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International Coffee Hour March 5

Bianca Maglalang

on 5 March 2013

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First Thoughts of Canada.. All wilderness? Presented by Bianca Rose Maglalang Population: 34,703,663 (as of 2012) Constitutional Monarchy Sovereign- Queen Elizabeth II Governor General - David Johnson Prime Minster- Stephen Harper Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Parliament of Canada - Ottawa, Ontario Governmental Policies Government funded health care
Higher taxation to fund programs
Outlawing of capital punishment
Strong efforts to eliminate poverty
Strict gun control
Legalization of same-sex marriage Canada's political and social values Education in Canada The government provides public education, free of charge.
This includes:
Public schools
Christian/Catholic school
French Immersion Legally, all Canadians are required to attend school from age 5- 18 Total population literacy rate: 97%
Students age 15 and over can read and write 10 Provinces & 3 Territories Toronto Vancouver Ottawa Snow all year long? Do Canadians dress like this? Niagara Falls Old City of Quebec Banff National Park Thank You! Merci! Government and Policies Geography Health Care When in Canada, do as Canadians do... Know the lingo Holidays Canada Day, July 1st Thanksgiving, Second Monday in October (Columbus Day) Boxing Day, December 26th "Canadian English" - mixture of American-style pronunciation and British-style spelling "French Canadian"- 21% of Canadians speak French. Quebec province is the only French speaking province. Slang color = colour
flavor = flavour center = centre
theater = theatre Meaning: "Excuse me," "Please repeat that" or "huh."
Also, used as question tag to mean "Is it?" or "Have you?" Places to see Facts Socialized health insurance plans that cover all Canadian citizens Funding is provided by both provincial and federal.

Taxation from both personal and corporate income tax fund health care Providing Canadians citizens with.. Medical Treatments
Primary physicians
Hospital visits
Additional medical coverage Image & Symbolism Second largest country in the world by area. Largest coastline than any country One of the least densely inhabited and most prosperous Geography Facts The Canadian Shield and subarctic climates result into a unpopulated north Estimated 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S Border Economy Large urban manufacturing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 80% of trade with the U.S Agriculture Wheat, barley, oilseed, tobacco; dairy products; forest products; fish Transportation equipment History French settlement, Britain control 1763 1867 - British North America Act United English-speaking Upper Canada & French- speaking Lower Canada with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Multicultural society dependent on immigration for growth Large visible minority groups of South Asian, Chinese, and Black Minorities include Italians, Germans, Ukrainians, and Chinese Compared to other western countries, Canada is one that embraces multiculturalism-- to the extent that it is an actual law to preserve it. People of Canada Food & Drinks "Uniquely "Canadian" meals are rare, and are mostly snacks." Mid-19th century - Canada granted status of a Dominion of the British Empire Montreal Largest City in Canada Toronto's population is one of the most diverse in the world.
Nearly all of the world's culture groups are represented in Toronto
100 languages and dialects are spoken Canadians live in igloos? Example: "That's cute, eh?" Fifth most populous city in North America
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