Transnational_issues of Canada

Disputes - international:managed maritime boundary disputes with the US at Dixon Entrance, Beaufort Sea, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and around the disputed Machias Seal Island and North Rock; US works closely with Canada to intensify security measures to monitor and control legal and illegal personnel, transport, and commodities across the international border; sovereignty dispute with Denmark over Hans Island in the Kennedy Channel between Ellesmere Island and Greenland
Illicit drugs:illicit producer of cannabis for the domestic drug market and export to US; use of hydroponics technology permits growers to plant large quantities of high-quality marijuana indoors; increasing ecstasy production, some of which is destined for the US; vulnerable to narcotics money laundering because of its mature financial services sector

Canada Quickstats

  • Population: 33,390,141 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 9,984,670 sq km
  • Density: 3.2 /km² (219th)
  • GDP (total): $1.165 trillion (11th)
  • GDP (per capita): $35,200 (7th)
  • Literacy: 99%

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  • Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
  • Dial code: +1

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Canada Internet

  • Usage: 22,000,000
  • Penetration: 67.8 %
  • Top Domain: .ca

WT eBusiness info:

  • Success Ranking: 100
  • Market testing: Untested
  • Overall risk: High
  • Overall reward: Low


  • Tourism: 10%
  • eCommerce: 10%
  • Gaming: 10%
  • eLearning: 10%

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