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    CANADA'S HISTORY AND SYMBOLS

    1. Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?
    The only people originally from Canada before the first immigrants came here

    2. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples?
    The First Nations (Indians), The Inuit and The Metis

    3. In which parts of Canada did the Aboriginal peoples first live?
    In all areas of Canada like Canada's coasts, The Piaries, central and eastern Canada, On reserve, In cities, Northern region of Canada

    4. What did the Aboriginal peoples living in your region depend on for survival?
    Hunted seals, wheals, caribou, polar bears and grew vegetable crops

    5. From whom are the Mtis descended?
    French fur trades and some English traders married First Nations women. Their descendants are called the Metis people

    6. In what industry did the Mtis first work with European settlers?
    In the fur trade

    7. Which group of Aboriginal peoples makes up more than half the population of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut?
    Yukon's population

    8. Why are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada working toward self-government?
    To keep their unique cultures and languages alive and to regain control over decisions that affect their lives

    9. Where did the first European settlers in Canada come from?
    France

    10. Why did the early explorers first come to Atlantic Canada?
    Settlers built strong communicates that thrived on fishing and shipbuilding so they attracted towards the coastal location and natural resources of Atlantic province of Canada

    11. Who are the Acadian people?
    French settlers

    12. What three industries helped the early settlers build communities in the Atlantic region?
    Farming, Fishing and Shipbuilding

    13. Who were the United Empire Loyalists?
    People who left the United States

    14. When did the United Empire Loyalists come to Canada?
    1775 - 1783

    15. When did settlers from France first establish communities on the St. Lawrence River?
    In the early 1600s

    16. In which type of industry did most early European settlers work?
    Fur trade

    17. Which trade spread across Canada, making it important to the economy for over 300 years?
    Northern lands and fur trade

    18. What form of transportation did Aboriginal peoples and fur traders use to create trading networks in North America?
    First used the lakes to create trading

    19. How long did the Hudson's Bay Company control the northern lands?
    For 300 years

    20. What important trade did the Hudson's Bay Company control?
    The northern lands and fur trade

    21. When did thousands of miners first come to the Yukon?
    During the Gold Rush at the end of the 1800s

    22. What did the government do to make immigration to western Canada much easier?
    Built a railway across the Prairies to the Pacific coast

    23. Which group of people was important in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway?
    Chinese group

    24. When was the Canadian Pacific Railway finished?
    In the late 1800s

    25. What did the federal government do to encourage people to settle in the Prairie Provinces during the early 1900s?
    Govt. offered at cheap prices for land

    26. What does Confederation mean?
    To create the new country of Canada

    27. What is the Canadian Constitution?
    It is the system of laws and conventions by which our county governs itself

    28. In what year did Canada become a country?
    July 1, 1867

    29. Which document made Confederation legal?
    The British North America Act of 1867

    30. Which document first defined the responsibilities of the federal and provincial governments?
    The British North America Act of 1867

    31. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
    On July 1,1867

    32. Why is the British North America Act important in Canadian history?
    Because this Act made confederation legal and as time passed, other provinces and territories joined the confederation and became part of Canada

    33. When is Canada Day and what does it celebrate?
    Each year on July 1, we celebrate Canada Day, the anniversary of the Confederation

    34. Who was the first prime minister of Canada?
    In 1867, Sir John A. Macdonald

    35. Why is the Constitution Act of 1982 important in Canadian history?
    Because the new Constitution of 1982 allowed us to change our Constitution without asking the British government's approval

    36. What part of the Constitution legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians?
    The Canadian charter of Rights and Freedoms

    37. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?
    In 1982

    38. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
    Freedom of Religion, Thoughts, Beliefs, Opinion and expression

    39. Name three legal rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
    Right to life, Liberty and Security of the person

    40. What does the Canadian flag look like?
    Maple Leaf
    41. What song is Canada's national anthem?

    42. Give the first two lines of Canada's national anthem.
    O Canada ! Our home and native land ! True patriot love in all thy sons command

