The history of Canada is filled with adventure, exploration, the conquest of difficult terrain and conditions. The nation today reflects the fortitude of its founders, the rich diversity of its immigrants and the opportunities afforded to all by a stable parliamentary democracy.

Multicultural, multilingual Canada is filled with contrasts: quaint seaside villages, thriving cities, traditional hunting grounds, peaceful lakes and streams, vast hydroelectric, mining and hydrocarbon developments, sprawling  ‘techno-parks’ focused on aviation and aerospace, life sciences and information technologies.

Canadians have produced over one million patents – the electric light bulb, IMAX, the zipper, the cardiac pacemaker, the Canadarm and the Blackberry are only a sample.

There is a rich Canadian influence in music, the arts and the film industry. To name a few: Glenn Gould, Maureen Forester and Ben Heppner, Leonard Cohen, Oscar Peterson, Céline Dion; painters Emily Carr, Jean-Paul Riopelle and the Group of Seven; architects Arthur Erickson and Moshe Safdie; stage and screen actors including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Plummer, William Shatner and Donald Sutherland.

The importance of Canada’s role in international affairs has been equally creative and far exceeds the size of its population. A founding member of the UN; signatory to countless international treaties and conventions; principal promoter of the Declaration of Human Rights through the efforts of McGill Law Professor John Humphrey; originator of the concept of the UN peacekeeping forces, championed by Lester B. Pearson; and leading advocate of the principle of the Responsibility to Protect.

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