Canada lies between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans north of the United States. The Canadian economy ranks 14th in the world with a GDP PPP of more than $1.28 Trillion USD according to the IMF in 2009. Canada has a Federation, parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy government. According to CIA.gov its inflation was 2.4% in 2008 and .3% in 2009.
Deposit Insurance for GICs and Savings Accounts
If you only have a single banking provider, please note that the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), only provides the maximum basic protection for eligible deposits of $100,000 (principal and interest combined) per depositor in each CDIC member institution. Note this includes includes savings accounts, term deposits and GICs.
http://www.cdic.ca/Protecting_Your_Deposits.html (CDIC information)