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  Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is a federal constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, and defines itself as a bilingual and multicultural nation; both English and French are official languages.
Canada was a major front in the War of 1812 between the United States and British Empire and its successful defence had important long-term effects on Canada, including the building of a sense of unity and nationalism among British North Americans.
Canada's two official languages, English and French, are the mother tongues of 59.7% and 23.2% of the population, respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canada   (5659 words)

Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm that formally recognizes Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada.
Canada's official national sports are ice hockey (winter) and lacrosse (summer), however, hockey is considerably more a part of Canadian culture, and is by far the most popular spectator sport in the country.
Canada is known for its vast forests and mountain ranges, and the animals that reside within them, such as moose, caribou, beavers, polar bears, grizzly bears, Canada goose and the common loon.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/canada.html   (5540 words)

 Canada (08/06)
Canada joined the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990 and hosted the OAS General Assembly in Windsor in June 2000, and the third Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001.
Canada is a significant source for the United States of marijuana, as well as precursor chemicals and over-the-counter drugs that are used to produce illicit synthetic drugs.
Canada's importance to the United States is not just a border-state phenomenon: Canada is the leading export market for 39 of the 50 U.S. States, and ranked in the top three for another 8 States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2089.htm   (4117 words)

 Volleyball Canada
Canada’s Annie Martin (Sherbrooke, QC) and Kara Zakrzewski (Etobicoke, ON) were the victors, taking the gold from Sweden’s Sara Uddstahi and Karin Lundquist 21-16, 21-19, while fellow Canucks Sarah Hogarth and Sara Pothaar of Toronto defeated Italy’s Silvia Fanella and Cristiana Giovannini 21-17, 21-13 to capture the bronze.
Canada’s Mark Heese (Toronto, ON) and Rich Van Huizen (Langley, BC) took advantage of their "lucky loser" free pass into the main draw of the Swatch-FIVB Beach Volley World Tour stop in Poland to finish the event with a team-best 9th place today.
Canada’s Martin Reader and Jessi Lelliott of Toronto, ON captured the bronze medal this weekend at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Challenger event at Geroskipou Beach, Cyprus.
www.volleyball.ca   (2659 words)

Canada is a federation of ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon, and as of April 1, 1999, Nunavut).
Canada was taken for France in 1534 by Jacques Cartier.
At that time the population of Canada was almost entirely French, but in the next few decades, thousands of British colonists emigrated to Canada from the British Isles and from the American colonies.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107386.html   (2130 words)

 CIC Canada | Main Menu
Canada’s official source of immigration and citizenship information
Canada’s citizenship and immigration programs help build a community of citizens respected throughout the world.
Communities across Canada play an important role in settling immigrants and refugees.
www.cic.gc.ca /english/index.html   (266 words)

 Canada Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Those expecting Canada to be a blander version of the USA should check their assumptions at the door.
Canada's wild northern frontier, which has etched itself into the national psyche, and its distinct patchwork of peoples have created a country that is decidedly different from its brash neighbour.
It's the edginess between Canada's indigenous, French and British traditions that gives the nation its complex three-dimensional character.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/north-america/canada   (333 words)

 Robert Fulford's column about the Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples
That broadcast convinced many Chinese Canadians that significant elements in Canada automatically consider them outsiders and, over the years, I have several times heard it called a turning point in their self-awareness.
The Chinese Canadians were not organized nationally until the protests against CTV evolved into the Chinese Canadian National Council for Equality, an educational and lobbying organization.
The Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples, a work of ethnic history, symbolizes the new Canada created in recent decades, a place where that W5 item sounds like no more than a bad memory.
www.robertfulford.com /Encyclopedia.html   (889 words)

 Rugby Canada : Home Page
On Thursday, August 31st, international women’s rugby will be shown live on television across Canada.
Canada versus New Zealand, live from Ellerslie Rugby Park in Edmonton marking the start of the 2006 Women’s...
Canada has drawn New Zealand as their first opponents in the tournament.
www.rugbycanada.ca   (399 words)

 Ethnologue report for Canada
Québécois is in Quebec, Franco-Ontariens in Ontario, Acadian is in Caraquet, Shippagan, the east coast of New Brunswick, pockets in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
[haa] 7 or 8 in Canada (1997 Krauss).
In Canada, 1,500 are in mainland Nova Scotia, 4,000 on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, 800 on Prince Edward Island and Lennox Island, 4,550 on the east coast of New Brunswick, 3,150 on the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, 200 in Newfoundland.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Canada   (2523 words)

 Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Canadian National Flag was adopted by the Canadian Parliament on October 22, 1964 and was proclaimed into law by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (the Queen of Canada) on February 15, 1965.
The "Royal Union Flag" (British Union Flag) is a current "official" flag of Canada per act of parliament of December 18, 1964, to "show allegiance to the crown and as a symbol of Canadian membership in the Commonwealth".
Within Canada "Royal Union Flag" is the official title (i.e., by government regulation) of the flag when displayed by the Canadian government, (i.e., to mark our membership in the Commonwealth or allegiance to the Crown).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ca.html   (3011 words)

 National Anthem: O Canada
Lavallée was, in fact, known as "Canada's national musician" and it was on this account that he was asked to compose the music for a poem written by Judge Adolphe-Basile Routhier.
English Canada in general probably first heard "O Canada" when school children sang it when the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall (later King George V and Queen Mary) toured Canada in 1901.
Calixa Lavallée was born in Verchères, Canada East, on December 28, 1842, the son of Augustin Lavallée, a woodcutter and flsmith, who became an instrument repairman, bandleader and music teacher.
www.pch.gc.ca /progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/anthem_e.cfm   (2878 words)

 The Conference Board of Canada Home Page
Canada's Hub Cities: A Driving Force of the National Economy
Profits in Canada’s aerospace industry are expected to double in 2006, thanks to rising shipment levels and demand from new markets.
Canada’s socio-economic performance is slipping in comparison with other developed countries.
www.conferenceboard.ca   (361 words)

 SLAM! Sports - Soccer
Christine Sinclair and Martina Franco scored as Canada's women's soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to 10 games Tuesday in a 2-2 tie with France.
Canada scored in the 42nd minute to upset France in a women's international friendly Saturday evening.
Lucania left little question as to who was the dominant senior soccer team here in Manitoba, and next month they'll try to show the rest of the country.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Soccer/Canada/home.html   (185 words)

 Statistics Canada - Canada's national statistical agency profiling Canada's business, economy and society.
Statistics Canada - Canada's national statistical agency profiling Canada's business, economy and society.
The first increase in spending in a year and a half by American travellers in Canada more than offset the jump to record spending by Canadians in both the United States and overseas in the second quarter.
As a result, Canada's international travel deficit fell to $1.8 billion.
www.statcan.ca /start.html   (127 words)

 - Home - Bank of Canada
Bank of Canada Announces the Recipients of its 2006 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence
Bank of Canada releases 2007 schedule of dates for its policy interest rate announcements
In 2000, the Bank of Canada adopted a system of eight pre-set dates per year on which it announces its key interest rate.
www.bankofcanada.ca /en   (135 words)

 Welcome - Transport Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Government of Canada has instituted new security measures in airports to protect Canadians and combat terrorism.
In light of these new measures the government wishes to remind all air travellers that liquids, gels or aerosols are not permitted to be carried on board an aircraft, including in carry-on baggage.
The three elements of my expanded portfolio — transportation, infrastructure and communities — are a point of convergence for some of the most important issues facing Canada today: the productivity of our economy; transportation safety and security; environmental sustainability; and the quality of life in our cities and communities.
www.tc.gc.ca /en/menu.htm   (297 words)

 Infobel World - Telephone Directories
Search for people or business in canada (also blue pages for british columbia).
Directory of tollfree numbers in Canada, from the Yellow Pages Group.
Canada nationwide alphabetic directory of over 10 million business and residential (people) listings.
www.infobel.com /teldir/teldir.asp?page=/eng/namc/ca   (180 words)

 Badminton Canada's Home Page
Congratulations to the selected team of athletes that will be representing Canada at the 2006 World Badminton Championships in Spain....
All Badminton Canada sanctioned events will now be using the 21 point, rally point, scoring system effective immediately.
The new scoring became official International Badminton Federation law in May and by Badminton Canada By-Law 8.8 "The Laws or Regulations of Badminton as established by the International Badminton Federation shall be enforced by the Corporation and each Member Association".
www.badminton.ca   (293 words)

Canada's largest legal database provider, Quicklaw has over 1000 searchable databases and bulletin boards of full text judgments from all court levels and many administrative tribunals in Canada, as well as full text databases of legislation, tax and news.
Site provides access to the official publications of Parliament as well as to general information about the role, history, proceedings and activities of the Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament.
The site is maintained by Dave Roberts, a lawyer admitted in the US, Canada and England.
www.washlaw.edu /forint/america/canada.html   (552 words)

Pierre Elliot Trudeau was prime minister of Canada from 1968 to 1984.
He spent the rest of his life in Canada and when he died there were only 150 settlers in Quebec.
He brought back to Canada information about where it went and what the conditions were like.
www.angelfire.com /ks/sideburnz/canada.html   (435 words)

 Canadiana -- The Canadian Resource Page
Debates of the House of Commons of Canada (Hansard)
Supreme Court of Canada decisions (courtesy the Supreme Court of Canada and the Centre de recherche en droit public of the Université de Montréal)
Canada at War: The Valour and the Horror
www.cs.cmu.edu /Unofficial/Canadiana/README.html   (518 words)

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