The consulate general of Malta to Canada Publishes the first in a series of informative leaflets – the first, ‘Malta and Canada have a lot in common’

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Apr 28, 2021
 
THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALTA TO CANADA 

PUBLISHES THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF INFORMATIVE LEAFLETS – THE FIRST, ‘MALTA AND CANADA HAVE A LOT IN COMMON’

 

Malta and Canada have always enjoyed an excellent relationship based on trust, cooperation, people to people friendship both countries are home to thousand of Maltese Canadians and Canadian Maltese who live in one, both are spend time in both countries. Most of the statistics comparing the two countries are radically different, for example, The Maltese Islands fit into Canada’s territories 31,597 times whilst Malta’s population is just over half a million and Canada’s is nearly 38 million. Whilst Malta had no lakes, rivers, forests, mountains or volcanos, Canada has 563 lakes, 8,500 rivers, 2.4 million square kilometres of forest, 21,324 mountains and 21 volcanos. Canada has 20% of the world’s fresh water, whilst Malta has none. Physically, both countries cannot be more different.


Despite these differences, Malta and Canada still have a lot in common, especially people to people contact. The Consul General of the Republic of Malta to Canada, Dr Raymond Xerri, has during the COVID19 lockdowns besides the normal workload from home, took to the pen, to write about the fascinating, uniqueness and the commonalities between Malta and Canada.

 

Starting with the commonalities, Consul General Dr Xerri decided to start a series of informative and educational leaflets, entitled, Maltese-Canadian Heritage Series, specifically earmarked for Maltese Canadians everywhere to learn about their very rich heritage in both countries.  The first leaflet is entitled, ‘Malta and Canada have a lot in common.’ Written and illustrated with vivid pictures accompanying each entry, its perfect for students of all ages, adults and will entice the minds of the older generations too. 

 

Copies of this leaflet will be available to at the office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Malta to Canada, sent to all new Maltese citizens and at all Maltese outlets.