Dunlop’s record as a parliamentarian demonstrates that he did not vote along party lines. This is not an exhaustive list, but a list that is meant to provide some insight into the thought and ideology of a man of contradictions who genuinely spans the Tory to Reform spectrum in the early days of Canada.
- Education – always voted to improve schooling for the general public.
- Secular university to replace the Anglican King’s College; later known as the University of Toronto. Voted yes.
- Choice of Speaker of the House 1844 – Voted for a bilingual member to take the position.
- Should magistrates be lawyers? – Voted no.
- The lawful use of corpses to facilitate the study of anatomy – Voted yes.
- Customs union with the British West Indies – Voted yes.
- Forbidding of processions by private societies; aimed at the Orange Lodge. – Voted yes.
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