Canada

Canada

UN Nation
NATO Member
Commonwealth Nation *
G-7
Interpol

Population:  31 592 000 (Democracy) Capitol City:  Ottawa, ON Lit. Rate:  97%

Chief Of State:  Queen Elizabeth II

Head of Government:  Prime Minister Jean Chretien

Provinces/States:
Alberta (AB) British Columbia (BC) Ontario (ON) Manitoba (MN)
New Bruinswick (NB)  Nova Scotia (NS) Newfoundland (NFLD) Quebec (PQ)
Prince Edward Island (PEI) Saskatchewan (SK)
Territories:
North West Territories Nunuvik Yukon

Major Cities:  Toronto, ON; Montreal, PQ; Vancouver, BC

Ethnicity: Caucasian (28%), Francophone (23%), European (15%), Native American (2%), Asian/Arab (6%), Mixed (26%)

Lang: English (60%), French (23%), Other (18%)

Religion: Roman Catholic (42%), Protestant (40%), Other (18%)

History:  The first discovered New World country found by the Old World (Vikings in 1200 AD), Canada was fought over by the French and English until the English won.  Keeping Quebec as a French speaking province, the country gained its status as a nation in 1867.  In 1982, Canada began officially sovereign, although the Royal Family are still retained as its honourary government head.  Canada is one of the largest countries in the world, and is rich in resources.

Twilight (Merc) History

Current Issues:  Canada is in the middle of a civil war, with the separation of Quebec.  It has seen the uprising of individual 'territories' in the far north, where most  law enforcement cannot reach.

Currency:  Canadian Dollar

Exchange: 1.5 per US Dollar

Canadian Medals and Decorations

Canadian Badges and Insignia

Non-Military Assets

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)   Quebec Provincial Police

Canadian Forces

Components:

Canadian Navy Canadian Army Canadian Air Force
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Rangers
Military:  In 1968, the three branches of the military were amalgamated into the Canadian Armed Forces, dropping the Royal title, save for some regiments.  In the late 80's and early 90's, the forces began to regain some independence.  They adopted their own dress and procedures.  For PR work, the name was then changed to the Canadian Forces.  They follow the Regimental system.

  A small force of around 60 000 members, all duties are divided amoung the three branches.  Thus, all pilots are Air Force, whether working onboard ships or in the field, they are all Air Force.  Women are able to serve in all capacities in the military, even in combat and onboard submarines.

  Berets are the standard headdress for working attire.  The colour of the beret indicates a general service that person belongs too.

  • Black:  Armour, Navy (with Anchor Capbadge)
  • Blue:  Airforce
  • Green:  All Army Trades
  • Maroon:  For Jump Companies
  • Orange:  Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR)
  • Red:  Military Police
Honours:  Canada has provided troops for every major engagement in the last century.  They have participated in every NATO operation and have been involved in more UN operations (even with token force) than any other UN nation.

War of 1812, Boer War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam (sent volunteers released from the CF), Gulf War, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, East Timor, Afghanistan, A multitude of UN/NATO missions.

Military Ranks:  See Table