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Old 09-18-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Was just looking at this.
Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871: Acadians (1752 to 1784)
Where it mentioned acadians being spread across the gulf provinces.
So it got me thinking should the gulf be a more commonly used term when referring to quebec/atlantic canada. I mean as a kid I can remember my grandparents always calling it the gulf when crossing to north sydney. So should there be more mention of the st lawerance gulf region?

It's a pretty important cultural region, as the gulf was where canada was first settled, where our trade was funneled, and has the largest intensity of people that refer to themselves has canadians.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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I don't know why it would matter that much. The Maritime Provinces is a description that seems to work well. Unless you count the St. Lawrence River as part of the gulf, most of Quebec (historic and current settlements) doesn't really fit with a "gulf province" description.

Plus a lot of the early settlement was off the gulf itself. Lousibourg is more of an atlantic settlement (though it protects the Gulf) and Annapolis is off the bay of Fundy.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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I don't know why it would matter that much. The Maritime Provinces is a description that seems to work well. Unless you count the St. Lawrence River as part of the gulf, most of Quebec (historic and current settlements) doesn't really fit with a "gulf province" description.

Plus a lot of the early settlement was off the gulf itself. Lousibourg is more of an atlantic settlement (though it protects the Gulf) and Annapolis is off the bay of Fundy.
Maritimes only refers to three provinces it leaves out newfoundland, and it ignores eastern quebec. To say eastern canada includes ontario, and leaves out the atlantic provinces.

Granted I get that this is a strange concept to most as quebec is like this no mans land for many anglo, but it would seem there would be use to seeing more interconnected in the east.

It's an area, with low immigration, very few cities, large historical populations, and has a simliar economic history.
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