    43. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
    The beaver

    44. What is the symbol on the five- cent coin?
    The beaver appears on the five-cent coin.

    45. What is the symbol on the one- cent coin?
    The maple leaf appears on the one-cent coin.

    46. How is the Canadian National flag ?
    Canada adopted its official red and white flag with the maple leaf

    47. What is the symbol on the ten-dollar bill.?
    Sir John A. Macdonald, who was the first prime minister of Canada, picture appears on the ten-dollar bill

    CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY

    48. In which year Canada becomes an Independent Country as a whole?
    July 1st, 1965

    49. How many regions of Canada and which are they?
    Five regions namely, Atlantic Region, Central Canada, Prairie, West Coast and North

    50. List each province and territory and tell when each one joined the Confederation.
    (1) In 1867, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (2) In 1870, Manitoba and Northwest Territories (3) In 1871, British Columbia (4) In 1873, Prince Edward Island (5) In 1898 Yukon Territory (6) In 1905,Alberta and Saskatchewan (7) In 1949, New foundland (8) In 1999, Nunavut

    51. Name all the provinces and territories and their capital cities.
































    RegionProvince/TerritoryCapital
    Atlantic

    Region
    Newfoundland

    Prince Edward Island

    Nova Scotia

    New Brunswick
    St. John's

    Charlottetown

    Halifax

    Fredericton
    Central

    Canada
    Quebec

    Ontario
    Quebec

    Toronto
    Prairie

    Provinces
    Manitoba

    Saskatchewan

    Alberta
    Winnipeg

    Regina

    Edmonton
    West CoastBritish ColumbiaVictoria
    NorthNunavut

    Northwest Territories

    Yukon Territory
    Iqaluit

    Yellowknife

    Whitehorse


    52. Which four provinces first formed the Confederation?
    Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

    53. Which was the last province to join Canada?
    Nunavut

    54. Where does the name "Canada" comes from?
    Kanata

    55. What is the tower in the centre of the Parliament buildings called?
    Peace Tower

    56. What unique art form was developed by the First Nations people on the West Coast?
    Totem Poles

    57. Why is the North sometimes called the "Land of the Midnight Sun"?
    Because At the height of summer, the daylight can last up to 24 hours. During the brief summers, the land blossoms. Winters in the North are long, cold and dark.

    58. An act of Parliament was required to create a new territory in Canada's North. What is the name of the new territory?
    Nunavut

    59. What is the population of Canada?
    30 Million people

    60. Which three oceans border on Canada?
    The Pacific Ocean, The Atlantic Ocean and The Arctic Ocean

    61. How many provinces and territories are there in Canada?
    13 =10 Provinces + 3 Territories

    62. Which is the capital city of Canada?
    Ottawa

    63. What are the provinces of Central Canada?
    Quebec and Ontario

    64. What are the provinces of the Atlantic Region?
    Newfoundland Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick

    65. What are the Prairie provinces?
    Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta

    66. What are the territories of northern Canada?
    Nunavut Northwest Territories Yukon Territory

    67. Name one province that is on the Atlantic coast of Canada.
    Newfoundland / Prince Edward Island / Nova Scotia / New Brunswick


    68. Name a province on the Pacific coast of Canada
    West cost -British Columbia

    69. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?
    Northern

    70. Where do more than half the people in Canada live?
    Southern parts of Canada

    71. One-third of all Canadians live in which province?
    Ontario

    72. What is the Canadian Shield?
    A rock formation that is millions of years old

    73. Where is the Canadian Shield?
    The land in northern Quebec and Ontario

    74. Where are the Canadian Rockies?
    Prairie - Southern Alberta

    75. Where are the Great Lakes?
    There are five Great Lakes between Canada and the United States

    76. What are the names of the Great Lakes?
    Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

    77. Where is the St. Lawrence Seaway?
    Between the Great Lakes

    78. Which territory shares a border with another country?
    Yukon Territory

    79. Which mountain range forms a border between Alberta and British Columbia?
    Rocky Mountain

    80. Where are the Parliament buildings located?
    In Ottawa

    81. Which country borders Canada on the south?
    U.S.A.

    82. What are the three main types of industries in Canada?
    Natural Resources, Manufacturing and Services

    83. In what sorts of jobs do most Canadians work?
    Services

    84. Which country is Canada's largest trading partner?
    U.S.A.

    85. Why are the Great Lakes important to Canada?
    These lakes have been an important waterway for thousands of years. The
    Aboriginal peoples and fur traders first used the lakes to create trading networks
    in North America The Great Lakes also provide freshwater for people and
    industries around their shores.

