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.
Scottish: habitational name from Brodie Castle in Moray. The place name is probably from Gaelic brothach ‘muddy place’ rather than bruthach ‘steep place’.