Canada shooting: At least 18 dead, 16 crime scenes in Nova Scotia

Canadians are mourning the 18 victims who died as a result of its worst mass-shooting spree.
Police are investigating a series of crime scenes scattered across the province of Nova Scotia.
The gunman, who the police later shot dead, had driven more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) shooting at people along the way and setting homes on fire.
Canadians are calling for the country’s already strict gun-control laws to be tightened further.

Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak reports from Toronto.

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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends 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.

Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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