4 THE CANADIAN SHIELDTHE CANADIAN SHIELD REGION COVERS ALMOST HALF OF CANADA(including most of Nunavut, Quebec, Labrador, Ontario, and Manitoba, and a large part of Saskatchewan)THE SHIELD WAS FORMED ABOUT 3 BILLION YEARS AGO
21 RESOURCESSEDIMENTARY ROCK: Limestone rock, shale, and sandstone are mined to provide stone and cement for building industry.SOIL: The area has a lot of great soil for farming.WATER for shipping, commercial fishing, power generation, use in factories, and for drinking
34 RESOURCESFISH: all the provinces are near the Atlantic Ocean catch and sell fish for food.SOIL: P.E.I. and New Brunswick have good soil for growing food (POTATOES!).TREES: for making paper and building things.
37 POPULATION MEDIUM POPULATION Most people live near the coast 1/10 of Canada’s population lives hereThere are only 4 cities of 100,000 people: Sherbrooke (Que.), Halifax (N.S.), Saint John (N.B.), and St. John’s (N.F.L.)