The Upper House of the Canadian Parliament has accepted the

project of Federation by 45 to 15. This is satisfactory, but it is believed that the vote in the Lower House will be much less deci- sive, the French members voting as:four to one against it. In New Brunswick also the opposition will be strong, and throughout the Colonies there seems to be a feeling that the measure is a little too popular in Great Britain. It must be remembered, however, that there are still many American sympathizers in the Canadas, and that Northerners of all grades dislike and distrust a scheme which renders the voluntary entrance of the Colonies into the Union impracticable.