from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- The Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, bordering on the Atlantic Ocean. They were politically distinct until joining the Canadian confederation in 1867.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun The Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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- noun the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
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Opening of the Intercolonial Railway, connecting Ontario with the Maritime Provinces; it was owned and operated by the government.
Though Halifax can boast of the first newspaper in Canada, now including the Maritime Provinces (the "Royal Gazette", 1752), the first Catholic periodical, "The Cross", was founded only in 1845, by the future Archbishop W. Walsh, and lasted till 1857.
In all three Maritime Provinces political and party controversy was little known for a generation after the Revolution.
He insisted particularly on a provision in the Act of Union that each of the Maritime Provinces have an executive councillor in the federal government.
It will thus be seen that the Maritime Provinces had four representatives out of thirteen members of the cabinet, and this proportion has generally been maintained since that time; so that the fears of those who anticipated that the provinces by the sea would not receive fair treatment in the distribution of high offices have proved to be groundless.
Under these circumstances the people of the Canadian provinces and of the Maritime Provinces had but few opportunities of seeing each other, and the people of all the provinces knew much more of their neighbours in the United States than they did of their fellow-colonists.
_The Maritime Provinces_, this was effected by Glooskap with tobacco-smoke from his pipe.
Until then - except the Maritime Provinces under Dutch rule - this country was known as Sinhale, which term did not imply a particular race but all the people who lived in the Kandyan kingdom.
When the Maritime Provinces, which sought union among themselves, met at the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, delegates from the other provinces of Canada attended.
Our Little Canadian Cousin of the Maritime Provinces