    86. Why is the St. Lawrence Seaway important to Canada?
    Ships from all over the world reach the Great Lakes from the Atlantic Ocean by way of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Seaway makes it possible for ocean-going ships to travel on the St. Lawrence River and the small rivers between the Great Lakes

    87. Why is the Canadian Shield important to Canada's economy?
    Canada is one of the world's leading producers of minerals because of the rich deposits of gold, silver, nickel, zinc, copper and iron ore found in the ancient rock of the Shield. The Shield is covered by forests, and part of Canada's major pulp and paper industry relies on the trees of this region. Some of the vast freshwater resources of the Shield are used to generate electricity.

    88. List four important minerals found in the Canadian Shield.
    Gold, silver, nickel, zinc, copper and iron ore found in the ancient rock of the Shield.

    89. Which two fuels provide about one-half of all the energy used in Canada?
    Oil and natural gas

    90. Which products from southern Ontario are among Canada's key exports?
    Auto industries -cars, auto parts

    91. Which city provides important shipping and air links between Canada and other countries across the Pacific Ocean?
    Vancouver



    ATLANTIC REGION

    Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland are Canada's Atlantic provinces. The early European explorers first came to this part of Canada to fish and trade with Aboriginal peoples.

    92. Which are the capitals of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland?
    St. John's is the capital of Newfoundland, Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick

    93. Which province is the only officially bilingual province?
    New Brunswick

    94. What are the provinces of the Atlantic Region?
    Newfoundland Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick

    95. Name one province that is on the Atlantic coast of Canada.
    Newfoundland/Prince Edward Island/Nova Scotia/New Brunswick

    96. To which ocean is Newfoundland closest?
    The Atlantic Ocean

    97. Which two provinces are closest to Prince Edward Island?
    Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

    98. Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?
    Prince Edward Island

    99. Which province has the most valuable forest industry in Canada?
    New Brunswick

    100. Who are the Acadian people?
    French settlers

    101. What three industries helped the early settlers build communities in the Atlantic region?
    Farming, Fishing and Shipbuilding

    102. Which is the oldest industry in the Atlantic Region?
    Atlantic Fishery

    103. Why did the early explorers first come to Atlantic Canada?
    Settlers built strong communicates that thrived on fishing and shipbuilding so they attracted towards the coastal location and natural resources of Atlantic province of Canada


    CENTRAL CANADA

    Central Canada is made up of Ontario and Quebec. More than half the people in Canada live in cities and towns in the southern parts of Quebec and Ontario, close to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.

    104. Which were the earliest people to live in the province of Ontario
    The Algonquin and Iroquois First Nations

    105. Which trade spread across Canada, making it important to the economy for over 300 years?
    Fur trade

    106. Where do most French-speaking Canadians live?
    In Quebec

    107. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?
    Quebec

    108. What are the provinces of Central Canada?
    Quebec & Ontario

    109. Which are the capitals of Quebec and Ontario?
    Quebec City is the capital of Quebec and Toronto is the capital of Ontario

    110. Where do more than half the people in Canada live?
    Southern parts of Canada

    111. One-third of all Canadians live in which province?
    Ontario

    112. What is the Canadian Shield?
    A rock formation that is millions of years old

    113. Where is the Canadian Shield?
    The land in northern Quebec and Ontario

    114. Which provinces are joined to New Brunswick by land?
    Quebec and Ontario

    115. List four important minerals found in the Canadian Shield.
    Gold, silver, nickel, zinc, copper and iron ore found in the ancient rock of the Shield.

