|Inference exercise, with some of my observations.|
Historica Canada, a non-profit organization promoting key stories in our history, created a 1 minute movie around this naming. Apparently, this happened in the year 1594, when the cross was erected. I am not sure if there were two separate events, but here are a couple of screen shots, from the video, and a link to the video on YouTube. You will notice some similarities between the painting and the screenshots below.
The placement of the cross is somewhat troubling because it scratches the surface of Canada's history of Colonialism. Colonialism, is a definition which we need to get into our history books. For our purposes, we should understand that what eventually became Canada, had a history of Colonialism.
The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.