Series: World Geography Series
Episode: Canada: Economy and Govt
Canada and the United States share similar economies, democratic governments, and the English language. Because of the harsh climate, most Canadians live along its southern border. Early economic development was aided by the government. Opening the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean ships via the St. Laurence Seaway was a The government is a parliamentary democracy, with the Monarch of Great Britain as the ceremonial monarch of Canada. Powers of national importance rest with the federal government, while regional matters remain with the provincial governments. Environmental problems are overfishing off the Grand Banks, and acid rain. There is a French Canadian separatist movement in Quebec.