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Canada-Glencoe, grade 6, ch. 5

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What three island provinces make up the Maritime Provinces?
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island
What did the French call their colony in North America?
New France
What is Niagara Falls?
Niagara Falls are the waterfalls where Lake Erie waters flow into Lake Ontario.
The Cordillera include which mountain range?
The Rocky Mountains
Who was the explorer who claimed Canada for England?
John Cabot
These territories make up about 40 percent of Canada's area.
Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
What portion of Canada is the Canadian Shield?
The Canadian Shield covers more than half of Canada's total land area.
What are the Interior Plains?
flat land west and south of the Canadian Shield
What is the name of the capital city of Canada?
Ottawa
Where do most Canadians live?
In cities near the Canadian-American border
Name the Prairie Provinces.
Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan
Canada's economy is based on this economic model.
free enterprise system
Name Canada's highest mountain.
Mt. Logan
What kind of climate does southeastern Canada have?
humid continental climate
What is the trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico that plans to increase trade between these countries?
NAFTA-North American Free Trade Agreement
What is Canada's elected lawmaking body called?
Parliament
What are two scenic parks in Alberta?
Banff and Jasper
What portion of Canada's trade is with the United States?
70 percent
Why did Quebec want to form its own country?
People in Quebec want to keep their French culture and language

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