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Upper Canada

A historical region and province of British North America on the upper St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, roughly coextensive with southern Ontario, Canada. Formed in 1791 from the western half of the Province of Quebec (1763-1791), it joined Lower Canada in 1841 to form the Province of Canada (1841-1867).
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Upper Canada

n
1. (Placename) history (1791–1841) the official name of the region of Canada lying southwest of the Ottawa River and north of the lower Great Lakes. Compare Lower Canada
2. (Placename) (esp in E Canada) another name for Ontario
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Up′per Can′ada


n.
a former British province in Canada 1791–1840: now the S part of Ontario province.
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In counselling unity even at the price of political office, they had to overcome the counter-example of such notables as the Upper Canadian preacher and intellectual Egerton Ryerson, the old francophone radical Denis-Benjamin Viger and the rising young politician John A.
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