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Canada geography and stats

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Political Science
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Political Science 2230E
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(1) 1/ Canada as a whole Date created: 1867 Capital: Ottawa Total area: 9 970 610 sq.km Population (2009): 33.5 million GDP (2008): $ 1.6 trillion (est.); GDP per capita (2008): $47,700 Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.7% Federal Expenditures (2009): $258 billion Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $83 billion (including $14 billion for equalization) TAX POINTS PORTION IS $23 billion (does not include 4 billion in extra points for Quebec) Gov't: Conservative (Stephen Harper) Political Culture: mainly moderate 308 Commons representatives (2008): Conservatives 143; Liberals 77; BQ 49; NDP 37; Independents 2 (2) 2/ British Columbia Date joined Confederation: 1871 Capital: Victoria Total area: 947 800 sq.km Population (2008): 4.3 million GDP (2007): $192 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $44,600 Unemployment Rate (2008): 4.6% Equalization funds: no Federal transfers (2009-2010): 5.4 billion ($1,220 per person) Gov't: Liberal (Gordon Campbell) Political culture: polarized between left and right 3/ Alberta Date joined Confederation: 1905 Capital: Edmonton Total Area: 661 190 sq.km Population (2008): 3.4 million GDP (2007): $260 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $76,400 Unemployment Rate (2008): 3.6% Equalization Funds: no Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $3.6 billion ($1,000 per person) Gov't: PC (Ed Stelmach) Political culture: conservative (3) 4/ Saskatchewan Date joined Confederation: 1905 Capital: Regina Total Area: 652 330 sq.km Population (2008): 1 million GDP (2007): $52 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $52,000 Unemployment Rate (2008): 4.1% Equalization Funds: no Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $1.4 billion ($1,419 per person) Gov't: Saskatchewan Party (Brad Wall) Political Culture: moderate; some polarization 5/ Manitoba Date joined Confederation: 1870 Capital: Winnipeg Total Area: 649 950 sq.km Population (2008): 1.2 million GDP (2007): $49 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $40,800 Unemployment Rate (2008): 4.2% Equalization Funds: yes Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $3.6 billion ($2,946 per person) Gov't: NDP (Gary Doer) Political Culture: moderate (4) 6/ Ontario Date joined Confederation: 1867 Capital: Toronto Total Area: 1 068 580 sq.km Population (2008): 12.8 million GDP (2007): $585 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $45,700 Unemployment Rate (2008): 6.5% Equalization Funds: yes Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $15.9 billion ($1,222 per person) Gov't: Liberal (Dalton McGuinty) Political Culture: moderate 7/ Quebec Date joined Confederation: 1867 Capital: Quebec City Total Area: 1 356 790 sq.km Population (2008): 7.7 million GDP (2007): $300 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $39,000 Unemployment Rate (2008): 7.2% Equalization Funds: yes Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $17.7 billion ($2,274 per person) Gov't: Liberal (Jean Charest) Political Culture: polarized between separatists and federalists (5) 8/ New Brunswick Date joined Confederation: 1867 Capital: Fredericton Total Area: 73 440 sq.km Population (2008): 753 thousand GDP (2007): $27 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $35,800 Unemployment Rate (2008): 8.6% Equalization Funds: yes Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $2.6 billion ($3,545 per person) Gov't: Liberal (Shawn Graham) Political Culture: moderate 9/ Prince Edward Island Date joined Confederation: 1873 Capital: Charlottetown Total Area: 5 660 sq.km. Population (2008): 139 thousand GDP (2007): $4.5 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $32,400 Unemployment Rate (2008): 10.5% Equalization Funds: yes Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $586 million ($4,180 per person) Gov't: Liberal (Joe Ghiz) Political Culture: moderate (6) 10/ Nova Scotia Date joined Confederation: 1867 Capital: Halifax Total Area: 55 490 sq.km Population (2008): 940 thousand GDP (2007): $33 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $35,000 Unemployment Rate (2008): 7.7% Equalization Funds: yes Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $2.8 billion ($3,018 per person) Gov't: NDP (Darrell Dexter) Political Culture: moderate 11/ Newfoundland and Labrador Date joined Confederation: 1949 Capital: St. John's Total Area: 405 720 sq.km Population (2008): 514 thousand GDP (2007): $30 billion; GDP per capita (2007): $58,400 Unemployment Rate (2008): 13.2% Equalization Funds: no Federal Transfers (2009-2010): $1.2 billion ($2,395 per person) Gov't: PC (Danny Williams) Political Culture: moderate (7) NOTE: The three northern territories, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are not provinces. They are under the jurisdiction of the federal government but their governments have many devolved powers They have a combined population of 100,000 (2008) and a combined GDP of 7 billion (2007).
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