The Canadian Transportation System

The Canadian Transportation System Modes of Transportation There are five principal modes of transportation in Canada: water, rail, motor carrier, air and pipeline. Water Transportation Water transportation is generally used for the movement of bulk commodities of relatively low value per tone, such as coal, ore, grain, gravel and salt. Water transportation may be separated into three general categories: ocean transportation, inland water […]

Transit Systems in Canadian Towns and Cities

Transit Systems in Canadian Towns and Cities Most Canadian cities and major towns have an efficient public transport system, and good cycle paths are found in urban areas. A large network of buses provides the main transport network for urban areas but other modes of transport are available. For example, Toronto has the Subway, Montreal […]

Government and politics of Canada

Government and politics of Canada Government: In Canada, there are three levels of government. Each level of government has different responsibilities. Federal government (the Government of Canada) – Responsible for things that affect the whole country, such as citizenship and immigration, national defence and trade with other countries. Provincial and territorial governments (for example, the Province of […]

Commercial law in Canada

Trade Regulations of Canada Trade Policy Canada maintains a liberal trade regime. There are no foreign exchange restrictions, and import licenses are only required for a limited number of goods. Imports are generally subject to import duties. Import licenses are required for items regulated under the Export and Import Permits Act. The Act lists various […]

Industry of Canada

Industry of Canada Industry Canada has a broad and diverse mandate to help make Canadian industry more productive and competitive in the global economy, thus improving the economic and social well-being of Canadians. In support of this mandate, Industry Canada uses its financial and human resources to develop, implement and Oversee a wide variety of […]

Geography of Canada

Geography of Canada The Dominion of Can­ada comprises the whole northern half of the North American continent except the United States territory of Alaska, and Labrador [Labrador was added to Canada in 1949, following the Union of Newfoundland with Canada], a dependency of the colony of Newfoundland. It also includes all the large islands off the coast […]

Economy of Canada

Economy of Canada resembles the US in its market-oriented economic system, pattern of production, and high living standards. Since World War II, the impressive growth of the manufacturing, mining, and service sectors has transformed the nation from a largely rural economy into one primarily industrial and urban. Canada has a large oil and natural gas […]

Agricultural Markets and Trade Canada

Agricultural Markets and Trade Canada Since the Second World War, increases in income and the prevalence of dual-income families, together with the broad ethnic mix in the country’s population as well as desires for food variety and healthy foods, have contributed to increased demand for pre-prepared or convenience foods, ethnic foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. […]

Canada: Introduction

Canada Formal Name Canada Short form of Name Canada Capital Ottawa NO of Provinces 400 Official Languages English, French Population 35,881,659 Currency Canadian dollar Term for Citizen(s) Canadian Independence 1 July 1867 (union of British North American colonies); 11 December 1931 (recognized by UK per Statute of Westminster) Country Telephone Code +1 Major Cities Toronto (4.5 […]
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