ENG - Canada is a country occupying most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares land borders with the United States to the south and northwest.
The land occupied by Canada was inhabited for millennia by various groups of aboriginal people. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French expeditions explored, and later settled along, the Atlantic coast. France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763 after the Seven Years' War. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion ...
ccording to Metals Economics Group’s (MEG) Corporate Exploration Strategies (CES), Canada has been the world’s top country for exploration for the last ten years, since overtaking Australia in 2002. Canada’s allocation for 2011 represents 18% of worldwide spending. (Metals Economics Group’s study covers expenditures for precious and base metals, diamonds, uranium, and some industrial minerals.)
“Three provinces—Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia accounted for more than 60% of the $3.1 billion in planned Canadian nonferrous exploration spending in ...
dawn - in poll Popularity of Canada
If there were any lingering doubts that Canada is becoming more conservative minded, a new Angus Reid survey on the popularity of premiers should put them to rest.
The top three most popular premiers are all conservative in their thinking, with Saskatchewan's Brad Wall coming in at the top of the approval list. Newfoundland and Labrador's Kathy Dunderdale and Alberta's Alison Redford rank number two and three.
Canada's least popular premiers, meanwhile, are both Liberals. At the very bottom of the list is Quebec's Jean Charest, with an approval rating of just 26 per cent. Ontario's Dalton ...
fabo - in poll Popularity of Canada
A well-being survey conducted by Gallup finds Canada to be the second-happiest country in the world.
Canada tends to have more of the things that make life better ... some way of getting educated and staying healthy.
According to the survey, 69 per cent of Canadians rated their lives as "thriving." Sweden ties with Canada for second place, while Denmark tops the list with 72 per cent of people liking life.
Despite being the richest country in the world, the United States finished 12th on the list, with 59 per cent of respondents "thriving."
Results are based on face-to-face and phone ...
RobinT - in poll Popularity of Canada