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  Provinces and territories of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that a province is a creation of the Constitution Act, while a territory is created by federal law.
Provinces have a great deal of power relative to the federal government, with jurisdiction over health care, education, welfare, transportation (intra-provincial), and the like.
In most provinces, the single house of the legislature is known as the Legislative Assembly except in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, where it is called the House of Assembly, and Quebec where it is called the National Assembly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_province   (845 words)

 Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canadian citizenship was first distinguished from British in 1947; judicial appeals to the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ended in 1949.
To the north of this region is the broad Canadian Shield, an area of rock scoured clean by the last ice age, thinly soiled, rich in minerals, and dotted with lakes and rivers—over 60% of the world's lakes are in Canada.
The use of the maple leaf as a Canadian symbol dates back to the early 18th century, and is depicted on its current and previous flags, the penny, and on the coat of arms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canada   (5446 words)

 Canadian provinces and territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The major difference betweena Canadian province and a Canadian territory is that a province is a creation of the Constitution Act, while a territory is created by federal law.
Provinces have a great deal of power relative to the federal government, having a large measure of control over spending onsocial programs such as medicare, education, employment insurance, and the like.
In most provinces, the single house of the legislature is known as the Legislative Assembly except in Newfoundland and Labrador where it is called the House of Assembly, and in Quebec where it is called the National Assembly.
www.therfcc.org /canadian-provinces-and-territories-3727.html   (425 words)

 The Daily, Wednesday, July 14, 2004. Study: Variation in Literacy Skills among Canadian Provinces
This new study, Variation in Literacy Skills among Canadian Provinces, examines the large variation of the average literacy skills of 15-year-old students among the provinces.
The average for Alberta, the highest-scoring province, was comparable to that of Finland, which had the highest literacy of all of the OECD countries.
Provinces differed considerably in the relative literacy performance among schools with students of differing socio-economic backgrounds.
www.statcan.ca /Daily/English/040714/d040714b.htm   (501 words)

 List of Canadian provinces and territories - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The major difference between a Canadian province and a Canadian territory is that a province is a creation of the Constitution Act, while a territory is created by federal law.
Provinces have a great deal of power relative to the federal government, having a large measure of control over spending on social programs such as medicare, education, employment insurance, and the like.
Provincial legislatures are unicameral, having no Senate, and operate on a procedure similar to that of the Canadian House of Commons.
openproxy.ath.cx /ca/Canadian_provinces_and_territories.html   (277 words)

 Canadian provinces playing tax-credit tag
Province is facing off against province, each taking stabs at the other, drawing blood.
The province was responding to increased pressure from the film industry in Ontario, which had staged a rally earlier in December urging Ontario's Liberal government to keep a campaign promise.
The city of Toronto is planning to peg the Canadian dollar at 78 cents American for all city services used in the film industry as a type of "floating discount" to guarantee certainty of cost.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/columns/on_location_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000761156   (586 words)

 The Canada Page
The GDP for Canada in 1992 (recession year) was (in Canadian Dollars) $668.5 Billion.
Multiculturalism (as opposed to the melting pot ideology) was officially recognized in 1988 with the Multiculturalism Act.
In 1991: 16.1 Canadians had a mother tongue of English, 6.5 million had a mother tongue of French (many Canadians had another mother tongue but spoke one or both official languages.
www.thecanadapage.org /Canadian_Facts.htm   (1011 words)

 Canadian provinces move toward privatizing healthcare | csmonitor.com
Indeed, premiers from all 10 provinces blame the federal Liberal Party government for the state of the system, and are forming a council, expected to be operational on May 1, to take that argument to the people.
The three provinces feel buffered by statements from Canadian Health Minister Anne McLellan, who has said that the national Liberal Party government is not opposed to more private hospitals.
Yet the same poll found that 75 percent of Canadians were willing to make "compromises," such as paying higher taxes to ensure that all Canadians have equal access to healthcare.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0228/p07s02-woam.html   (881 words)

