Parliament of Canada
Parliament of Canada (in French: le
Parlement du Canada) is on the Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The future of
the country is decided in this building.
The CANADIAN PART of the Niagara Falls in
width about 800 m and height 48 m through which passes about 90 % of a drain of
the river of Niagara.
Aboriginal people (they call them First Nations)
lived on the territory of Canada at least 10,000 years ago. At 1000, Vikings settled for a short time at
L'Anse aux Meadows. The French settled the St.
Lawrence and Atlantic
Canada regions in the 16th and 17th centuries.
France surrendered to Britain nearly all of New France, including Acadia and what comprises
present-day Quebec and Ontario in the Treaty of Paris of 1763. Britain established the colonies of Nova Scotia, Lower Canada, and Upper Canada. New
colonies were soon formed.
During and after the American
Revolution, many British Loyalists left the Thirteen Colonies to settle in Canada. Other settlers during this time came from Europe, in particular the British Isles.
On July 1,
1867 three colonies - Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick received from Britain constitution. This may the Dominion of
Canada was formed. It consisted of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec (formerly Canada East), and Ontario (formerly Canada West).
Other British colonies and territories soon joined Canada: by 1880, Canada included all of its present area
except for Newfoundland and Labrador, which joined in 1949.
In the second half of the 20th century, some there
were citizens of the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec demanded independence
there were two referendums
in 1980 and 1995. In the 1980 referendum the vote against independence was 60%; in the
1995 Quebec referendum the vote against independence was
50.6%.Many think that in future there must take place another referendum.
Placement and Neighbors
English & French, federally
Confederation with parliamentary democracy
4/kmІ ( 222nd)
- Total (PPP)
- GDP/head (PPP)
$1.056 trillion (11th)
$0.834 trillion (9th)
Canadian dollar ($)
UTC −3.5 to −8
Canada is the second-largest country in the world (9 970
610 km2.) which is surpassed in the sizes only by Russia. Canada is located on the north from the USA, between Atlantic and Silent oceans. From the
West on the east it reaches 7700 km, and from the north on the south - 4600 km.
Almost 90 % of all population of Canada live within the limits of 160 km from
border from the USA.
Canada is divided into
ten provinces and three territories, each of which has own capital (in
brackets): Albert, British Columbia, Island Prins-Eduard, Manitoba, Fredericton,
Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, New Land, North-West
territories and Yukon.
The highest point of Canada is Mount Logan in height in 5950 m above sea
Canada Day is Canada's national holiday. It is
celebrated on July 1.Since 1958 the government establishes annual ritual
of carrying out of national day of Canada. At festival it is possible to look
multinational and professional concerts on the Parliamentary Hill, including
the television show broadcast all over the country and with addition of
fireworks in 15 basic cities on all country.
Some norms of behavior of Canadians can seem to you
more conservative in comparison with to what you have got used in the country,
others on the contrary more liberal. Probably, it will be interesting to you to
learn, some of the accepted rules of behavior in Canada to not collide with
misunderstanding and censure from Canadians and to facilitate to itself
arrangement in the new country.
rules of behavior:
All by turns - at Canadians it is not accepted to be pushed in
turn and to try to make the way without turn. All turns in Canada are under construction by a principle " Who the first has come, that and is
served by the first ".
On a visit do not smoke - the most part of Canadians do not smoke.
If you pay a visit someone before smoking it is necessary to ask permission of
the owners. If owners do not smoke, you, most likely, will be suggested smoking
in the street.
Punctuality, first of all - you should come always in time for work,
on a meeting, to school. Those who often is late, can discharge from office or
exclude from school. The majority of Canadians more than 10 or 15 minutes of
the one who is late for a business meeting will not wait. If you are invited to
action, it is meant, that you will arrive, a maximum during half an hour from
appointed time of a meeting.
The valid attitude to an environment - Canadians are respectful to an environment
and wait from you for the same. They hope that you will not throw out dust
under legs or from a window of your car.
The tender is not pertinent - in Canada it is not accepted to bargain in
occasion of the price, however there are exceptions. For example, almost each
Canadian will try to agree about the best price, doing very dear purchase (the
house, the machine, furniture).
Where to drive on skis in the big city?
At the Canadian city of Quebec which towers,
similarly to the lock, on coast of the river Sacred Laurent, - colorful and
long history. Three main resorts, hundreds kilometers of high-speed lines and
miles of descents for snowboarding surround this monumental city.
Mont-Saint-Anne and Stoneham as a magnet draw inhabitants and visitors of Quebec, offering excellent lines and amazing descents. Le Massif, located approximately in
an hour of driving from Quebec, is unique mountain with descents which come to
an end directly in the river chained by an ice Sacred Laurent. Except for skis
and a snowboard, in city there is still a set of interesting employment and
sights. The oldest business street of Northern America runs by ancient stone
buildings and comes to an end at the river. Along narrow streets Old Quebec
majestic houses in which hundreds restaurants and hotels now are located rise.
The 36-storeyed hotel, one of the most magnificent in
Montreal, is located in the center of a business centre of city, connected to
underground City and Molson Center. The hotel is in 1 km. From historical
quarters Old Montreal and Mount Royal Park, in 3 km from Montreal Casino. Beside
611 rooms of hotels there is a desktop, a color cable television, phone, a
minibar, a hair drier, an iron and an ironing table, round-the-clock
room-service. In hotel to services of visitors restaurants, a bar, the closed
pool, a sauna, a jacuzzi, beauty saloon, business center, gift shop, laundry,