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Noun1.Maritimes - the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward IslandMaritimes - the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Acadia - the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces
New Brunswick - a province in southeastern Canada
Nova Scotia - the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
Prince Edward Island - an island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; the smallest province of Canada
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This careful political economic and historical analysis shows that Canada's Maritime provinces prospered before Confederation, although that prosperity was not shared among Maritimers.
Macdonald spoke in the Confederation debates about sectional differences, noting that Maritimers, Lower Canadiens, loyalists, and Anglophones in Canada West were distinct, and that the Anglophones in Quebec were assured of representation through the retention of the electoral boundaries of Canada East for the appointed upper chamber.
More than half of British Columbians were British-born when the First World War began; fewer than seven percent of Maritimers were and their largest concentration was in Cape Breton's mining centres (Canada 1915,22).
She is a regular on CBC's Maritime Noon radio, entertaining idiosyncratic questions from science-curious Maritimers.
Sacred Fire is a coalition of Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Acadian and other Maritimers organizing against shale gas exploration.
For a taste of his collaborative work, check out his fiddle playing with fellow maritimers The Trews in Highway of Heroes, a tribute to Canada's fallen soldiers.
Their faith in their compatriots was rewarded, albeit usually by expatriate fellow Maritimers.
Educating the next generation of maritimers is a priority for all seafaring countries and in Bahrain we are working to educate the next generation - men and women," she added.
Accordingly, while 64% of Canadians binge drink at least once a year, 73% of Maritimers do so--a significantly greater proportion than everywhere else in Canada except Alberta (64%) and Saskatchewan (64%).
And, like many Maritimers, we both wound up working someplace else, far from our homes, which leads to my second connection.
Acadians may have had closer contacts with the Mi'kmaq than did most anglophone Maritimers and Newfoundlanders, but there remained a vast distance between the two communities, one that could only be bridged with acts of kindness and fraternity, on rare occasions when people managed to overcome their traditional suspicion.