 Geographical Names of Canada - Canada, Provinces & Territories: The naming of their capital cities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
For many years it was thought to stem from a Huron word translated as "a place of meeting"; however, recent scholarship indicates that it may be of Mohawk origin.
Metropolitan Winnipeg, an amalgamation of neighbouring municipalities, was created November 1, 1960, and reorganized as the city of Winnipeg, January 1, 1972.
The fort is reputed to have been named by William Tomison for Edmonton, now part of metropolitan London, England, in honour of the birthplace of John Peter Pruden, a clerk of the Hudson's Bay Company.
geonames.nrcan.gc.ca /education/cap_e.php   (1013 words)

 Eight Canadian Provinces Say Stop Gun Registry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Justice ministers from all but two Canadian provinces want the government to stop work on the national gun registry, calling it a waste of money, the National Post reported Jan. 7.
The provinces have called on Martin Cauchon, the federal justice minister, to halt the firearms-registration program until a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis can be conducted.
The provinces, including Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador, said the money would be better spent on police officers and crime prevention.
www.jointogether.org /gv/news/summaries/reader/0,2061,556057,00.html   (309 words)

 CUPE tells Goodale: quit starving the provinces (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
All four of these example provinces (as well as others) are responding to their fiscal pressures and the inadequacies of the equalization system by cutting public services, reducing public sector jobs and targeting public sector wages.
All provinces and the territories are united in recommending a return to the ten-province formula.
CUPE and our community partners support the recommendation by the provinces that a fair formula for equalization must be based on the actual fiscal capacity of all provinces, including provinces like Alberta that are blessed with great natural resource wealth.
www.cupe.ca /www/373/ART4072faec0328e   (2024 words)

 Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources
The first undergraduate Canadian Studies programme was established at Mount Allison University in 1969 with an endowment from Edgar and Dorothy Davidson of Montreal; the first director was George F.G. Stanley (1907-2002), a distinguished historian and author, and designer of the country's maple leaf flag.
Anita Cannon's Canadian Government Information on the Internet is a comprehensive gateway to federal, provincial, territorial and municipal government Web sites, while Iza Laponce's Canadian Politics on the Internet and Bibliography of Canadian Politics and Society provide invaluable access to a wide spectrum of electronic and print sources in the field.
However, these forces are also serving to keep Canadian Studies a vibrant discipline, both at home and abroad, and are providing Canadian writers, artists, academics, journalists, and foreign observers with abundant opportunities for discourse on the evolving nature of this still enigmatic northern land.
www.iccs-ciec.ca /blackwell.html   (8517 words)

 Learn Canadian Provinces and Capitals - Free Software
Learn the provinces and territories of Canada and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game.
Seeing a picture is better, and moving the provinces around on a map is better still.
Put in the provinces with their borders shown on the background to learn quickly.
www.yourchildlearns.com /puzzle_canada.htm   (263 words)

 Canadian Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Canadian Flag: Given Canada's two founding nations, the French and the British, it should not be surprising that the Maple Leaf flag is not always popular in Quebec.
Canadian Police Association * L'Association canadienne des policiers et policières are advocates of the interests of police and of law and order.
The new kid, successor to the REFORM PARTY, is the Canadian Alliance which is trying unite conservative interests in Canada and overcome the obstacles which REFORM faced in Ontario (with nearly 1/3 of the seats in the House of Commons).
www.fredonia.edu /department/polisci/canada.htm   (3477 words)

Each Canadian province and territory is also outlined, as well as general information about the society and economy.
Canadian Genealogy and History--Provides an excellent gateway to virtually all that is available on the Internet (close to 2,000 listings) on the subject of Canadian history.
Canadian Resources On The WWW--Subjects include place names and maps, Canadian symbols, weather in Canada, and Canadian inventors.
www.tms.riverview.wednet.edu /lrc/canada.htm   (2262 words)

 CBC News: Nova Scotia legalizes same-sex marriages
Applause broke out in the Halifax courtroom as the Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruling made the province the sixth jurisdiction in Canada to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Nova Scotia is the first Atlantic province to allow the marriages.
In New Brunswick, meanwhile, Attorney General Brad Green says his province won't recognize any marriage other than those between a man and a woman until the federal law is changed.
www.cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2004/09/24/samesex_ns040924.html   (494 words)

 FactsCanada.ca — Home Page
One of FactsCanada.ca's Canadian subscribers, Russ Crossley, has had one of his works of fiction published for the first time.
I have researched and found some interesting discrepancies for each province or territory with respect to the flower they have chosen as an emblem.
Nova Scotia was the first province to adopt a provincial flower in 1901.
www.factscanada.ca   (845 words)

