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7.2 - Economy and Culture of Canada


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7.2 - Economy and Culture of Canada

  1. 1. Economy and Culture of Canada
  2. 2. <ul><li>Big industries in Canada: </li></ul><ul><li>Farming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A rather small amount of the land can be farmed, but it’s very productive and provides lots of grain. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Logging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has massive forests and Canada produces more wood and paper products than any other country. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Mining </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of minerals, such as diamonds. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Ice Road
  6. 8. <ul><li>Fishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you’re bordered by three oceans and have lots of river, that means lots of fish. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Much like in the U.S., the Canadian economy started out agrarian, shifted to industrial, and now predominately service based. </li></ul><ul><li>Main trading partner is the U.S. We’re close, we’re prosperous, and we also share a 5,525 border that’s largely open due to our good relations. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 85% of Canada’s exports come to the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) was passed in 1992 and went into effect in 1994. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Made trade among Canada, the U.S. and Mexico easier by removing trade barriers. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Canada is very multicultural </li></ul><ul><li>Has especially French and English culture. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>French Canadians reside primarily in Quebec. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quebec is therefore predominantly French Catholic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many people in Quebec have attempted to separate from the rest of Canada and become their own country. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>There are also the Metis, people who have a mixed heritage of French and First Nations cultures. </li></ul>