|Others:||French, Algonquian, Scots, Russian, Romanian, etc.|
|Lieutenant Moderator:||Sophie Amundsen|
|Area:||c. 1,000,000 square miles|
|Established:||1871, Treaty/Re-Districting Act of 1872|
|Admission to Ontario:||1871 (3rd)|
Rupert's Land is one of three Districts that make up the NAL province of Ontario. It is physically the largest and least populated of the three, comprised mostly of Native Tribal Americans with a large smattering of English and Scottish colonists. The name derives from German Prince Rupert, a cousin of Charles I of England and Scotland who was a patron of companies exploring/investing in the Americas.
The early fur trade is commemorated in the district flag, with its portrayal of three otters. It became part of Ontario as a result of the same Treaty that created the Unincorporated Territories.
As a result of the Re-Districting Act of 1872, Rupert's Land 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.
Although officially the names of the subdivisions of New Yorkshire has always been "Counties," in popular usage they are often referred to as "Ridings."
Hudson | Patricia | Wainwright | Western |
TO BE CONTINUED ONCE CERTAIN ASPECTS OF ONTARIO HISTORY HAVE BEEN RESOLVED