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Canada

TermDefinition
St. Lawrence river This is a river is a major shipping route. The Seaway built connecting all the lakes together to the river uses canals and locks to link the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
Hudson Bay This large body of water was named after an English explorer.
Atlantic Ocean This is the ocean that is located to the east of Canada.
Pacific Ocean This is the ocean that is located to the west of Canada.
Great Lakes These waterways are shared by the US and Canada. They include Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.
Rocky Mountains Large mountain range located in western Canada.
Province A political division in Canada that is similar to a state in the US.
Acid Rain When pollutants mix with various forms of precipitation.
Deforestation Clear-cutting forests.
Canadian Shield This region surrounds Hudson Bay. It is rough and rocky. It contains many mineral resources. It is over mined.
Artic Ocean The ocean north of Canada.
Inuit The Native American tribe located in Canada that was granted Nunavut by the Canadian government. They have a traditional economic system.
Francophone A French-speaking person in Quebec.
Dominion Another name for a self-governing area. Canada was allowed to become this through a series of peaceful treaties with the UK.
Quebec The French-speaking province in Canada that wants independence.
Cristian The main religion in Canada.
Catholic The form of Christianity practiced in the French province of Quebec.
French and English The two official languages of Canada.
Political Cartoon A cartoon that uses symbols and pictures make a statement about a current event or political issue.
Federation Central and local share the power. This is the type of power structure Canada has because its provinces share power with the central government.
Democracy Citizens can vote for government leaders.
Parliamentary Democracy A type of democracy where the legislative body selects the head of government.
Prime MInister The title of the head of government in Canada.
Monarch The title of the head of state in Canada.
Constitutional Monarchy A type of government that has a queen/king with limited powers.
Governor General The person who is the queen's voice in former colonies.
NAFTA The trade agreement that allows the US and Canada to trade without tariffs.
Mixed Type of economic system in Canada.
Traditional Type of economic system used by native Inuit.
 

 



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