Canada Government

Country Name Canada
Full Country Name none
Government Type federal parliamentary democracy (Parliament of Canada) under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
Capital Name Ottawa
Capital - geographic coordinate 45 25 N, 75 42 W
Capital Time Difference UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)

note: Canada has six time zones
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November
Independence 1 July 1867 (union of British North American colonies); 11 December 1931 (recognized by UK per Statute of Westminster)
National Holiday Canada Day, 1 July (1867)
Constitution made up of unwritten and written acts, customs, judicial decisions, and traditions dating from 1763; the written part of the constitution consists of the Constitution Act of 29 March 1867, which created a federation of four provinces, and the Constitution Act of 17 April 1982; several amendments to the 1982 Constitution Act, last in 2011
Legal System common law system except in Quebec, where civil law based on the French civil code prevails
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

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