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Eastern Canada, defined politically.
Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces) is generally considered to be the region of Canadamarker east of Manitobamarker, consisting of the following provinces:

Ontario and Quebec comprise Central Canada, while the other provinces constitute Atlantic Canadamarker. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island are also known as the Maritime Provinces.


The Canadian Press defines Eastern Canada as everything east of and including Thunder Baymarker, Ontariomarker.


The total population of this region is about 22,507,099, or about 70% of Canada's population. Most of the population resides in Ontario and Quebec.

Largest Metropolitan Areas


At the federal political level, Eastern Canada is typically considered to be a stronghold for the Liberal Party, with the majority of its support in recent elections coming from this region. A notable exception is in Quebec and East End Montrealmarker, which usually strongly supports the Bloc Québécois.

There are major exceptions, particularly in most cities except Toronto and Montreal, and in the rural areas of these provinces, where support for the Conservative Party is strong.

Eastern Canada is represented by 213 Members of Parliament (106 in Ontario, 75 in Quebec and 32 in the Atlantic Provinces) and 78 senators.

See also


  1. Canadian Press Style Guide. Canadian Press. 1995. p.471

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