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Economics 12 - Chapter One

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Transcript of Economics 12 - Chapter One

Natural Resources of Canada (Québec)
Economics 12 - Chapter One
Oil & natural gas
natural resources
Quick Fact about
Québec has the highest amount of freshwater in Canada with 19.9%
Major producer of iron, zinc, nickel, copper & gold
Has 3 main mining regions: Abitibi-Témiscamingue (gold, silver, zinc & copper), the North Shore (iron) and the Nord-du-Québec region (nickel, gold & zinc)
Non-industrial minerals include: chrysotile, graphite, ilmenite, mica, and salt, silica, sulfur, steatite & peat
Construction materials include: limestone, cement, industrial stone, clay products, sand & gravel
Forestry is used for fishing, hunting, soft & hard hardwood timber products to pulp & paper production
Over 400 primary processing plants are found throughout the region
Main foundation and drive of economy
Overall Natural Resources
Québec has the most abundant natural resources compared to the other provinces despite its huge land mass and high population of people.
Range of Forests in Québec
Plentiful supply of clean and renewable energy
97% of all electricity Québec produces is “green” electricity
Oil is a major energy source
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Energy cont'd
Québec is a worldwide reference in the area of
hydro-electric development
Québec energy strategies consists of:
· Accelerating the pace of development of
hydroelectric potential
· Developing wind power
· Investing in energy efficiency
· Focusing on new energy technologies
Active Mines
Oil and Natural Gas Supplies
Source of growth and wealth creation
Gaspésie, along the St. Lawrence Valley and in offshore areas of the St. Lawrence Gulf and Estuary are areas of fossil fuel prospecting
Accumulation of organic materials, carbon and hydrogen
Under kilometers of sand and mud
Freshwater cont'd
Supply covers 10% of Québec territory
Holds 3% of Earth's renewable resources
Also home to approx. 100 fish species
Saint-Flavien, located approximately 50 kilometres southwest of the Ville de Québec (gas)
Pointe-du-Lac, west of Trois-Rivières (gas)
Galt, near the town of Gaspé (gas)
Haldimand, near Gaspé (oil)
Four Deposits in
May C., Carman M. & Sin. T.
Economics 12 2-3

Freshwater & Forests
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