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Canada & the United Kingdom


Canada has certainly become more involved with its geographical neighbour, the United States, over time. Still, Canada's political connection remains with its "mother country", the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Quick Comparison

CanadaUnited Kingdom
Government LeaderThe Rt. Hon. Stephen HarperH.E. The Rt. Hon. David Cameron
High CommissionerH.E. James WrightH.E. Andrew Pocock
Government TypeParliamentary DemocracyParliamentary Democracy
IndependenceJuly 1, 1867n/a
Population34 million61 million
Area9 976 140 square kms244 820 square kms
Divisions10 provinces, 3 territories4 "home nations", 15 dependencies
CapitalOttawa, OntarioLondon, England
Major Religion43% Roman Catholic21% Church of England
G.D.P.$1.5 trillion U.S.$2.7 trillion U.S.

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External Links
UK Online - Government of the United Kingdom
Canadian High Commission in London - Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
British High Commission in Ottawa - Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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