Presentation on theme: "By: Cody Daugherty. General Information Canada consists of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from."— Presentation transcript:
General Information Canada consists of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada has the second world’s largest country in area. Canada consists mostly of French and British natives and has a population of 34,773,000 people living in Canada today as of 2012.
Government Structure Canada is a democracy and is upheld through a parliamentary system within a constitutional monarchy. The Prime Minister is the official leader of Canada, and his/her job is to rule like our President by ruling fairly and treating his people with respect Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Economics Canada is one of the world's wealthiest nations, with a 2011 nominal GDP of approximately US$1.74 trillion. Canada also is one of the top ten trading nations. They also use the Canadian dollar represented as $C. The Canadian dollar is worth 99 cents in the U.S while in Canada an American dollar is worth $C1.01.
Customs of Canada Canada celebrates Thanksgiving and Halloween as we in the U.S do. On Christmas however, there is a tradition called mummering in which adults and children dress up in Mismatched clothing and cover their faces. They would go around house by house singing and dancing. Another tradition celebrated in some parts of the country is on November 5 when they celebrate the Guy Fawke’s Night.
Languages The primary languages in Canada are French and English. The phrase “Bonjour” is hello in English. The phrase “Bone nuit” is good night in English. The phrase “Ami” is friend in English.
Canada’s military is formed as one called the Canadian Armed forces. This is divided up by three parts: Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force. Canada’s military is voluntary just as the U.S is. However if there is soldiers needed they will hold a draft for the military which is mandatory. Both men and women can serve in the military. You can enter the military in Canada by the age of 17.
Transportation Truck transportation is the primary transportation system of Canada. Canada does have public transportation including trains, canals, boats, and bus transportation. You'll probably need a calculator. The prices you see for gas in Canada are for a liter of gas. A US gallon is 3.79 liters. So if the gas costs $1.04 per liter, multiply that by 3.79 and the equivalent price in US gallons would be $3.94 a gallon. Right now the Canadian and US dollars are more or less equal so I wouldn't bother trying to figure out the price in $US.