Pays-d'en-haut

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District of Pays-d'en-haut
Flag of Pays-d'en-haut
Subdivision of: Ontario
Cities:  
 Capital: Outaouais
 Largest: ???
 Other: Kingston
Languages:  
 Official: French
 Others: English, Algonquian, Scots
Lieutenant Moderator: Étienne Poigret
Area: c. 1,000,000 square miles
Population: 5,319,026 persons
Established: 1872 (official), Act of Parliament
Admission to Ontario: 1803 (2nd)

Pay-d'en-haut was once part of the French territory that included what is today New Francy. That changed in the wake of the French Revolution in 1789. Eventually, this strip of land joined Ontario. Its Gallophone origins are represented in the flag.

Government

As a result of the Re-Districting Act of 1872, Pay-d'en-haut shares with the other two Ontario Districts the same basic governmental structure:

  • A District Council made up of elected representatives who serve for three-year terms. This acts as the district legislature.
  • A Lieutenant Moderator elected by direct vote of the district's voters, who serves for one six-year term (technically, the election serves as a nomination process, which leads to the winner's appointment by Ontario's Moderator). This person acts as the district's chief executive.

Administrative Divisions

Pays-d'en-haut is divided into Counties, some of whom have Anglo origins. Unlike elsewhere in the province, these are always referred to as Counties as opposed to "Ridings."

Beausejour | Brant | Bourbon | Dauphin | Dundas | Durham | Elgin | Frontenac | Haldimand | Lorraine | Mattice-Val Côté | Niagara | Norfolk | Outaouais | Papineau | Prince Louis Island (Île-de-Prince Louis) | Stormont | Timiskaming

TO BE CONTINUED ONCE CERTAIN ASPECTS OF ONTARIO HISTORY HAVE BEEN RESOLVED

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