questions about canada?

what kind of government does canada have? what rights do they have, are they practically the same rights as america, it can't be too bad because i never hear anyone complain about canada, i'm curious because i never hear anything about canada on the news really.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Canada has a strong democratic tradition, upheld through a parliamentary system within the context of a constitutional monarchy. Canada has all the rights as in the US and more, in Canada same-sex marriage is legal, there is lower drinking ages, no death penalty, legal for women to go topless in many areas, abortion is legal etc.

    Canada is one of the world's wealthiest nations, with a 2011 nominal GDP of approximately $1.75 trillion, and a very high per-capita income. It is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G8, and is one of the world's top ten trading nations.

    You can read more about Canada on wiki

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada

  • Canada has a British style form of parliamentary gov't couple with an American form of federalism (federal/provincial/municipal gov't).

    There are 10 provinces and 3 territories.

    Canada has a constitution and a Charter of Rights Freedoms (the same as the US Bill of Rights).

    Canada can best be described as a constitutional monarchy with Elizabeth II holding the title of Queen of Canada.

  • 8 years ago

    http://www.canada.gc.ca/aboutgov-ausujetgouv/struc... This is the government site it is a little long but our system is similar to the US in many ways and different in a few.The main difference The Prime Minister is an elected member of the house of commons (US Congress) he is the leader from the party that wins the most seats.The Prime Minister must win his own home district and his party has to win the most districts.The cabinet is selected usually from members of the house of commons. They do not need Senate approval.http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/charter/page-1.html This is Canada's version of the bill of rights.

  • 8 years ago

    Canada's a kingdom. a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy.

    Canada has more civil liberties (legal rights & freedoms) than the United States.

    They're basically similar to what the US has, but there's some differences.

    (For example, Canadians have more privacy rights & property rights than Americans.)

    We might not make the news everywhere, but we're definitely newsworthy.

    Some examples of that:

    Link - http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2011/1...

    Link - http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/960264--...

    Link - http://www.thestar.com/travel/article/1084681--can...

    Link - http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/05/24/canada-sco...

    Link - https://secure.globeadvisor.com/servlet/ArticleNew...

    And a few more if you feel like looking them up:

    Canada's rated as being/having:

    -The world's best advanced economy.

    -The world's soundest banking system.

    -The world leader in educational attainment.

    -The world's most tolerant country.

    -The world's friendliest nation.

    -The world's most welcoming country.

    -One of the world's 10 safest countries.

    -One of the world's 10 most peaceful nations.

    -One of the world's 10 happiest countries.

    -One of the world's 10 least corrupt nations.

    -One of the world's 10 freest countries.

    All that (and more) has made us a popular immigrant destination:

    "More than half of people around the world say they would abandon their homelands and move to Canada if they could.

    Given the choice, 53 per cent of adults in the world's 24 leading economies said they would immigrate to Canada..."

    Link - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/n...

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