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A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867, while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest international border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy and a part of the Commonwealth realm.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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An Act respecting Dominion water-powers.

Canada, Americas, Northern America

"Dominion water-powers" in this Act means any energy of whatever form or nature contained in or capable of being produced or generated from any flowing or falling water in such quantity as to make it of commercial value on public lands, that is the property of Canada and have been or may be placed under the control and management of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. The property in, and the right to the use of, all Dominion water-powers are hereby declared to be vested in the Crown, except any rights of were granted by the Crown before 1919.

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An Act respecting the surveys of public lands of Canada.

Canada, Americas, Northern America

The Act is divided into 4 Parts: Powers and duties of Canada Lands Surveyors (I); Surveys of Canada lands (II); Special surveys of territorial land (III); General (IV).The Minister of Natural resources shall have the administration, direction and control of surveys under this Act (sect. 3).

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