Geography 2010A/B Lecture Notes - Sydney Tar Ponds, Highland Clearances, Central Canada

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Contains 4 provinces: nova scotia, news brunswick, newfoundland and. Smallest populations and historically, weakest economies of the 10. Political division of atlantic canada into 4 provinces discourages the emergence of an integrated economy in which economies of scale might occur and increases cost of government. Atlantic canada has been exploiting its resources for a long time and some have been exhausted, while its renewable resources have been overexploited. Atlantic canada"s population is widely dispersed and consists of small markets. Distance from national and global markets have stifled its manufacturing base. Atlantic canada has become heavily dependent on ottawa for economic support through equalization payments and social problems. Consists of two of canada"s physiographic regions: appalachian uplands and canadian shield. Appalachian uplands represents the worn-down remnants of an ancient mountain chain. Orogeny: mountain-building, geologic process that takes place as a result of plate tectonics result is distinctive structural change to earth"s crust where mountains are formed.

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