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Canada is one of only a few industrialized nations that can claim to be a net exporter of energy; we export more than we import. In 2009, natural gas was the largest energy export for Canada in terms of volume, followed by crude oil, refined petroleum products (such household goods like carpets, clothing, washing detergent, etc.), natural gas liquids and primary electricity.

Featured lesson plan: CIDA: Where should Canadians help out?

Students will study the geographic areas and sectors where Canadians have contributed foreign aid over the past few years. They will analyze statistics to decide where they think Canada’s foreign aid should be directed in the future.