    116. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?
    Central Canada

    117. Which two provinces produce more than three-quarters of Canadian manufactured goods?
    Ontario and Quebec

    118. Which province is the biggest producer of metals in Canada?
    Ontario

    119. Which province is Canada's main producer of pulp and paper?
    Quebec

    120. Which province has the largest dairy farming industry in Canada?
    Quebec

    121. Which province is Canada's largest producer of hydroelectricity?
    Quebec

    122. More than half of Canada's aeronautics and space industries are located in which province?
    Quebec (Montreal)

    123. What products are produced in the Niagara Peninsula?
    Peaches, apples, grapes and other fruit crops

    124. What is the most valuable manufacturing industry in your region today?
    Forestry, energy and mining

    125. List three minerals found in your region.
    Asbestos, gold, copper, silver and iron ore.

    126. List three natural resources important to your region's economy today.
    Canadian Shield, huge supply of freshwater, The lowland areas of the St. Lawrence

    127. List the activities that are important to the tourism industry in your region.
    Quebec's many provincial parks, Laurentian mountains and historic sites play an important role in its tourism industry

    128. What has always been important to the economy in your region?
    Services, financial, industrial centre


    PRAIRIES

    Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are called the Prairie Provinces. This region of Canada is known for its fertile agricultural land and valuable energy resources.

    129. Which are the provinces of the Prairies Region and what are their capitals?
    Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are called the Prairie Provinces. Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba, Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan and Edmonton is the capital of Alberta

    130. Where are the Canadian Rockies?
    Prairies - Southern Alberta

    131. Which province is known as the "Land of 100,000 Lakes"?
    Prairie province (Manitoba)

    132. Which mountain range forms a border between Alberta and British Columbia?
    Rocky Mountain

    133. Which province is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world?
    Saskatchewan

    134. Which region of Canada is known for both its fertile agricultural land and valuable energy resources?
    The Prairie

    135. Which province is Canada's leading wheat producer?
    Saskatchewan

    136. Which two fuels provide about one-half of all the energy used in Canada?
    Oil and natural gas

    137. Which region produces more than one-half of oil and natural gas used in Canada?
    Prairies Region

    138. What did the government do to make immigration to western Canada much easier?
    Built a railway across the Prairies to the Pacific coast

    139. What did the federal government do to encourage people to settle in the Prairie Provinces during the early 1900s?
    Govt. offered at cheap prices for land


    BRITISH COLUMBIA - THE WEST COAST
    British Columbia, on the Pacific Ocean, is known for its majestic mountains. There is three major mountain ranges in the province: the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia Mountains, and the Coast Mountains.

    140. Which are the provinces of the West Coast Region and what its capital?
    British Columbia is the province of West Coast. Victoria is the capital of BC.

    141. What unique art form was developed by the First Nations people on the West Coast?
    Totem Poles

    142. Name two mountain ranges in Canada
    Rocky Mountain, The Columbia Mountains and Coast mountains

    143. Which mountain range forms a border between Alberta and British Columbia?
    Rocky Mountain

    144. Which city provides important shipping and air links between Canada and other countries across the Pacific Ocean?
    Vancouver

    145. What fish is a valuable industry on the West Coast?
    Salmon fish

    146. For what is the Okanagan Valley(lies between the mountain ranges) famous?
    Orchards fruits

    147. When was the Canadian Pacific Railway finished?
    In the late 1800s

    148. Which group of people was important in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway?
    Chinese group


    THE NORTH

    Canada's northern region is divided into the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Together, they cover more than one-third of Canada. The Canadian government is responsible for the territories but elected legislatures make decisions on most issues. The people in the Northwest Territories voted to make the eastern region into a separate territory called Nunavut, which came into existence on April 1, 1999.

    149. Which are the territories of the Northern Region and what are their capitals?
    Yukon, Northwest and Nunavat are the three territories of Northern Region. Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon, Yellowknife is the capital of northwest and Iqaluit is the capital of Nunavat.

    150. Which group of Aboriginal peoples makes up more than half the population of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut?
    Yukon's population

    151. Why are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada working toward self-government?
    To keep their unique cultures and languages alive and to regain control over decisions that affect their lives

    152. When did thousands of miners first come to the Yukon?
    During the Gold Rush at the end of the 1800s

    153. Which was the last province to join Canada?
    Nunavut (1999)

    154. An act of Parliament was required to create a new territory in Canada's North. What is the name of the new territory?
    Nunavut

    155. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?
    Northern

    156. Which territory shares a border with another country?
    Yukon Territory


    GOVERNMENT IN CANADA

    There are three levels of government in Canada: federal, provincial or territorial, and municipal (or local). The responsibilities of federal and provincial governments were first defined in 1867 in the British North America Act.

