‘Kayaking & swimming – only ways to get out’: 170 towns flooded by overflown river in Quebec, Canada

Residents of the Pierrefonds, city of Quebec, resorted to kayaking their way through the flooded streets, Friday, as rivers continued to overflow, flooding more than 170 towns and villages. Commentators have described the floods as some of the worst in more than 50 years, pushing authorities to declare a state of emergency in 10 municipalities and causing damage in more than 3,000 private and public properties. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8b1c

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In This Story: Canada

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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