Discover Canada Study Guide – Regions of Canada​

Regions The Atlantic Provinces Central Canada The Prairie Provinces The West Coast The Northern Territories National Capital Region (NCR) = Ottawa (located on Ottawa River). Ottawa = 4th largest metropolitan area (4700 sq km) 10 provinces and 3 territories Population of Canada ~ 34 million people Atlantic region = Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s), Prince Edward […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide – Economy of Canada​

In 1988, Canada enacted North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with US. Mexico joined in 1994. Service (75% of Canadians), Manufacturing, Natural Resources = Canada’s Three Main Types of Industries Largest trading partner = USA Canada and US have the world’s largest undefended border. Over 3/4th of Canadian exports is for the USA The Peace […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide – Symbols of Canada

The Crown has been a symbol of the state in Canada for 400 years The Crown is a symbol of government, including Parliament, the legislatures, the courts, police services and the Canadian Forces. The red-white-red pattern comes from the flag of the Royal Military College, Kingston, founded in 1876 Red and white are national colours […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide – Government of Canada (2/2)​

Constitutional Monarchy = Head of State is a hereditary Sovereign (Queen or King), who reigns in accordance with the Constitution: the rule of law Governor General represents the sovereign | Appointed by the sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister for 5 years Lieutenant Governor represents the sovereign in provinces | Appointed by the […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide – Government of Canada (1/2)

Canada is a Federal State, a Parliamentary Democracy and a Constitutional Monarchy Federal government = matters of national and international concern (defence, foreign policy, interprovincial trade and communications, currency, navigation, criminal law and citizenship) Provincial Government = education, health, natural resources, property and civil rights, and highways Federal government and the provinces share jurisdiction over […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide – Notable Canadian figures

Novelists / Poets = Stephen Leacock, Louis Hémon, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Pauline Johnson, Émile Nelligan, Robertson Davies, Margaret Laurence and Mordecai Richler Musicians = Sir Ernest MacMillan and Healey Willan Writers = Joy Kogawa, Michael Ondaatje and Rohinton Mistry Group of Seven | Found in 1920 | style of painting to capture the rugged […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide – History of Canada (Part 2 / 2)

First representative assembly in Halifax, NS in 1758 | PEI in 1773 | NB in 1785 Constitutional Act = 1791 | divided Province of Quebec to Upper Canada (Ontario) & Lower Canada (Quebec) Constitutional Act of 1791 granted, for the first time to the Canadas, legislative assemblies elected by the people “Canada” became the official […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide – History of Canada (Part 1 / 2)

Peace, Order, and Good Government comes from British North America Act (1867) Songwriters called Canada “Great Dominion” Founding peoples = Aboriginal, French, British Aboriginal people migrated from Asia thousands of years ago. Territorial rights were first guaranteed through the Royal Proclamation of 1763 by King George III 1800 – 1980 => Aboriginal children in residential […]

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Discover Canada Study Guide – Introduction​

Sources of Canadian Law = laws passed by Parliament and the provincial legislatures, English common law, the civil code of France and the unwritten constitution that we have inherited from Great Britain Combined all above = Magna Carta / Great Charter of Freedoms (1215 AD) Habeas corpus = Right to challenge unlawful detention by the […]

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