Canada: General facts

Political system: a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchyCapital: OttawaTotal area: 9,984,670 square kilometresPopulation: 35.7 millionOfficial languages: English, FrenchCurrency: Canadian dollar (CAD)

Political system: a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchy
Capital: Ottawa
Total area: 9,984,670 square kilometres
Population: 35.7 million
Official languages: English, French
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)

Source: Office of the Embassy of Canada

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.