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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

A developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, NATO, the G7, the Group of Ten, the G20, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
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Delrina was a Canadian software company founded in 1988 and subsequently acquired by the American software firm Symantec in 1995. The company sold electronic form products, including PerForm and FormFlow, but was best known for its WinFax software package, which enabled computers equipped with fax modems to transmit copies of documents to standalone fax machines or other similarly equipped computers. Read more...

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Studio portrait of Richard Gavin Reid. He has an oval, fleshy face with receding hair combed back, a short nose, small shaply mouth. His expression is quizzical and he is compressing a smile. He wears round horn-rimmed glasses and has his hands in the jacket pockets of his neat three-piece suit.

Richard Gavin "Dick" Reid (17 January 1879 – 17 October 1980) was a Canadian politician who served as the sixth Premier of Alberta from 1934 to 1935. He was the last member of the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) to hold the office, and that party's defeat at the hands of the upstart Social Credit League in the 1935 election made him the shortest serving premier to that point in Alberta's history. Read more...

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Children watch the Canada Day parade in Montreal, 2004.

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of Canadian confederation which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the Constitution Act, 1867 where the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982 when the Canadian Constitution was patriated by the Canada Act 1982. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world attended by Canadians living abroad. Read more...

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Education in Canada is for the most part provided publicly, and is funded and overseen by provincial, territorial and local governments. Education is within provincial jurisdiction and the curriculum is overseen by the province. Education in Canada is generally divided into primary education, followed by secondary education and post-secondary. Within the provinces under the ministry of education, there are district school boards administering the educational programs. Read more...

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July 28, 2020 – 2020 Nova Scotia attacks
Following massive public backlash, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announces a public inquiry will be held over the law enforcement response to the rampage in Nova Scotia, Canada, last April, which left 23 dead, including the gunman. (Global News)
July 22, 2020 – Canada–United States relations
A Canadian federal court rules the Canada–United States Safe Third Country Agreement to be invalid, saying it violates the Charter of Rights and Freedom by making the country complicit in the United States's abuses of asylum seekers in detention. The ruling goes into effect within six months to give Parliament time to respond. (Reuters)
July 18, 2020 – George Floyd protests
George Floyd protests in Canada
July 18, 2020 – Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports
The Government of Canada rejects an exemption for the Toronto Blue Jays to play their home games in Rogers Centre in Toronto. (ESPN)
July 8, 2020 – Mexico–United States relations, Canada–United States relations
U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a meeting at the White House with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to discuss the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declines to attend. (The Washington Post)


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The common loon is the official provincial bird of Ontario.

This list of birds of Ontario includes all the bird species recorded in the Canadian province of Ontario as determined by the Ontario Bird Records Committee (OBRC). As of July 2020 there were 501 species on this list, 291 of which are known to breed in the province. Ontario has a considerable variety of bird species. One of the factors in this diversity is the size and range of environments in Ontario. Another is the Great Lakes; many birds use the shores as a stopping point during migration. Read more...

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