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Old 11-20-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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I'm talking about the area where Hudson, Rigaud, Coteau is where you are off Montreal Island on A-40 or A-20 and have crossed Ottawa River. Does anyone know why this particular area ended as part of Quebec given it's geographic isolation (for lack of a better term) from rest of the province? Was it simple demographics?
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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I'm talking about the area where Hudson, Rigaud, Coteau is where you are off Montreal Island on A-40 or A-20 and have crossed Ottawa River. Does anyone know why this particular area ended as part of Quebec given it's geographic isolation (for lack of a better term) from rest of the province? Was it simple demographics?
Basically, yes, it was already settled with French Canadians when the Province of Quebec was divided into Upper and Lower Canada in 1791, which is unsurprising considering its proximity to Montreal, strategic location at the confluence of two rivers, and fertile soil. Vaudreuil in particular was a well established, existing town and families from Oka, on the eastern side of the Ottawa river, had already settled on the Western side of the river to farm. Since this was all part of contiguous French Canadian settlement in the heartland of the population centre, unlike the far off outposts scattered throughout what became Upper Canada, it was naturally included as part of Lower Canada.

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