- Eastern Canada
Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces) is generally considered to be the region of
Canadaeast of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces:
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Ontario and Quebec comprise
Central Canada, while the other provinces constitute Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island are also known as the Maritime Provinces.
Canadian Pressdefines Eastern Canada as everything east of and including Thunder Bay, Ontario. [Canadian Press Style Guide. Canadian Press. 1995. p.471]
The total population of this region is about 22,507,099, or about 70% of Canada's population. Most of the population resides in Ontario and Quebec.
;Largest Metropolitan Areas
*Toronto, Ontario - 5,113,149
*Montreal, Quebec - 3,635,571
*Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario-Quebec - 1,130,761
*Quebec City, Quebec - 715,515
Hamilton, Ontario- 692,911
London, Ontario- 445,000
Kitchener, Ontario- 435,000
*Halifax, Nova Scotia - 404,807
St. Catharines, Ontario- 385,000
Windsor, Ontario- 325,000
At the federal political level, Eastern Canada is typically considered to be a stronghold for the Liberal Party, with the majority of its support in recent elections coming from this region. A notable exception is in Quebec and East End
Montreal, which usually strongly supports the Bloc Québécois.
There are major exceptions, particularly in most cities except Toronto and Montreal, and in the rural areas of these provinces, where support for the Conservative Party is strong.
Eastern Canada is represented by 213 Members of Parliament (106 in Ontario, 75 in Quebec and 32 in the Atlantic Provinces) and 78 senators.
List of regions of Canada
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