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chapter 18 vocab

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provinces
reigonal political divisions (states)
nunavut
the newest territory of canada
indigenous
canadas native people
glaciers
giant sheets of ice
tundra
a treeless plain where the first inch of soil is frozen permenently frozen
service industries
business such as banking and education
newfoundland
known for the best fishing land in the world
maritime provinces
one of the best fishing grounds
overfishing
when too many fish have been taken out without giving time for the species to reproduce
halifax
a major shipping center
quebec
canadas largest province
montreal
an important port on the st.lawrence river it is canadas second largest city and a major financial and industrial center
ontario
canadas second largest province
toronto
the capital of ontario is the largest city in canada
ottowa
the capital of canada
manitobia
farming and ranching are the main ecomonic activites found here
saskatchewan
farming and ranching are the main economic activites there is also oil reserves found here
alberta
largest oil reserves found in this country
british columbia
helps make canada the worlds leading producer of newsprint
colony
an overseas territory that is ruled by a parent country
dominion
when a country has its own government to run local affairs
parliamentary democracy
when voters elect representatives to a law making body called parliament
bilingual
a country with two official languages
autonomy
the right to govern themselves
vancouver
a bustling trade center and the nations main pacific port