Did you know Canada was once owned by a private company?
“Land ownership in Canada is held by governments, Native groups, corporations, and individuals. Canada is the second largest country in the world by area; at 9,093,507 km² or 3,511,085 mi² of land (and more if fresh water is included) it occupies more than 6% of the Earth’s surface. Since Canada uses primarily English-derived common law, the holders of the land actually have land tenure(permission to hold land from the Crown) rather than absolute ownership.”
Canadian land has a rich history of changes in ownership and usage. You can find out all about it here.