Though Canadian Provincial leaders had a lot of divisions Sir John A. MacDonald and Sir George Cartier and others came to an agreement and made it possible to form a confederation.
Canadian Confederation (French: Confédération canadienne) was the process by which the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. –
Can anybody tell me was it because of pure compromising and sacrificing mentality that it was possible to form a Confederation? Or Were there any other components to it? For example, building a trans-Pacific railway road. Or to avoid the civil war. Or giving special privilege.