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Fact file


  • Canada has the tenth largest economy in the world; the country’s richest person is David Thomson (chairman of Thomson Reuters), worth around $22 billion.
  • It’s true: the Canadian province of Québec is by far the largest producer of maple syrup in the world (accounting for three-quarters of global output).
  • Established in 1964, Tim Hortons “double-double” and doughnut chain is a Canadian icon, with over 3000 stores nationwide.
  • Unbeknown to most Americans, Hollywood is crammed with Canadians: Pamela Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Carrey, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Ellen Page, Christopher Plummer, Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland and Mike Myers among them.
  • Since 1952, Saturday nights have been home to “Hockey Night in Canada” on CBC, when thousands are glued to the TV to pay homage to the national sport.
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