    157. Who is Canada's Head of State?
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    158. Who is the Queen's representative in Canada?
    Governor General

    159. What is the name of the Governor General?
    Adrienne Clarkson

    160. What do you call the Queen's representative in the provinces and territories?
    In the provinces by lieutenant-Governors, in the territories by a commissioner

    161. What is Canada's system of government called?
    A system of parliamentary government

    162. What are the three parts of Parliament?
    The Queen, the House of Commons and the Senate.

    163. What are the three levels of government in Canada?
    1. The federal government, 2. Provincial or Territorial governments, 3. The municipal (or local) governments

    164. Explain how the three levels of government are different
    The three levels are different by works:
    The federal government includes national defence, foreign policy and citizenship.
    Provincial and territorial governments as education, health care and highways.
    The municipal (or local) governments as policing, firefighting, snow removal and recycling programs.

    165. Name two levels of government and explain how they are different.
    The federal government includes national defence, foreign policy and citizenship Provincial and territorial governments as education, health care and highways

    166. Name two responsibilities for each level of government.
    The federal government includes national defence, foreign policy and citizenship. Provincial and territorial governments as education, health care and highways. The municipal (or local) governments as policing, firefighting, snow removal and recycling programs

    167. What do you call a law before it is passed?
    Bill

    168. How does a bill become a law?
    MPs and senators have several opportunities to debate each new bill in the House of Commons and the Senate. Then the MPs and senators vote on the bill. To become law, majorities in the House of Commons and in the Senate must approve a bill. Once a majority of MPs and senators have approved a bill, the Governor General gives final approval and the bill becomes law.

    169. What is the final step before a bill becomes a law?
    To become law, majorities in the House of Commons and in the Senate must approve a bill. Once a majority of MPs and senators have approved a bill, the Governor General gives final approval and the bill becomes law.

    170. What do the initials MP stands for in Canadian politics?
    Members of Parliament

    171. How are members of Parliament chosen?
    The people in each electoral district vote for the candidate of their choice. The candidate who receives the most votes becomes the MP for that electoral district.

    172. Who do members of Parliament represent?
    MP represents everyone who lives in his or her electoral district

    173. What does a Member of Parliament do?
    MPs have several opportunities to debate each new bill in the House of Commons and the Senate. Then the MPs vote on the bill.

    174. What is an "electoral district"?
    An electoral district is a geographical area represented by a member of the House of Commons.

    175. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?
    Canada is divided into 301 electoral districts

    176. In what electoral district do you live?
    Scarborough (east)

    177. What requirements must you meet in order to vote in a federal election?
    Any Canadian citizen who is at least18 years old and older.

    178. What is a Notice of Confirmation of Registration?
    A Notice of Confirmation of Registration card whose name is in the National Register of Electors. The notice tells you when and where to vote

    179. What is a polling station?
    Voting place. To vote either on Election Day or at advance polls, go to the polling station listed on your Notice of Confirmation of Registration card

    180. What is a ballot?
    The ballot is a paper, which contains lists the names of the candidates in your electoral district in alphabetical order

    181. What is written on an election ballot?
    Lists the names of the candidates in your electoral district in alphabetical order

    182. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?
    Writing an "X" in the circle beside the name of your chosen candidate.

    183. What does voting by secret ballot mean?
    No one can watch you vote and no one should look at your marked ballot. No one has the right to insist that you tell them how you voted.

    184. Who has the right to vote in federal elections?
    Any Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old and older.

    185. Who has the right to run as a candidate in federal elections?
    Any Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old and older.

    186. How is the government formed after an election?
    The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power.

    187. How is the prime minister chosen?
    The leader of this party becomes the Prime Minister

    188. When does an election have to be held according to the Constitution?
    Election must be held within Five years of the last election. Federal election is usually held every four years.

