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Canada and the World in 2014

Measuring Canada’s relationship with the world over the past year.

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7 January, 2015

This series of information graphics is an experiment in measuring Canada’s relationship with the world over the past year. The visualizations fall under three categories: diplomacy (the prime minister’s travel log and bilateral meetings with other world leaders), new military deployments, and Canada’s economic ties to other countries.

World Travel
Bilateral
New Military
Economic Ties

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