The central portion of the country, in its southern areas, is primarily boreal forest (the provinces of Ontario and Quebec).
Although they are individualistic in terms of their basic cultural traits, they nevertheless place a great deal of emphasis on the individual's responsibility to the community.
This is seen as giving balance and a good quality of life.
Between the southern Carolinian forest of the central regions of the country lies a region in Ontario and Quebec characterized by numerous lakes and expanses of exposed rock known as the Canadian Shield, an area left exposed after the most recent glacial retreat.
Across the northernmost portion of the country from east to west lies a region dominated by tundra and finally at its most northern reach, an arctic eco-zone (in northern Ontario and Quebec and in the territories of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon).
Its land area totals 3,851,809 square miles (9,976,185 square kilometers).
The easternmost portion of the country is a riverine and maritime environment, consisting of the provinces of Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick.
The person who does the asking should pay for the date, unless the person asked insists on paying for herself while on the date.
Making a “date” commits you to doing something, such as going to a movie, going dancing or having dinner.
Equally important, as employment in the center came to dominate gross national production, immigration has tended to flow into the center.