What is the difference between state in the US and a province in Canada?

Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Oct 22, 2010
In both Canada and the U.S., the national government is a union of once smaller countries. In both countries historically there has been an ongoing debate over the division of power between the national and regional governments.

There is little difference in where provinces and states fit in the governmental heirarchy but there are many differences in how they function. Canadian Provinces are more integrated with the national government than states but in the U.S., control is gradually shifting away from states rights to the federal level like Canada. In the past sixty years, control of education, welfare, drug enforcement and the recent healthcare and Arizona immigration debates in the U.S. are examples. Those issues have have been long settled in the Canadian system.
Rob
Answered Oct 23, 2010

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