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For 15 years the Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation have been measuring countries' commitment to free-market capitalism in the "Index of Economic Freedom." The 2009 Index, published this week, provides strong evidence that the countries that maintain the freest economies do the best job of promoting prosperity for all citizens.

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Canada's world rank is 7 and regional is 2 of 3

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Flag of Canada
Royal coat of arms of Canada
MottoA Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin)
"From Sea to Sea"
Anthem"O Canada"
Royal anthem"God Save the Queen"
Location of Canada
Capital Ottawa
45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.4°N 75.667°W / 45.4; -75.667
Largest city Toronto
Official languages English and French
Recognised regional languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Cree, Dëne Sųłiné, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, Slavey and Tłįchǫ Yatiì[1]
Ethnic groups  80.0% White/European (English, French, Scottish, Irish, German, others)[2]
4.0% South Asian
3.9% Chinese
3.8% Aboriginal
3.3% Other Asian
2.5% Black/African
2.5% Others[3]

Canadian, Canadien/Canadienne (French ancestry), Canuck (informal)

Government Federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy[4]
 -  Monarch HM Queen Elizabeth II
 -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean
 -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Legislature Parliament
 -  Upper House Senate
 -  Lower House House of Commons
 -  British North America Acts July 1, 1867 
 -  Statute of Westminster December 11, 1931 
 -  Canada Act April 17, 1982 
 -  Total 9,984,670 km2 (2nd)
3,854,085 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 8.92 (891,163 km²/344,080 mi²)
 -  2009 estimate 33,620,000 [5] (36th)
 -  2006 census 31,612,897 
 -  Density 3.2/km2 (219th)
8.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate
 -  Total $1.269 trillion[6] (13th)
 -  Per capita $38,613[6] (12th)
GDP (nominal) 2007 estimate
 -  Total $1.436 trillion[6] (9th)
 -  Per capita $43,674[6] (14th)
Gini  32.1 (2005)[7] 
HDI (2006) ▲ 0.967 (high) (3rd)
Currency Dollar ($) (CAD)
Time zone (UTC−3.5 to −8)
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC−2.5 to −7)
Date formats dd-mm-yyyy, mm-dd-yyyy, and yyyy-mm-dd (CE)
Drives on the Right
Internet TLD .ca
Calling code 1

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