By: Casey Albright
Where do people live in Canada and why?
Environmental issues of Canada
Acid rain- The acid rain is mostly caused by sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen released by industrial such as coal burning. The gases dissolve in rain water to form acids. Acid rain is horrible to the Great Lakes. It raises the lakes adicity which makes it harder for plants to grow and survive. Acid rain also dissolve the calcium deposits in the lake, so it lowers the level in calcium in the soil.
Extraction and Overuse in the Canadian Shield- The Canadian Shield is a large area of exposed Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rock that forms. The problems are yet not good. The blasting and digging with heavy machinery causes the land around mines to be damaged. The Slag, or known as, left over rock is being dumped from the smelting process. Plus, mining releases harmful gases that could cause acid rain.
Timber- Canada is the leading producer of the timber industry. But the citizens are concerned that the logging are ruining the forests as well as taking away animals habitats. The heavy machines they use leaves the forest compacted which makes it hard for new plants to grow. Canada uses clear-cutting which is a company who cuts down all the trees in an area. They leave large tree gaps in the forest which reduces water, causes erosion, and kills animals and their habitats.
- Every citizen has the right to vote in elections for Members of the Parliament in representative.
- The elected governor cannot hold power indefinitely.
- Every citizen has the right to have their elected representatives to sit at least one year in Parliament and legislatures, so Parliament and governor are held to account.