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It might be worth stating why it was called "Lower Canada" despite being geographically to the north of Upper Canada. My understanding is that the Ottawa River was considered the border between the two regions, but I don't have a source. --Eponym 04:46, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
British called it lower, cuz you went down the river I think, though in my text book, it was becuase the british invaders wanted to make the quebcers feel bad. :( --Adam Wang 02:51, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
The reason the French-Canadian region was called "Lower Canada" (later Canada East) was in fact called "Lower Canada due to its position downriver from "Upper Canada". I will expand this stub once I can get all of my facts in order, and make coherent sentences. dm01 22:00, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
This declaration was issued by Patriotes who at that time were exiles living in the United States, so the Republic of Lower Canada never existed within the actual geographical confines of Lower Canada, only as a declaration, and only reflected the wishes of a small subset of those who participated in the rebellion. Therefore, it is misleading to say "the state did not last" since the it never existed. Also, I don't believe that Lower Canada qualifies as a "Unrecognized or largely-unrecognized state" since this category appears to be intended to describe states currently in existence which have little or no international recognition; Lower Canada was recognized while it existed. --Big_iron 18:21, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Lower Canada still a legally admissible name for Quebec?
I have removed this from the article, as it seems dubious, and its sourcing sounds like OR. Could someone with more expertise than myself in legal matters opine on the valdity of this?
Lower Canada also remains a legally valid, if deprecated, name for the Province of Quebec under section 138 of the Constitution Act, 1867, which reads:
"From and after the Union the Use of the Words "Upper Canada", instead of "Ontario," or "Lower Canada" instead of "Quebec," in any Deed, Writ, Process, Pleading, Document, Matter, or Thing shall not invalidate the same."