The First Meeting of the Executive Council of Upper Canada

The First Meeting of the Executive Council of Upper Canada (HM2L9C)

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La Première Réunion du Conseil Exécutif du Haut-Canada

Because of the Loyalist influx into the western part of Quebec after the American Revolution, the province was divided into Upper and Lower Canada (now Ontario and Quebec). The Constitutional Act of 1791 provided for representative government in each of the new provinces. On July 8, 1792, John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, met his Executive Council in St. George's Church which once occupied this site. In the following three weeks the Council divided the province into counties and allocated representation to the Assembly that was to meet at Newark (later Niagara-on-the-Lake) in September.
À la suite de l'arrivée en masse des loyalistes, la province de Québec fut divisée en deux : le Haut-Canada et le Bas-Canada (maintenant l'Ontario et le Québec). L'Acte constitutionnel de 1791 introduisit le système parlementaire dans chacune province. Le 8 juillet 1792, John Graves Simcoe, lieutenant-gouverneur du Haut-Canada, réunit son Conseil exécutif en l'église St. George qui occupait auparavant ces lieux. Au cours des trois semaines qui suivirent, le Conseil répartit

la province en comtés et établit le mode de représentation de la population à l'Assemblée qui devait se réunir à Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) en septembre.
HM NumberHM2L9C
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed1923
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 381660 N 4898482
Decimal Degrees44.22996667, -76.48176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.798', W 76° 28.906'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 47.88" N, 76° 28' 54.36" W
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