Bill 66 2006
An Act to name
the General Brock Parkway
Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812) was a British soldier with a distinguished career behind him when he came to Canada in 1802 to take over command in Quebec. Subsequently, he moved to Upper Canada where he became Lieutenant Governor a few years later.
If it hadn't been for Isaac Brock, the American forces would have taken Upper Canada during the war of 1812. He valiantly rallied settlers and, with a small force of Regulars, Native Peoples and militia, defeated General Hull at Detroit without firing a single shot. A few weeks later at Niagara, Isaac Brock again defeated the Americans but was shot and died while leading a charge against the enemy in the hope of turning the tide of battle in his favour. To the English Canadians, Brock's impulsiveness on this occasion was a minor flaw, and he symbolized everything that was good in the British character.
Isaac Brock was a patriot and a soldier, fighting for hearth and home, for flag and country. His ideas were always high, his aspirations noble. In 1854, a 185 foot monument was erected in Queenston Heights, Ontario, which contains the General's grave. Highway 405 passes just south of this site.
It is fitting that Highway 405 be renamed the General Brock Parkway.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
General Brock Parkway
1. Highway 405 is hereby named the General Brock Parkway.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the General Brock Parkway Act, 2006.
The purpose of the Bill is to rename Highway 405 the General Brock Parkway.