Is 1864 worth celebrating?
The Charlottetown Conference led to Canadian Confederation, but that does not make it a cause for celebration on P.E.I., some historians argue.
Celebrations of the 1864 conference will cost $11 million. It was a watershed moment for Canada, but P.E.I. resisted Confederation until 1873, when it was forced in by economic circumstances.
That was the end of independence on the Island, some historians say.