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|What area is rich in natural resources?
|Southern Canada in the Canadian Shield
|What two bodies of water does the St. Lawrence River connect?
|Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes
|What are some environmental concerns of Canada?
|acid rain, pollution in the Great Lakes, extraction of natural resources causing damage to the environment (ex. clear cutting & mining waste)
|Why is acid rain a serious environmental concern?
|kills plants, harms animals, damages farmland, harms fish, hurts profit for industries & breaks down statues/buildings
|What type of government does Canada have?
|federal government; constitutional monarchy
|Who are the leaders of the Canadian government?
|the queen & the prime minister
|What is the Queen's job?
|head of state - has ceremonial duties
|What two European countries fought over Canada?
|France and the United Kingdom
|Who is Canada’s major trading partner?
|What Canadian province started an independence movement to secede?
|Why did a Canadian province start an independence movement to secede?
|they wanted to preserve their French culture
|Where do most Canadians live?
|large cities (urban areas) within 100 miles of the US border (southern Canada)
|What is the climate in Canada?
|Why is trade between the United States and Canada easy?
|there is a long 3,000 mile border
|What is a budget?
|an estimate of income and a plan for expenses of an individual or family over a period of time
|What is income?
|when people give time and services to an employer in return for receiving money
|What is interest?
|a fee paid to use someone else's money
|What is credit?
|a means to buy something now and pay later
|What kind of democracy does Canada have?
|What is the Prime Minister's job?
|head of government - runs the government day-to-day