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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area.
Canada occupies much of the continent of North America, sharing land borders with the contiguous United States to the south, and the US state of Alaska to the northwest. Canada stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west; to the north lies the Arctic Ocean. Greenland is to the northeast. By total area (including its waters), Canada is the second-largest country in the world, after Russia. By land area alone, however, Canada ranks fourth, the difference being due to it having the worlds largest proportion of fresh water lakes.
Canada is the world's eleventh-largest economy as of 2015, with a nominal GDP of approximately US$1.79 trillion. In 2014, Canada's exports totalled over C$528 billion, while its imported goods were worth over $523 billion, of which approximately $349 billion originated from the United States, $49 billion from the European Union, and $35 billion from China.
Canada Arthur B. McDonald, Physics, 2015, Alice Munro, Literature, 2013, Ralph M. Steinman, Physiology or Medicine, 2011, Willard S. Boyle*, Physics, 2009, Jack W. Szostak, born in the United Kingdom, Physiology or Medicine, 2009, Robert Mundell, Economics, 1999, Myron Scholes*, Economics, 1997, William Vickrey*, Economics, 1996, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Peace, 1995, Bertram N. Brockhouse, Physics, 1994, Michael Smith, born in the United Kingdom, Chemistry, 1993, Rudolph A. Marcus*, Chemistry, 1992, Richard E. Taylor, Physics, 1990 Sidney Altman, Chemistry, 1989, John C. Polányi, born in Germany, Chemistry, 1986, Henry Taube*, Chemistry, 1983, David H. Hubel*, Physiology or Medicine, 1981, Saul Bellow*, Literature, 1976 Gerhard Herzberg, born in Germany, Chemistry, 1971, Charles B. Huggins*, Physiology or Medicine, 1966, Lester B. Pearson, Peace, 1957, William Giauque*, Chemistry, 1949, Frederick G. Banting, Physiology or Medicine, 1923, Ernest Rutherford*, born in New Zealand, Chemistry, 1908.
Genetic Discrimination occurs when people are treated unfairly because of actual or perceived differences in their genetic information that may cause or increase the risk to develop a disorder or disease. Genetic information is complicated and should not be used against us. This type of discrimination affects more than just those with Huntington’s, we are all at risk. Anyone could have sequences in their DNA that can lead to diseases like Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, vision loss and many more.