    189. What do political parties do?
    A political party is a group of people who share ideas about how the government should work. Members of political parties help to: decide on the party platform; choose the party leader; choose the party's candidates; and campaign for party candidates in elections

    190. What does "party platform" mean?
    Members of political develop plans for what they would do if their candidates were elected to form the government. The plans they make are called the party platform

    191. Name all the federal political parties represented in the House of Commons and their leaders.
    Liberal, Canadian Alliance, Progressive Conservative, New Democratic Party, Bloc Qubcois

    192. Which federal political party is in power?
    The Liberal party

    193. To which party does your Member of Parliament belong?
    MCKAY, John Liberal Scarborough East, Ontario 2000.11.27
    For more information, please visit http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/house/mpsparl.asp

    194. What does it mean for a political party to "be in power"?
    To form a government by his political party

    195. What are the parties that are not in power called?
    Opposition parties

    196. Which party becomes the Official Opposition?
    The Opposition party with the most MPs is the Official Opposition.

    197. What is the role of the Opposition parties?
    The role of the Opposition parties is to oppose or try to improve government proposals.

    198. Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level? .
    The Bloc Qubcois

    199. What is a political candidate?
    Candidates who belong to a political party

    200. What do you call a candidate who does not belong to a political party?
    Independents

    201. What is a Cabinet minister?
    The Prime Minister chooses several MPs to become Cabinet ministers

    202. How are senators chosen?
    The people who serve in the Senate are chosen by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Governor General. They are called senators.

    203. How can a party in power be defeated in Parliament?
    If a majority of the MPs vote against a major government decision, the party in power is defeated

    204. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada?
    Jean Chrtien

    205. What is the name of your Member of Parliament?
    John McKay

    206. How can you contact your Member of Parliament?
    It is easy to contact your MP. To find his or her name, look in the blue pages of the telephone book under "Government of Canada." Call the toll-free number under "Information on the Government of Canada." Give your address to the information officer who answers your call and he or she will give you the name and telephone number of your MP. Your MP has an office in your electoral district. You can also write to your MP by sending your letter to: House of Commons Ottawa, OntarioK1A 0A6 You should be aware that letters sent to MPs in Ottawa do not need stamps.

    207. Who do provincial members of the legislative or national assemblies represent?
    MLAs, MNAs represents Provincial and Territorial Governments

    208. What level of government passes "by-laws"?
    Municipal governments usually have a council that passes laws (called by-laws)



    Questions about your region (Answers are for Ontario)

    209. When did settlers from Europe first come to your region?
    In the 1600s

    210. Who were the first settlers in the area where you live?
    Settlers from France

    211. Why did the early Europeans come to your region in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s or early 1900s?
    For Fur Trade

    212. What is the capital city of the province or territory in which you live?
    Ontario, Toronto

    213. What are the major industries of your city, province and region today?
    City- financial, service and industrial, centre province- hydroelectricity, tourism industry, aeronautics and space industry. Region- forestry, energy and mining

    214. What is the most valuable manufacturing industry in your region today?
    Forestry, energy and mining

    215. List three minerals found in your region.
    Asbestos, gold, copper, silver and iron ore.

    216. List three natural resources important to your region's economy today.
    Canadian Shield, huge supply of freshwater, The lowland areas of the St. Lawrence

    217. List the activities that are important to the tourism industry in your region.
    Quebec's many provincial parks, Laurentian Mountains and historic sites play an important role in its tourism industry

    218. What has always been important to the economy in your region?
    Services, financial, industrial centre

    219. Who is your city councillor, alderperson, reeve or regional councillor?
    David Soknacki is City Councillor (http://www.toronto.ca/councillors/soknacki1.htm) (416-392-4008),

    220. What is the name of your mayor?
    Mel Lastman

    221. What is the name of your provincial representative (member of the Legislative Assembly, member of the provincial Parliament, member of the National Assembly or member of the House of Assembly)?
    Steve Gilchrist of Progressive Conservative Party

    222. What is the name of the premier of your province?
    Ernie Eves of Progressive Conservative Party

    223. Which political party is in power in your province or territory?
    Progressive Conservative Party

    224. What is the name of the leader of the Opposition in your province?
    Dalton McGuinty of Liberal Party

    225. What is the name of your lieutenant governor or commissioner?
    James K. Bartleman

    Note: - All the names are subject to change as per political environment, region, Province, Territory, city and time.
    Above are most probable questions. However real questions may be different. Please refer to other sources as well.



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