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Canada & the United States


It is amazing that two countries like Canada and the United States can be so geographically close together, and yet have so many differences in the way they operate every day. This section of the website will explore some of the similarities, differences, and comparisons between these two neighbours.

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Quick Comparison

CanadaUnited States
Government LeaderThe Rt. Hon. Stephen HarperH.E. The Hon. Barack Obama
AmbassadorH.E. Gary DoerH.E. David Wilkins
Government TypeParliamentary DemocracyFederal Republic
IndependenceJuly 1, 1867July 4, 1776
Population34 million307 million
Area9 976 140 square kms9 629 091 square kms
Divisions10 provinces, 3 territories50 states, 1 district, 16 dependencies
CapitalOttawa, OntarioWashington, D.C.
Major Religion43% Roman Catholic54% Protestant
G.D.P.$1.6 trillion$14.6 trillion

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External Links
Canada - United States Relations - Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade


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