Oh Canada!!!

Patrick Forbes
Outline
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General information
History
1965-Present day
1921-1957
1957-1965
1868-1921
Nature and sites
Culture
General information
• Second largest country
in the world
• Boarders with Pacific
and Atlantic Oceans
• Longest coastline ...
General information
• 10 million km2
• 10 provinces and 3 territories
• ~35 million people
• Low population density
• Capi...
General information
• Origin of the name ‘Canada’
General information
• Established as a country in 1867
• Federal parliamentary system
• Head of government different from ...
General information
• Language
• Bilingual at the Federal Level: English and French
• 59.7% English and 23.2% French
•

Ca...
A brief history (yes, we have *history)

*It’s just short.
History – Aboriginal peoples
• First Nations, Inuit and Metis
• Presence from 24,500 BC
• Between 200,000 – 2 million peop...
History – European colonization
• Norsemen in 1000AD
• John Cabot (Italian) in 1497
• French and English colonists in
16th...
History – Confederation/expansion
• 1867 Constitution Act officially proclaiming
Canada as a country (July 1st)
• Only 4 p...
History – Early 20th century
• Due to British control Canada automatically
drawn into WWI
• Played major role in engagemen...
History – Modern times
• Major economic force due to natural
resources
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Fishing, whaling, sealing, hunting
Forestr...
Nature - Mountains
Nature - Arctic
Nature - Forest
Nature - Prairies
Nature - Coastal
Nature - animals
Sites and cities
• Niagara
falls
• Niagra,
Ontario
• Prettier
than the
American
side
Sites and cities
• Toronto, Ontario
• Largest city in
Canada
• 5 Largest city in
North America
• Home of the ‘cracksmoking...
Sites and cities
• Rocky mountains
• Banff and Jasper
National Parks
• Natural wonders
• In the provinces
of British
Colum...
Sites and cities

• Calgary Stampede
• Giant rodeo
• Calgary, Alberta
Sites and cities
• Montreal,
Quebec
• Bilingual city
• Most European
looking Canadian
(North American)
city
Sites and cities
• Whistler
Mountain, B.C.
• Some of the
world’s best
skiing
• Vancouver, B.C.
• Most beautiful
city
• Mos...
Culture - Music
Winners

Losers
Culture - Sports
Culture - Art

• Emily Carr
• Group of Seven –
defined Canadian
art
• Native art
Culture - Literature

•

2013 Nobel
Prize for
Literature
Culture – Film/TV
Culture – Food
• Cuisine of
cuisines
• Smorgasbord
• Maple syrup
• Poutine
• Montreal
smoked
meat
sandwiches
Canadian Stereotypes
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•
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•

NO
YES
NO
YES
NO
NO

All Canadian police are Mounties?
Canadian’s say ‘eh’ and ‘aboot’?
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2013-12-Canada Partick

  1. 1. Oh Canada!!! Patrick Forbes
  2. 2. Outline • • • • General information History 1965-Present day 1921-1957 1957-1965 1868-1921 Nature and sites Culture
  3. 3. General information • Second largest country in the world • Boarders with Pacific and Atlantic Oceans • Longest coastline in the world • Longest land boarder in the world, shared with the US (~8200 km)
  4. 4. General information • 10 million km2 • 10 provinces and 3 territories • ~35 million people • Low population density • Capital: ?? • Ottawa
  5. 5. General information • Origin of the name ‘Canada’
  6. 6. General information • Established as a country in 1867 • Federal parliamentary system • Head of government different from head of state • Head of state is ceremonial (constitu. monarch) • Amongst the wealthiest countries in the world • Eighth highest per capita income • Eleventh highest ranking in human dev. index
  7. 7. General information • Language • Bilingual at the Federal Level: English and French • 59.7% English and 23.2% French • Canadian and Canadien • One of the most multicultural countries in the world • “Only successful multicultured country in the world.” Famous Canadian Guy • Product of inherent immigration
  8. 8. A brief history (yes, we have *history) *It’s just short.
  9. 9. History – Aboriginal peoples • First Nations, Inuit and Metis • Presence from 24,500 BC • Between 200,000 – 2 million people at time of first European settlers • During colonization suffered from outbreaks of influenza, small pox • Many hardships perpetrated against the aboriginal people (too many to list here) • Canadian government officially apologized
  10. 10. History – European colonization • Norsemen in 1000AD • John Cabot (Italian) in 1497 • French and English colonists in 16th and 17th century making various claims • Lots of disputes, Seven Year War • War of 1812 • Burned down the White House, the Capital and the Navy Yard, “Burning of Washington” • Upper (British) and Lower (French) Canada • Merged the two Canada’s in 1840
  11. 11. History – Confederation/expansion • 1867 Constitution Act officially proclaiming Canada as a country (July 1st) • Only 4 provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick)
  12. 12. History – Early 20th century • Due to British control Canada automatically drawn into WWI • Played major role in engagements throughout Europe • 625,000 soldiers, 60,000 casualties • Independently joined WWII • Played major role in war throughout Europe
  13. 13. History – Modern times • Major economic force due to natural resources • • • • Fishing, whaling, sealing, hunting Forestry Mining (gold) Oil sands and natural gas (energy exporter) • Known as a peace keeper around the world • Patriation of the constitution occurred in 1982 • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms • Separate from a constitution under British Law
  14. 14. Nature - Mountains
  15. 15. Nature - Arctic
  16. 16. Nature - Forest
  17. 17. Nature - Prairies
  18. 18. Nature - Coastal
  19. 19. Nature - animals
  20. 20. Sites and cities • Niagara falls • Niagra, Ontario • Prettier than the American side
  21. 21. Sites and cities • Toronto, Ontario • Largest city in Canada • 5 Largest city in North America • Home of the ‘cracksmoking mayor’
  22. 22. Sites and cities • Rocky mountains • Banff and Jasper National Parks • Natural wonders • In the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta
  23. 23. Sites and cities • Calgary Stampede • Giant rodeo • Calgary, Alberta
  24. 24. Sites and cities • Montreal, Quebec • Bilingual city • Most European looking Canadian (North American) city
  25. 25. Sites and cities • Whistler Mountain, B.C. • Some of the world’s best skiing • Vancouver, B.C. • Most beautiful city • Most liveable city in the world
  26. 26. Culture - Music Winners Losers
  27. 27. Culture - Sports
  28. 28. Culture - Art • Emily Carr • Group of Seven – defined Canadian art • Native art
  29. 29. Culture - Literature • 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature
  30. 30. Culture – Film/TV
  31. 31. Culture – Food • Cuisine of cuisines • Smorgasbord • Maple syrup • Poutine • Montreal smoked meat sandwiches
  32. 32. Canadian Stereotypes • • • • • • NO YES NO YES NO NO All Canadian police are Mounties? Canadian’s say ‘eh’ and ‘aboot’? Everyone knows each other? We’re insanely polite? We’re all lumber jacks? We only drink beer?

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