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The First Provincial Parliament   1792

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. The First Provincial Parliament   1792 Marker
Inscription.  On September 17, 1792, Colonel John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, opened in this community, then the capital, the first provincial parliament. The legislature consisted of an appointed Legislative Council and an elected Legislative Assembly. Its opening marked the introduction of a form of representative government into this province. Previously, both the French and British regimes had been directed by a royal governor advised by an appointed council of officials and prominent citizens. This first parliament held all its sittings in “Newark”, as Simcoe had re-named Niagara, but the second was summoned to meet in 1797 at York (Toronto), the new seat of government.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Location. 43° 15.349′ N, 79° 4.185′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Byron Street, on the right when traveling north on King Street. Marker is at the northwest corner
The First Provincial Parliament   1792 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. The First Provincial Parliament   1792 Marker
of Simcoe Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bicentennial of First Parliament (within shouting distance of this marker); John Graves Simcoe (within shouting distance of this marker); First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara Historical Society (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Upper Canada Gazette, or American Oracle (about 90 meters away); Niagara Agricultural Society (about 120 meters away); Town of Niagara (about 120 meters away); St. Mark’s Church (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Government & Politics
 
Marker in Simcoe Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Marker in Simcoe Park
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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