The Maritimes

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The Maritime provinces, or the Maritimes, is a region of Eastern Canada with three provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Along with Newfoundland and Labrador, they form Atlantic Canada.

Some people have proposed merging all three provinces into a single province called the Maritime Union.

Both Great Britain and France settled the area in the 17th century.[1] After the French and Indian War, the British ruled the entire area.[2] The Charlottetown Conference was held in 1864 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Conference was about the various colonies of British North America forming the Canadian Confederation.

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  1. James R. Csgood and Company, The Maritime Provinces; a handbook for travellers; a guide to the chief cities, coasts, and islands of the Maritme Provinces of Canada (Boston: Osgood, 1881), p. 92
  2. Daniel Judah Elazar, Covenant and Constitutionalism: The Great Frontier and the Matrix of Federal Democracy (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1998), p. 204