 ABC News: Canadian provinces can sue Big Tobacco--high court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday unanimously upheld the right of provinces to sue the tobacco industry for the health costs of smoking, clearing the way for claims that could total C$80 billion.
But because Canadian provinces pay for health-care costs of all residents, not just those of the poor and elderly as is the case in the United States, there is the potential for higher per capita claims.
The court rejected the tobacco firms' arguments that the British Columbia law might unfairly cover the costs of smoking diseases contracted outside the province and that it violated judicial independence and the general rule of law.
abcnews.go.com /Health/wireStory?id=1171174   (430 words)

 University of Waterloo Library & Wilfrid Laurier University Library. Government Information. Other Canadian Provinces ...
Search results also include the text of the report, along with "Note Up"'s: indications of when the case was used in other court decisions.
The Directory does not rank firms or practitioners, but it does outline which firms and practitioners are regarded as leaders in a particular areas.
Find case law from each province or the major decisions from the Supreme Court, the Federal Court, the Tax Court and the Competition Tribunal.
www.tug-libraries.on.ca /gp/dl_provinces.html   (645 words)

 Canadian Provinces and Territories
Canada consists of 13 political divisions: 10 provinces and 3 territories.
The major difference between a Canadian province and a Canadian territory is that a province is a creation of the Constitution Act (17 April 1982), while a territory is created by federal law.
A nonprofit organization whose purpose is to foster the arts of the province.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/countries_canada.htm   (1121 words)

 2. Population of Canadian Provinces
The population of Newfoundland and Labrador declined for the second consecutive census period.
In 2001, 79.4% of Canadians lived in an urban centre of 10,000 people or more, compared with 78.5% in 1996.
One can easily see that most Canadians live in Ontario and Quebec and the rest are spread over the other provinces and territories.
www.canadainfolink.ca /charttwo.htm   (338 words)

 AllRefer.com - Maritime Provinces, Canada (Canadian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Maritime Provinces, Canada (Canadian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
You are here : AllRefer.com > Reference > Encyclopedia > Canadian Political Geography > Maritime Provinces
Maritime Provinces or Maritimes, Canada, term applied to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, which before the formation of the Canadian confederation (1867) were politically distinct from Canada proper.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/MaritimeP.html   (144 words)

 A virtual Travel Guide to Canada
Information on the Canadian economy, includes links to key Canadian economic indicators for the last ten years.
Canadian The national representative organization of the First Nations in Canada.
Canadian and international links selected by the VRL staff, Toronto Public Library.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/canada.htm   (1484 words)

 Strictly Canadian Sites
There are maps for each province as well as different maps of Canada.
An interactive map that shows the capital city and province name when you move your cursor over that section of the map.
At the bottom of the page you can link to other provinces as well to find out about the first nations groups in those provinces.
www.fvsd.ab.ca /stm/strictly_canadian_sites.htm   (1285 words)

 Learn Canadian Provinces and Territories, k-12 outreach, Canadian-American Center
Visit each page to see helpful ways for you to remember the name, the shape, and the flag of each province and territory.
Hyperlinks connect to places of interest in each province or territory.
Here is a great way to remember the order of the provinces and territories west to east.
www.umaine.edu /canam/k-12outreach/LrnProv/prov.htm   (158 words)

 CNN.com - Ophelia heads for Canadian provinces - Sep 17, 2005
Forecasters said Ophelia is beginning to lose tropical characteristics, and all maritime warnings were discontinued at around midday Saturday for the coast of Massachusetts.
The storm is still intense enough, however, that the Canadian Hurricane Center late Friday issued a tropical storm warning for portions of southwestern Nova Scotia.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions, including winds of at least 39 mph (62 kph), are expected in the warning area over the next 24 hours.
www.cnn.com /2005/WEATHER/09/17/ophelia/index.html   (469 words)

 Canadian Provinces
This data set is a polygon shapefile of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Arcs for each province were downloaded along with Nunavut.
The Canadian border with the United States was edgematched with the 1:2,000,000 United States shapefile used by NWS (us_state).
www.nws.noaa.gov /geodata/catalog/national/metadata/province.htm   (298 words)

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