2005 INDEXCountry Ranks
Canada Index 2005
Canada Main Index
Canada Introduction - 2005
SOURCE: 2005 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. Canada's paramount political problem is meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services after a decade of budget cuts. The issue of reconciling Quebec's francophone heritage with the majority anglophone Canadian population has moved to the back burner in recent years; support for separatism abated after the Quebec government's referendum on independence failed to pass in October of 1995.
NOTE: The information regarding Canada on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Canada Introduction 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Canada Introduction 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.