Canada Main Index
Canada Introduction - 2004
SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Its paramount political problem continues to be the relationship of the province of Quebec, with its French-speaking residents and unique culture, to the remainder of the country.
NOTE: The information regarding Canada on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Canada Introduction 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Canada Introduction 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.