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1 Canada 101 Presented by Jamie Caton: Consulate General of Canada in Denver and Karen Palmarini: Consulate General of Canada in Denver

2 What do Students know about Canada? Maple Maple Hockey Hockey Polar bears Polar bears Long cold winters Long cold winters Igloos Igloos Vast forest Vast forest What does it mean to be Canadian? What does it mean to be Canadian? I am Canadian commercial for Molson Beer

3 Overview Geography Geography Symbols Symbols Government Government Culture Culture Trade Relationship Trade Relationship

4 Basic Geography 2 nd largest country (after Russia) 2 nd largest country (after Russia) Canada is larger than the US by the size of Texas Canada is larger than the US by the size of Texas 10 Provinces, 3 Territories 10 Provinces, 3 Territories Total population appr 33 million (compared to US 300 million) Total population appr 33 million (compared to US 300 million) Capital: Ottawa Capital: Ottawa

5 Canada: a vast Territory

6 Time zones 6 Time zones across Canada

7 Provinces and Territories

8 Natural Resources Canada, 2001 Population Distribution 85%of population within 150 miles of Canada- US border 85%of population within 150 miles of Canada- US border

9 Symbols of Canada National Animal? National Animal? National Anthem? National Anthem? National Sport? National Sport? Oh Canada!

10 Symbols of Canada Cont Official Languages? Official Languages? Canadian flag? Canadian flag? Canadian Crest? Canadian Crest? Bonjour!

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12 Government Both Canada and the US are democracies are democracies have a written Constitution have a written Constitution and… Canadian Parliament American Congress

13 Government, cont. Both have a Head of Government who appoints members of Cabinet (e.g., Minister of Defence/Secretary of Defence) but…

14 Many Differences CANADA CANADA Prime Minister is not the Head of State Prime Minister is not the Head of State Prime Minister is elected by party – not people Prime Minister is elected by party – not people Prime Minister appoints elected Members of Parliament Prime Minister appoints elected Members of Parliament Prime Minister can stay in power for as many terms as he is elected Prime Minister can stay in power for as many terms as he is elected US The President is the head of State + the Head of Govt The President is the head of State + the Head of Govt The President is elected by people The President is elected by people The President appoints members from outside the government The President appoints members from outside the government The President is elected The President is elected for 4 yrs, for a max of 8 yrs

15 Differences, cont Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy Member of the British Commonwealth Member of the British Commonwealth Queen is Head of State Queen is Head of State Governor General represents the Queen Governor General represents the Queen His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Her Majesty the Queen, Elisabeth II

16 Elections Canadians do not vote for the Prime Minister Canadians do not vote for the Prime Minister Split between the executive and legislative branches of govt in US Split between the executive and legislative branches of govt in US Two major political parties in the US vs. several in Canada Two major political parties in the US vs. several in Canada

17 Popular Canadian Culture

18 Famous Canadians

19 Canada-US Trade in 2010 Largest and strongest trading relationship in the world 1 Million dollars of goods & services cross border every minute of every day 1 Million dollars of goods & services cross border every minute of every day 8 Million US jobs depend on trade with Canada. 8 Million US jobs depend on trade with Canada. 35,000 trucks + 35,000 trucks + almost 400,000 people cross border every day Source: Statistics Canada

20 Canada-US Trade cont Canada buys almost three times more from the United States than China does. Canada buys almost three times more from the United States than China does. The United States exports more to Canada than to China, Japan and the United Kingdom combined. The United States exports more to Canada than to China, Japan and the United Kingdom combined. Canada is the top export destination for 34 states, including Colorado Canada is the top export destination for 34 states, including Colorado Beyond buying and selling things to each other, Canadian and US companies make things together too. Through our integrated supply chains, products can cross our border multiple times before the finished product is ready for consumers. Ex: automobiles Beyond buying and selling things to each other, Canadian and US companies make things together too. Through our integrated supply chains, products can cross our border multiple times before the finished product is ready for consumers. Ex: automobiles

21 Canada-US Defence Ties Partners in North American defence, World Wars I and II, Korea, Gulf War, Bosnia, and Afghanistan Partners in North American defence, World Wars I and II, Korea, Gulf War, Bosnia, and Afghanistan Shared continental defence in NORAD (North American Aerospace Command) since 1958 Shared continental defence in NORAD (North American Aerospace Command) since 1958 Unique border security cooperation in intelligence sharing and joint law enforcement Unique border security cooperation in intelligence sharing and joint law enforcement Afghanistan Border Security N.O.R.A.D

22 Canada-Energy Relations Canada is the largest foreign supplier of US oil (since 1999) Canada is the largest foreign supplier of US oil (since 1999) Canada provides 90% of all US natural gas imports Canada provides 90% of all US natural gas imports Canada and the US share an integrated electricity grid Canada and the US share an integrated electricity grid Canada provides almost all the US electricity imports Canada provides almost all the US electricity imports

23 Shared Environment Shared waters, air, fisheries and wildlife Shared waters, air, fisheries and wildlife Partners in managing cross border parks, wilderness areas and sanctuaries Partners in managing cross border parks, wilderness areas and sanctuaries

24 Canada and Colorado Canada is Colorados largest export market Canada is Colorados largest export market Canada-US trade supports > 143,800 jobs Canada-US trade supports > 143,800 jobs 116 Canadian-owned companies employ 10,556 people in 304 locations in Colorado 116 Canadian-owned companies employ 10,556 people in 304 locations in Colorado -Energy: Encana, Suncor, Transcanada, Clining Mining / New Elk Mine, Enerplus -Information-Technology: Great West Life, Teletec, -Agriculture: Agrium Inc. -Goods: Coors-Molsom

25 Key Issues for Denver Consulate General

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27 Thank You! Merci!


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