Canada. The Political structure and Economy

Canada. The Political structure and Economy

Canada is a federation of 10 provinces and 2 northern territories. The federal Parliament is made up of the House of Commons and the Senate. The leader of the party than wins the largest number of seats in a newly elected House of Commons is asked to form the government.

 The civil law follows English common law except in Quebec, where it follows the Napoleonic Code.

Canada is a world leader in the production of asbestos, nickel and other elements, forestry products, and ranks first in the world in export of minerals. Although no longer the foremost sector of the economy, agriculture is of major importance to the economy as a whole. Canada is among the world’s leading wheat producers and is second in the export of wheat.

Basically, Canada has a free-enterprise economy. A recurrent problem for Canada has been the dominant position of US corporations and inventors.