Our country is 149 years old. We were watching twitter for the best posts. We were so impressed with all the information coming from the Government of Canada Twitter handle we thought it warranted a blog post. We hope you agree!  We have included some infographics that include some great stats and facts about Canada. If you are not following the Government of Canada we suggest that you do. Click here to follow them on twitter: https://twitter.com/Canada. For the french twitter handle please follow https://twitter.com/AuCanada.

What Happened on July 1st in Canada Infographic

  • 1767: Earliest example of Canadian graffiti, Samuel Hearne carved his name on a boulder near Churchill
  • 1867: The British North American Act (today known as the Constitution Act, 1867) created Canada
  • 1881: World’s first national telephone call made from St. Stephen, New Brunswick, to Calais, Maine
  • 1966: CTV Station CFTO-TV transmits first colour TV broadcast in Canada


Canadian Inventions Infographic

  • Insulin as a diabetes treatment was invented by Frederick Banting, Charles Best and James Collip in 1922
  • Walke-talkies were invented by Donald I. Hings and Alfred J. Gross in 1942
  • Cardiac pacemaker was invented by John Hopps in 1950
  • Peanut butter was first patented by Marcellus Gilmore Edson in 1884
  • Plexiglass was invented by William Chalmers at McGill University in 1931


A Bang for your Buck Infographic

Canada is

  • The easiest place to start a business in the G-7, according to the World Bank
  • The best country in the G-20 for business according to Forbes
  • The most competitive of the G-7 countries in research and development and digital services according to KPMG


The 10 most used languages in Canada Infographic

  • 56% English
  • 21% French
  • 1.3% Panjabi
  • 1.2% Spanish
  • 1.2% German
  • 1.2% Italian
  • 1.1% Cantonese
  • 0.9% Arabic
  • 0.9% Tagalog
  • 0.7% Mandarin


Proud to Be Canadian Infographic

  • 87% of Canadians aged 15 years and older and proud to  be Canadian
  • 90% feel the Canadian flag is important to the national identity
  • Canadians main sources of pride are Canadian history, The Armed Forces and the Healthcare system



What was the most interesting fact or stat you learned from reading this post? We want to know!