Canada is a country in the northern part of North America with ten provinces and three territories.
Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy as well as a constitutional monarchy: Queen Elizabeth is the head of state. The country is also bilingual - English and French - at the federal level. The name Canada originates from the Saint Lawrence Iroquoian word for village, 'kanata.'
Australia's prime minister has called on Facebook to lift its news blockade in the country and negotiate deals with media outlets. He said other countries could soon adopt its model in making tech giants pay for news.
The 58-country initiative seeks to stop countries from detaining foreign citizens to gain diplomatic leverage. Canada has led the charge, denouncing what it calls "hostage diplomacy" with China and other countries.
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