Introduction and Learning Outcomes.docx - Unit 4 Regionalism Introduction and Learning Outcomes Introduction Some of Canada\u2019s most notable prime

Introduction and Learning Outcomes.docx - Unit 4...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

Unit 4: Regionalism Introduction and Learning Outcomes Introduction Some of Canada’s most notable prime ministers have agreed on the challenge of the geography and regional nature of Canada – “Canada is a hard country to govern”, Sir John A. Macdonald, “This is a difficult country to govern”, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, “It has been said that Canada is the most difficult country in the world to govern. I am perhaps more aware of that that than I used to be”. The distinctive areas within such a large spatial unit provide the main elements of the Canadian regional challenge. Many of Canada’s political institutions were constructed with the presence of regionalism in mind – the Senate, House of Commons and Supreme Court all have regional requirements within their membership. In terms of economic regionalism, certain parts of the country have been much more reliant on specific industries. A few examples include the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada, the textile industry in Quebec and the auto industry in Ontario. While Canada is home to distinct and unique regions which help the dynamism of the country, distribution is far from equal. Canada is divided into several regions: West coast, Prairie,
Image of page 1
Image of page 2

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture