Eastern Canada


Eastern Canada

Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces) is generally considered to be the region of Canada east of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces:

* Ontario
* Quebec
* New Brunswick
* Nova Scotia
* 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.

Definitions

The Canadian Press defines Eastern Canada as everything east of and including Thunder Bay, Ontario. [Canadian Press Style Guide. Canadian Press. 1995. p.471]

Population

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

Politics

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.

ee also

* List of regions of Canada

References


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