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1 Chapter 8 Section 1 Notes CANADA

2 Regions of Canada The Atlantic Provinces -Newfoundland
-Prince Edward Island -Nova Scotia -New Brunswick - Often called “The Maritimes” because of their close ties with the sea

3 Regions of Canada Offshore from these provinces was some of the world’s richest fishing areas. However, because of overfishing Cod fishing was suspended in 1992. Forestry and farming are also important to this region Tourism and offshore oil extraction have become important to the economy as well.

4 Regions of Canada The Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Provinces Ontario
Quebec Economies of Ontario and Quebec are based on farming, forestry, mining and manufacturing Montreal is Quebec’s largest city

5 The Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Provinces Continued
Made up of 3 landscape areas. 1. The Canadian Shield- very barren 2. The Hudson Bay Lowlands- swampy area 3. The St. Lawrence Lowlands- fertile soil Toronto is the financial hub of Canada Quebec is also home to most of the French-speaking people in Canada.

6 The Prairie Provinces and British Columbia
Prairie Provinces are made up of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. British Columbia lies between the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Ocean More than ¾ of British Columbia’s population lives in Vancouver area.

7 Prairie Provinces and British Columbia Continued
The economy of the Prairie Provinces is based on agriculture, while fishing, forestry, and mining are key economic activities in British Columbia. Tourism and the extraction of oil and natural gas in Alberta have given the region a new source of wealth.

8 The Northern Territories
The Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut occupy the northern 40 percent of Canada, and they are cold and sparsely inhabited. Nunavut was established in 1999 as part of a land claim settlement with the native Inuit.

9 Northern Territories Continued
The northern territories contain rich deposits of minerals, including gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, iron, uranium, petroleum, and natural gas, and a pipeline was built in the 1980s to deliver oil to southern markets. Many mineral deposits have not been developed because of the harsh climate and rugged terrain.

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