Canada became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1931 under the Statute of Westminster and remains one of only six countries who have attended all of the Commonwealth Games since 1930, which was hosted by the Canadian city of Hamilton in Ontario.
In that Games in Hamilton the host nation secured a haul of 54 medals. Their biggest yield however came in 1994 with 128 medals although the 1986 Games produced their biggest tally of gold with 51. At the 2010 Games in Delhi, India the Canadians won a total of 76 medals, 26 of which were gold.
Canada has also hosted four Commonwealth Games and in 2003 the city of Hamilton was edged out of the race to host the 2010 Games by the Indian city of Delhi.
The Commonwealth Games Association in Canada is known as Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) and is responsible for organising participation in both the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games. The CGC is a separate entity to the Canadian Olympic Committee.
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Capital - Ottawa
Population - 33,259,000
Time Zone - GMT -05:00
Language - English, French
Currency - Canadian Dollar (C$)