Welcome to my forecasts of the near & far future of my country Canada.
News of the day is presented in several excellent articles. Canshine blog is a forecast of Canada in its many aspects
Canada, the country on planet Earth, is both ashine with the good (that is maintaining our prosperity), with the bad (failure to meet our commitments particularly on many important climate matters) & near future as we move into the second decade (arbitrary planet Earth measure) of the 21st century.
Near the end of the 20th century Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel prize for his song “Times they are a’changin”. How right he was in his reference to planet Earth & I don’t think he appreciated that they are part of a very fast change. So fast are the advances & so fast is the effect on producers, consumers and financiers that I am unable to keep abreast of all the changes but I intend to mention the well known ones.
This then is a look at what Canada is doing to advance the good & eliminate the bad during century 21. I keep reading that world conditions are ripe for a recession that would surely hurt our GDP which was sitting at a goodly 3% (it should be 2.2% in 2018).
Categories here are descriptions of items that are common to most areas of Canada. Tags here are used to describe physical conditions that pertain to limited but politically multiple areas, mostly of Canada though where they significantly affect Canada on planet Earth.
An exception is OCanada which links to the government websites of each provincial/territorial area.
Whilst not included in Canada wide insurance long term care lodges are governed by Canadian rules. As to financial assistance, this is the responsibility of our provinces & territories. Here is a link to Canadian Government on our care lodges.
Canada has been a member of the United Nations since it was established, and has served six separate terms on the UN Security Council. Canada has also participated in United Nations peacekeeping missions. Jan 14 2019.
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Canada has more than a million kilometres of (two-lane equivalent) roads, roughly 38,000 of which make up the National Highway System (NHS). Please see Addendum Table RO1 for more information. Road transportation is the most important mode for passenger and freight transportation, local (intra-city) and intercity transportation, intra-provincial transportation activities, and trade between Canada and the United States (in terms of value transported).
Canada’s road network is shared by a wealth of different users, including 20 million light vehicles, 750,000 medium and heavy trucks, 15,000 public transit buses, motorcoaches and motorcycles in addition to pedestrians, cyclists and rollerbladers (see tables RO3, RO4, RO5, RO8, RO11, and RO26).
Canada faces many challenges relating to its road transportation infrastructure. Some are unique to the country—such as its extensive land mass and often harsh climate, its high degree of urbanization, and its high level of trade dependency—and some are shared by others, including an aging road and highway infrastructure, limited finances, issues of road safety, and environmental considerations. These challenges increase pressure for more federal, provincial and municipal spending at a time when economic and financial circumstances are forcing all governments to consider new and innovative ways to fund transportation infrastructure. Given the challenges ahead—including maintaining an efficient road transportation system to support Canada’s competitiveness in a global economy—the need for investment will undoubtedly continue. In coming years, however, government spending at all levels is likely to be limited given current fiscal situations and competition for funding from social sectors such as health and education.
I keep reading about the wonderful things archaeologists are uncovering around our globe. All of this marvelous though it is leaves me puzzled when it comes to the residue of the last century.
Things that have been discovered relatively recently then buried are the residue of artifacts are they not & technology has advanced so much that we are bound to be hearing but instead I read only of ancient artifacts. Why?
A major component in the well being of Canada is our trade with other countries. In the twenty first century this both is and forecast to be changed. An article has been written on this subject: Link to changing Canadian trade.