A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.


What is their climate like?

The climate in Canada is often associated with cold weather and snow, but in reality, its climate is as diverse as its landscape.  Canadians enjoy 4 very distinct seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. While the summers can be hot and dry on the prairies, humid in central Canada, and milder on the coasts,  the spring is generally pleasant across the country.  During autumns it can often be crisp and cool, but brightened by rich orange and red leaves on trees.  And winters are generally cold with periods of snow, although southern Alberta enjoys the occasional "Chinook", a warm dry wind from the Rocky Mountains that gusts through and melts the snow.

how does it affect their daily life?

The climate in Canada doesn't really affect the way people live there lives. It is natural for them.  During the winter people learn to adapt to the cold weather, we also do things like ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, and hockey. Also, most people understand the weather in the winter can change without warning and can go from 20 degrees to 50 below overnight.


What is the language(s) that Canada speak and write in?

A multitude of languages are spoken in Canada. According to the 2006 census, English and French are the preferred language ("home language", or language spoken most often in the home) of 67.1% and 21.5% of the population, respectively. English and French are recognized by the Constitution of Canada as "official languages," which means that all laws of the federal government are enacted in both English and French and that federal government services are required to be available in both languages.
The five most widely-spoken non-official languages are Chinese (the home language of 2.6% of Canadians), Punjabi (0.8%), Spanish (0.7%), Italian (0.6%), and Arabic (0.5%).

Political and social organization

What type of government does Canada have?

Canada has a government that is a constitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and a federation.

Why is Canada's government like that?

Since 1534, when the King of France claimed possession of what is now Canada, the history of our country has been marked by the reigns of an uninterrupted succession of monarchs, both French and British, who have had a significant influence on our country's development.

How does the constitutional monarchy work?

Under the Crown, Canada developed first as a colony of two empires, originally the French and subsequently the British, then as an independent dominion, and now as an entirely sovereign nation. The Crown occupies a central place in our Parliament and our democracy, founded on the rule of law and respect for rights and freedoms; the Crown embodies the continuity of the state and is the underlying principle of its institutional unity. The Crown is fused to all three branches of government. The Prime Minister, as head of the executive branch, is the Governor General's principal advisor; the Crown is also a constituent element of Parliament, with the Senate and the House of Commons; and finally, all decisions made by the courts are given in the Crown's name, but the most important characteristic of Canada's constitutional monarchy has been its ability to adapt to changing conditions over the course of our evolution from colony to nation. In the Senate Foyer and the Salon de
la Francophonie hang the portraits of the kings and queens in whose names our laws have been, and continue to be, enacted.


How does Canada protects itself?

it doesn't need to, it would be self defeating for the states to harm Canada, and it would be fatal for any other nation to harm Canada as the states will stand up for us as they have a vested interest in us

Do Canadians feel safe?

Well Canadians do feel safe even though their country can't protect itself because the country is the total opposite.  Not like the US, Mexico, or Brazil ,Canada's crime rate for 2014 is 36% lower than the year of 2013 which had a crime rate of 60-70% .

When Canada needs help what do they do?

Personally I think Canada doesn't need help and they can do fine on their own.


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