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Canada Vs. France Essay

955 words - 4 pages

Borisade Oluwabunmi
Course Assignment
ECON 3705
Dr. Constantine Passaris
April 23, 2014

GEOGRAPHY:
* Canada has a higher land area at 9,093,507sq km for land, and 891, 163 sq km for water.
* France on the other hand has less land area at 551,500sq km, and water at 3,374sq km

* France has more border countries – 8 (Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, and Switzerland.
* Canada has just the U.S as a border country and is the world’s largest county that borders only one country.

* Both countries have similar climates, although Canada’s varies from temperature in south to subarctic and arctic in north. Whilst, France has generally cool ...view middle of the document...

* Both countries have an assortment of religions with Roman Catholicism ranking highest with 83% for France, and 40.5% for Canada.
* Canada although has a wider range of religions at 9 different types.

* France has a higher population than Canada at 66,259,012, with the highest age population being from males and females between the ages of 25 and 54.
* Canada although thus has a lower dependency ratio at 46.3%, but a higher population growth rate at 0.76%.
* France has lower net migration at 1.09 migrants/1000 people, whilst Canada has 5.66 migrants/1000 people.
* Both countries have high urban population and an average of 1.1% annual rate of change.

* Both countries have similar literacy rates, with 99% of people over the age 15 being able to read and write.
* Unemployment is higher in France at 23.8%, and lower for Canada at 14.3%. Although both countries have men ranking higher for the unemployed.

GOVERNMENT

* Both countries have different government types, with France having a Republic and Canada having a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchy.
* There’s no official date of independence for France. 1 July 1867 for Canada.
* Both countries have national holidays.

* France has a legal system (Civil Law), whilst Canada has a common law system except in Quebec where civic law based on the French civil code prevails.
* Both countries have executive, legislative, and judicial branches in their governments.
* France has more political parties at 17, and Canada with less at 5.

* Both countries have similar international participation: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship...

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