The judicial branch of Canada has played one of the most unique roles in history due to their shaping of Canada. The decisions rendered by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (hereby referred to as the JCPC) and the Supreme Court of Canada impacted the values of Canadian citizens. These decisions were often contradictory and exposed the legal system as flawed, inflexible and stubborn. Throughout the decades the judiciary sought to maintain rules crafted by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867, rather than adopt more effective standards for judgement. The Canadian federal and provincial powers were broken into sections 91 and 92 in the British North America Act of 1867.
However there have already been similar reports done on the subject of residential schools such as the 1907 report done by, according to King, “Dr. Peter Bryce, the chief medical officer for Indian affairs in Canada…he called the health conditions at residential schools ‘a national crime’” (2015). The commission issued 94 recommendations to the parliament but, the prime minister answered with a thank you and an underwhelming response stating a long time has been spent on the report and there were many recommendations (King, 2015). Throughout the history of Canada the government has put aside the Aboriginal voices, contributing to the silencing and oppression of the Aboriginal population. The more Canada neglects to listen to Aboriginal voices, the more it contributes to the continuation of colonialism in Canada. Although the Aboriginal people of Canada had to go through, “One hundred and twenty years of neglect and malnutrition.
What is a survivor? When people think of survivors, they often think of the CBS television series or the returning veterans of the militia. But who are the ultimate survivors in Canada’s diverse populous? Who withstand the punishment, hate, and racial bias to even be considered survivors? The answer is immigrants.
Aboriginal peoples in Canada, or Aboriginal Canadians, are the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of present-day Canada. They comprise the First Nations, Inuit and Métis. The descriptors "Indian" and "Eskimo" have somewhat fallen into disuse in Canada and are sometimes considered pejorative. Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves are some of the earliest known sites of human habitation in Canada. The Paleo-Indian Clovis, Plano and Pre-Dorset cultures pre-date current indigenous peoples of the Americas. Projectile point tools, spears, pottery, bangles, chisels and scrapers mark archaeological sites, thus distinguishing cultural periods, traditions and lithic reduction styles.
I don’t think it is, because if it was then our world wouldn’t be as amazing as it is today. Louis Riel wanted to create a society in which his religion was identified, though his group of people were a minority, they still deserved rights. Till death Riel’s only goal was to do this. He was a leader of a rebellion group, but he did much more than even a leader could, he gave his life. It started with him trying to prevent the majority Metis territories from being taken and transferred to the Dominion of Canada from the Hudson 's Bay Company.
However, English outcry caused a divide between English and French Canadians which ran deep in Canadian politics subsequently included many issues. The most pressing issue which split English and French Canadians was conscription. Making most French Canadians reluctant to enlist. They felt Canada would best serve the Empire by shipping wheat and other commodities. Of the 619,636 soldiers that served in the armed forces only thirty five thousand were French Canadians.
The population in 2011 was 1,649,519. The most common sport in Montreal is hockey, and their professional team of the NHL is the Montreal Canadiens, or Habs. They are called the Habs because in their team logo they have an H in the middle which Habs is short for Les Habitants. This refers to the settlers of New France back in the 17th century which today is referred as Quebec. The common race in Montreal is caucasian followed by chinese.
The Mariam-Webster dictionary defines culture as “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a group.” Though the majority of Canadians (over 90%) live within 100 miles of US-Canada Border, there are many stark contrasts in culture between the United States (US) and their neighbors to the North. Possessing some general knowledge and culturally awareness of any foreign territory will prove useful when adapting or visiting, this holds true the in the country of Canada. Examining key components of Canada, such as the citizens, government, military and general history, will help to understand the unique features of their culture.
Over the past few decades, there has been many distinct perspectives and conflicts surrounding the historical context between the Indigenous peoples in Canada and the Canadian Government. In source one, the author P.J Anderson is trying to convey that the absolute goal of the Indian Residential School system in Canada has been to assimilate the Indian nation and provide them with guidance to “ forget their Indian habits”, and become educated of the “ arts of civilized life”, in order to help them integrate into society and “become one” with their “White brethren”. It is clearly evident throughout the source that the author is supportive of the Indian residential school system and strongly believes that the Indian residential School System
However, not many have been able to identify a certain time period where Canadian identity has prospered. The postwar era and repatriation of Canadian constitution (1945-1982) best identifies Canadian identity. This is because this was the time Canada established its peacekeeping reputation and became independent. Firstly, as the world exited the wartime era, plans to
Critical Summary #3: First Nations Perspectives In Chapter eight of Byron Williston’s Environmental Ethics for Canadians First Nation’s perspectives are explored. The case study titled “Language, Land and the Residential Schools” begins by speaking of a public apology from former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He apologizes for the treatment of “Indians” in “Indian Residential Schools”. He highlights the initial agenda of these schools as he says that the “school system [was] to remove and isolate [Aboriginal] children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate them[…]” (Williston 244).
The indigenous people have a long and proud history, including the rich cultural and spiritual traditions. However, many of these traditions have been changed or even disappeared after the arrival of the European settlers. Forced introduction of European culture and values, Aboriginal community, indigenous land being deprived, and the imposition of a period of governance outside the pattern of the beginning of a cycle of social, physical and spiritual destruction. You can see the effects of today. Some of the effects include poverty, poor health, and drug abuse.