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Transcript of CANADA

Rocky Mountains
Diversity (race/culture)
Aboriginal Population
Justin Bieber
Wayne Gretzky
Natural Resources- minerals, gold, diamonds, mining, lumber, and oil
Oil Pipelines (Northern Gateway, Keystone)
Rob Ford
First Nations Poverty
French/English Debate
Tim Hortons
The Loon
Maple Tree
Constitutional Monarchy
Pop Culture
Current Debates
Stretches more than 4,800km from Northern British Columbia to New Mexico
Formed 55-80 million years ago
It is the second longest mountain range in the world
Canada is the third coldest country in the world
Canada's first settlers were one of the few groups of people who involved snow into their everyday lives
Canada's estimated population is 35,158,300
There are approximately 9.27 people per every square mile
Compared to other countries, we have more than enough land for our population count
28 recorded larger ethnic origins (200,000 members or more in each group)
Approximately 179 recorded smaller ethnic origins
18 approximate different religions
4.3% of Canada's population is Aboriginal
600 recognized First Nations governments/bands, each with their own cultures, languages, art and music
The first people to have inhabited Canada and keep the tradition of their ancestors
Canadian born singer
Discovered in 2008 on YouTube
Net-worth of $160 million
Named by Forbes magazine in 2012 as the third most powerful celebrity in the world
On January 23 2014, he was arrested for DUI and driving with a suspended license
Canadian hockey player
Played in the NHL for 20 seasons
He is the leading point-scorer in NHL history
Only player to total over 200 points in one season which he accomplished 4 times
Played for Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and New York
Canada's biggest income source is from natural resources
Many jobs are provided to be able to find and retrieve natural resources
The available natural resources are slowly decreasing
Prices are raising and the demand for more is also increasing
In 2012 Canada received over 16 million tourists
Tourists come for the geographical variety, national parks, and the historical sites
Popular tourist attractions include Canada's Wonderland, Banff National Park, and Niagara Falls
The debate on whether or not building oil pipelines will negatively or positively effect Canada
Provides jobs for people
Workers are well paid
Economic gain for Canada
Increases the probability of oil spills
Only benefits the workers
The questionable impact on the environment
Toronto's 64th and current mayor who took office in December 2010
Admitted to having used cocaine and other illegal drugs in 2013
He refused to resign from office
Toronto's City Council voted to take away certain privileges from Ford during his time as mayor
In 2006, the average aboriginal income was 30% lower than the everyday Canadian
Approximately half of all the aboriginal canadians live in poverty
Quebec wants to separate from Canada and become an independent French-speaking country
Canada would be getting rid of a large amount of debt
Canada would still be multilingual and Quebec would become strictly French speaking
Our population would have 7.4 million less people and our country size would drop 16%
In 1994, hockey was declared Canada's national winter sport
Ever since the early 20th century, almost every city and town across Canada had their own hockey team or teams
Over 500,000 citizens of all ages and genders are registered each year to play
Canadians make up over 50% of NHL players
The moose serves as a great tourist attraction to Canada
Since the moose is spread all throughout our country and very few other places, Canada gains many tourists because of the moose
Founded in Canada in 1964 by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton
It is Canada's largest food service operator
76% of the baked goods market and 62% of the Canadian coffee market is sold at Tim Hortons Restaurants
Over 3,000 stores nationwide
The loon is nominated to become Canada's national bird
It is a symbol of Canada's Wilderness
The loon is stamped on to our $1 coin- the loonie
Maple trees are important to Canada for two main reasons: the maple leaf and syrup
The maple leaf became a national symbol and in 1921, it was added to Canada's coat of arms
In 1965, the maple leaf became the center of our national flag
Canada sells 145 million dollars of syrup per year
As Canadians, we supposedly have a very recognizable accent
Instead of saying "about" we say "aboot" and we changed the word "beanie" to "toque"
We also added "Eh" to our vocabulary
Canada has been stereotyped as the "polite" country
We are known for apologizing even if it wasn't our fault
Basic manners are our country's specialty
A commonly known food among canadians
Made in Canada in the late 1950's
Can be found all across Canada and few places in the US
Original recipe of french fries, gravy and cheese curds but may be topped with other ingredients
The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) provides a police service to all of Canada at a federal level
RCMP is a national, federal, provincial, and municipal police force
Responsible for enforcing federal laws throughout Canada
Declared Canada's national summer sport in 1994
Invented in the 1850's by the middle-class of Montreal who slightly altered the Aboriginals game of "baggataway"
In the early 1890's, Lacrosse had become Canada's most popular summer game
The inukshuk represents some of the characteristics that make up Canada- safety, hope, and friendship
Originally the Inuit would use them as direction markers
It was also the symbol for the Vancouver 2010 olympic winter games
Canada has been a constitutional monarchy since 1534
The constitutional monarchy has been able to adapt with Canada in its shift from a colony to a nation
Our head of state is Queen Elizabeth however she has limited power in government due to the constitution
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