Society and every day life in Canada
Canada does not have an overall state religion. Three quarters of the population are Christian and the remaining quarter of the population hold the Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist faiths. Up to 16% of the population are non-religious.
Canada is officially seen as a constitutional monarchy, as it is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, which belongs to the head of state, Queen Elisabeth II. Canada is however also a representative parliamentary democracy, which is organized as a large federal state. The constitution consists of written law sources and unwritten habitual and customary laws.
Local language and communication
There are two official languages in Canada: English and French. According to the charter of Funadamental Rights, the official law and the federal languages edict, bilingualism is officially decreed. All Citizens of Canada have the right to access any services of the federation in either English or French. All provinces guarantee for students to be taught in their mother tongue, which means that there are schools that teach all subjects in French and others that teach all subjects in English.
When in Canada you should always adapt to the polite social etiquette by saying "please" and "thank you" whenever these are due. It is common to be asked "Hi, how are you?" as a greeting. You do not need to respond to this by saying how you actually feel, as it is said to be polite instead of meaning to ask how you feel. It is appropriate to responding by saying "I'm fine, thank you. And you?"
The main Eastern travel route connects the large cities of Toronto, Montréal, Québec and Ottawa with each other. This route runs along the Saint Lawrence River and passes through Ontario and Québec. The entire North is mostly undeveloped as this is not required. The large cities near the West of the country, which are located near the border of America, are connected by transportation systems. Canada's government wanted to connect the provinces that lay quite far apart from each other. This was implemented by building three transcontinental railways and multiple branch terminal lines. Flights through Canada are also available from 75 different airlines, in case people need to travel across even greater distances.