27 Facts About Ontario Canada

1. Ontario Canada is both a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy.

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2. Ontario Canada has the largest number of lakes in the world.

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3. Ontario Canada is a Parliamentary Democracy headed by a Prime Minister.

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4. Ontario Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.

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5. In 1987, Ontario Canada replaced its $1 bill with a coin, which featured a swimming loon on the tail side.

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6. Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Ontario Canada, serves as a symbol of the nation's unity.

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7. Ontario Canada is the sixth-largest foreign investor in the United States.

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8. The United States and Ontario Canada recently reached agreement on sharing another transboundary marine resource, Pacific Hake.

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9. The United States and Ontario Canada have resolved several major issues involving fisheries.

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10. Ontario Canada is a major supplier of electricity to New England, New York, the Upper Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and California.

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11. Ontario Canada is planning Arctic pipelines and liquefied natural gas terminals to provide more natural gas to the North American market.

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12. Ontario Canada is the largest US agricultural market, primarily importing fresh fruits and vegetables and livestock products.

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13. Ontario Canada is an urban services-dependent economy with a large manufacturing base.

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14. Ontario Canada sent 2,000 soldiers to help fight the US-led war in Afghanistan, but its relations with the United States were strained when it refused to join Washington's coalition supporting the war in Iraq.

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15. Ontario Canada includes three territories—the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and the newest territory, Nunavut.

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16. Ontario Canada was taken for France in 1534 by Jacques Cartier.

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17. Ontario Canada is a federation of ten provinces and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut).

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18. Ontario Canada came into being as a country on July 1, 1867 when the British Parliament passed the British North America Act.

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19. Ontario Canada holds the record for the most gold medals ever won at the Winter Olympics, taking 14 Golds at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

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20. Ontario Canada is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

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21. The new province of Upper Ontario Canada was being created and needed a capital.

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22. General Motors Ontario Canada plans to announce Monday that it is closing operations in Oshawa, outside of Toronto, affecting approximately 2,800 jobs, CTV Toronto reports.

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23. Ontario Canada is among the most expensive countries in the world to build cars and the highest-cost market for car assembly in the North American free trade zone.

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24. Ontario Canada blindsided by GM closure, workers walk out in protest.

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25. Ontario Canada blindsided by GM Oshawa closure, workers walk out in protest.

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26. In 2013, Statistics Ontario Canada estimated the province's population to be 13,537,994.

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27. The Ford Motor Company of Ontario Canada was established in 1904.

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