OHF Plaque - Ont Boundary Dispute - Kenora ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 49° 45.940 W 094° 29.494
15U E 392587 N 5513644
Quick Description: A plaque in downtown Kenora about the western boundary of Ontario. It's on the north side of Main Street between First and Second Streets in Kenora, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/19/2014 7:21:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMKZ4W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 1

Long Description:
If the federal government had been successful in 1881, Kenora and The Lake of Woods would have been in Manitoba.
~ text from marker ~
Ontario Boundary Dispute

When the Province of Ontario was established in 1867, no defined boundary separated it from the Hudson's Bay Company lands to the north and west. Canada's acquisition of these lands in 1869 raised the issue of provincial and federal jurisdictions and the ensuing dispute was submitted to arbitration. In 1878 a decision favourable to Ontario placed the western boundary at its present location and the northern at the English and Albany Rivers. The federal government rejected the award and in 1881 involved Manitoba by ruling that its eastern limit would be Ontario's still undetermined western boundary. The dispute was settled in 1884 when the Privy Council in Britain upheld the 1878 award.
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Building or Property Type: Unclassified Sites

County or Regional Municipality: Kenora

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