Canada's government

Canada's Government and History

Issue Chart- Ryan

This graph is helping us understand the relationship with the amount of immigrants that are coming in each year to the country of Canada compared to the amount of newborns that are living in Canada. This isn’t terrible with the amount of immigrants to births as long as the immigrants number doesn’t get higher than the birth rate each year because then you aren’t having enough Canadians living in your country and are being over run.

Issue Map- Hanna

This map shows Canada’s election and which party got the most votes. It helps us get an idea of which regions like certain kinds of parties and also helps us more understand their government and how it relates/differs from the US.

Learning new concepts- Jan

-The Rocky Mountains link the U.S. and Canada stretching more than 3,000 miles (4,828 km) from New Mexico to Alaska

-Canada’s St Lawrence River flows for 750 miles (1,207 km) from Lake Ontario to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the Atlantic Ocean

-Niagara Falls forms another part of the border between Canada and the United States

-In northern Canada, glacial dams created the Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake

-Most of Canada’s petroleum and natural gas reserves lie in or near Alberta

The Canadian shield, a giant core of rock centered on the Hudson and James Bays, anchors the continent (the land makes up the eastern half of Canada and the northeastern United States.) Most of Canada’s petroleum and natural gas reserves lie in or near Alberta. Parts of the Canadian Shield are rich in iron and nickel. Canada’s minerals include 33 percent of the world’s production of potash, which is mineral salt used in most fertilizers. Forests in Canada today cover less than 50 percent of Canada. Overfishing has caused fish stocks to decrease rapidly, leading the Canadian government to ban cod fishing. Canada is finding ways to remove and process minerals and metal resources with the least disruption to surrounding ecosystems.

Canadian Shield- (Learning new concepts- Jan)


Vocabulary- Ellie

Province / Territory- Canada has provinces and territories instead of state they have 10 provinces and they are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. The territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.


Nunavut- is the newest, largest, northernmost, and least populous territory of Canada. This territory of Canada makes up the most northern part of Canada even though it isn’t very populated. Itwas the outcome of the largest inhabitant of land claims agreement between the Canadian government and the native Inuit people.


Quebecois- a native or inhabitant of Quebec, typically one who is French Canadian. Quebecois make up most of the population in Canada.