A shield divided into four rectangles over a triangle. The first rectangle contains three lions passant guardant in gold on a red background; the second, a red lion rampant on a gold background; the third, a gold harp on a blue background; the fourth, three gold fleurs-de-lis on a blue background. The triangle contains three red maple leaves on a white background. A gold helmet sits on top of the shield, upon which is a crowned lion holding a red maple leaf, with a larger crown over its head. On the right is a lion rampant flying the Union Flag. On the left is a unicorn flying a blue flag with three fleurs-de-lis. Both animals hold a red ribbon that goes around the shield, which says Canada Arbitration Vertical triband (red, white, red) with a red maple leaf in the centre of the white 

Canada is not a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 15 December 2006
  • Deposit of Ratification: N/A
  • Entry into Force: N/A

Canada is a contracting state to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 12 May 1986
  • Entry into Force: 10 August 1986
  • Canada declared that it would apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that were considered commercial under the laws of Canada, except in the case of the Province of Quebec, where the law did not provide for such limitation.

In 1986, Canada enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as adopted in 1985 and is therefore now popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law State

Canada is a Contracting State to both the 1899 & 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:  

  • 1899 Entry into Force: 19 August 1960
  • 1907 Entry into Force: 9 July 1994

Canada is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 9 November 1945 

Official State Name: Canada

Official Languages: English, French

Recognised regional languages: Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Cree, Dëne Sųłiné, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, Slavey and Tłįchǫ Yatiì

Capital: Ottawa

Largest City: Toronto

Motto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (Latin) "From Sea to Sea"

Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)

Time Zone: (UTC−3.5 to −8)

International Calling Code: +1

Internet TLD: .ca

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