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Eastern Ontario (census population 1,603,625 in 2006) is a secondary region of Southern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario which lies in a wedge-shaped area between the Ottawa River and St. Lawrence River. It shares water boundaries with Quebec to the north and New York State to the east and south, as well as a small land boundary with the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region of Quebec to the east.

It includes the census divisions of the following: the counties of Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Lanark, Renfrew, Leeds and Grenville, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington; and the single-tier municipality of Ottawa.

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Kingston, Ontario, is a city in Canada located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin.

The central part of the city is located between the Cataraqui River to the east and the Little Cataraqui Creek to the West, with outlying areas extending in both directions. Kingston is the county seat of Frontenac County. According to the 2001 Canadian census, the population of the city proper was 114,195, while the population of the metropolitan area as a whole was 146,838 in 2001 (including Loyalist Township in the County of Lennox and Addington.)

Kingston is nicknamed the "Limestone City" because of the many historic buildings built from limestone. This also provides the name for the Limestone District School Board which serves Frontenac County and the County of Lennox and Addington.

Canadian Forces Base Kingston (CFB Kingston) houses CFSCE (Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics), the Canadian Forces' military communications training centre.


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Paul Joseph James Martin, PC, CC, QC (June 23, 1903 – September 14, 1992), often referred to as Paul Martin, Sr, was a noted Canadian politician. He was the father of Paul Martin (Jr.), who served as Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 - 2006. Martin was born in Ottawa, the son of Lumina (née Chouinard) and Joseph Philippe Ernest Martin. He was raised in Pembroke in the Ottawa Valley. He completed his university education at the University of Toronto, and earned his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Later, Martin studied at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, on a scholarship.

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Left to right - above the Ottawa River ) Alexandra Bridge ) Samuel de Champlain Statue ) glass section of the National Gallery of Canada ) pale building with turrets – Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel ) Rideau Canal Locks ) Parliament Hill – Parliament of Canada Building ) round shaped – Library of Parliament ) Peace Tower ) downtown buildings, offices ) circular roof structure – Ottawa Marriott Hotel ) above trees, grey with black roof – The Supreme Court of Canada Building

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