Canada is a constitutional monarchy, a federal state and parliament democracy with two official languages – French and English.
Canada became a British dominion[i] in 1867. Now it is an independent federal state and a member of the British Commonwealth. Since 1965 it has had its own national flag: red and white are the official colours of Canada while the maple leaf has long been a Canadian symbol.
Toronto skyline with the Canadian Tower which is 554 m highThe head of the state is the British monarch represented by the governor-general, usually appointed for a 5-year term by the Canadian cabinet. The leading figure in the political life of the country is the Prime Minister
[i] samostatná země Britského společenství národů