Capital: Ottawa ; Largest city: Toronto GDP growth (annual %) 2016 :1.5%
Key Facts

Full name: Canada
Population: 34.3 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 9.9 million sq km (3.8 million sq miles)
Major languages: English, French (both official)
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Canadian dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Machinery and equipment, automotive products, metals and plastics, forestry products, agricultural and fishing products, energy products
GNI per capita: US $45,560 (World Bank, 2011)
Internet domain: .ca
International dialling code: +1

  • Climate change laws around the world


    There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of global climate change laws since 1997, according to the most comprehensive database of relevant policy and legislation.

    The database, produced by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law, includes more than 1,200 relevant policies across 164 countries, which account for 95% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Canada Canadian Economy to Improve in 2017 after a Resilient 2016



    Canadian Economy to Improve in 2017 after a Resilient 2016

  • Neoliberal Machinations: Ontario’s Economic Austerity Government Sets “Basic Income” Trap


    The Ontario Government’s Adviser on Basic Income (BI), Hugh Segal, has released his much heralded discussion paper, “Finding a Better Way,” that sets out his proposals for a lengthy BI pilot project. If the experiment he advocates is put into effect, it will run parallel to the deliberations of a Security Reform Working Group that will be considering changes to the present social assistance system in the province, rather than replacement to it.

  • The TTIP is Alive?


    The ratification of the CETA agreement is imminent, with far-reaching economic and social implications. France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls is currently in Canada for meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    CETA is the object of protests in both Canada and the EU. It was also the object of a legal procedure in Germany. 

    The logic of the agreement must be understood. It constitutes the first step towards the integration of  NAFTA and the EU. This integration would create an North Atlantic political entity broadly coinciding with NATO.

  • The Promise Of Canada’s Nanotechnology Industry


    The term ‘nanotechnology’ entered into the public vernacular completely suddenly around the turn of the century, right around the same time that, at the same time as announcing the US National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) in 2001, President Bill Clinton declared that it would one day build materials stronger than steel, detect cancer at its inception, and store the vast records of the Library of Congress in a device the size of a sugar cube. The world of science fiction took matters even further.

  • North American companies resurgent in market value rankings


    Public companies in North America made up additional than one-third of the world’s 2,500 major groups by market price last year for the initial time since before the financial crisis.
    Their resurgence comes at the expense of companies in developing markets. In 2013, these accounted for just over one in four of the major groups, but in the course of 12 months this slipped 3 % points to 22.7 %.

  • Chilean Energy minister Jorge Bunster


    Chilean Energy minister Jorge Bunster regretted on Friday Methanex Canada announcement on its decision to idle operations in Chile in March due to lack of adequate natural gas supply. The company stated that it does not have sufficient feedstock to keep the plant in operation given the natural gas supply challenges.