Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada

ATLANTIC CANADA
– located on the eastern edge of Canada, the first entry into the continent was by Europeans. – Its natural resources have been exploited for centuries, making it an old resource hinterland. – Its small and highly dispersed population offers only small markets and few manufacturing opportunities. Distance from the markets of Central Canada has curtailed its trade within Canada and thus dampened its economic development. For that reason, its natural resources are exported to world markets, especially to New England, rather than to the more distant markets in Central Canada. Originally, the people of Atlantic Canada exploited the rich cod fishery, but this resource has collapsed. Highly valued species, such as crab, lobster, and shrimp, and offshore oil and gas have brought new hope for economic development. ATLANTIC CANADA Maritimes and Newfoundland/Labrador are bound together by a rich “sense of place” The ocean dominates the culture and history of Atlantic Canada Economy is heavily dependent on primary activities (resource extraction: fisheries, forestry, agriculture, energy exploration) Core/Periphery Model: Atlantic Canada is a downward transitional region

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