Canada Day 2016: Answering the world’s questions about Canada
How do I move to Canada? And is weed legal there? As people across the country get ready to celebrate Canada Day 2016 (the country’s 149th birthday) on Friday, Google has released the top questions the rest of the world is asking about the Great White North.
And for those looking to actually make the move, here are four ways to become a permanent resident or work in Canada.
Other top queries include “what time is it in Canada?” (there are six different time zones) and “what is the capital of Canada?” (Note: It’s Ottawa, not Toronto.)
Is weed legal in Canada? No it’s not – right now. The popularity of the question though may stem from the increased attention around the Liberal government’s plan to legalize marijuana.
While the medical use of marijuana is legal, the federal government has announced a task force aimed at studying the legalization and regulation of recreational marijuana use, with a new law expected to be tabled in the spring of 2017.
Many Canadians will gather around the BBQ this long weekend and for those looking for inspiration beyond the hamburger and hot dog turned to the Internet for help.
‘Chicken drumstick’ and ‘mojito’ topped Google’s list of most-searched Canada Day recipes for 2016, while some others on the list were a little more surprising.
Google’s Top Trending Canada Day Recipes
- Chicken drumstick
- Butter Tart
- Chicken Cacciatore
- Apple Pie
- Chocolate-covered strawberries
- Greek Salad
- Haddock Fillet
- Mashed Cauliflower
Want to know more about the habits of Canadians like how much people in Manitoba drink or how many in Canada actually smoke? Take our Canada Day quiz to find out.
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