On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
British Columbia joins the confederation.
Dutch: of uncertain origin, possibly from slagt ‘slaughtering (of animals)’, hence an occupational name for a slaughterer, or a derogatory nickname from a variant of sleght, slecht ‘bad’, ‘evil’, ‘wicked’