Canadian individual identity is questioned often because it is so diverse and means something different to each person in Canada. Although there is not a set identity there are many values and beliefs that are owned by all Canadians. To find out what Canadians identity is, one has to take into account what has affected it. The United States is the biggest influence on Canadian identity. The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources. The events in American history have also affected Canada from a political perspective, which lead to the Democracy that is present today. Another way the U.S. has affected Canada is from a military perspective because Americans are quick to jump to war and Canada has had to help control them which lead to them being peacekeepers. The United States helped mold the Canadian identity by being both a threat and support to the nation; this will continue into the 21st century but Canada will keep it’s unique identity.
The need for human interaction is universal. One way to fulfil this concept is through the action of communication. Throughout the constant developments in history, many desire to establish a unqiue nation that defines their culture. There are many significante factors that contribute to one 's nation 's identity. Through an authority figure, many were able to have a voice in the decisions about their country. This atmosphere of news ideas and voices cherished an expansion in an unique Canadian identity. Canada is a country of duel languages, multiculurlism, and impartiality but it was through the efforts of one man that allowed these components.
How Nationalism Shaped Our Wold Nationalism has had an arguably equal effect on the world as war, depression, militarism and other worldly issues have. During both world wars nationalism was a key spark in igniting tensions between Germany and Russia, Austria-Hungary and Serbia, China and the United States, and many other nations and colonies involved in the war. The people and establishments of each country united out of pride and determination to protect their way of life. French-Canadian nationalism has been present for hundreds of years as well, although it wasn’t directly affiliated with a war, events during both wars caused the intensity to surge. The conflict started in the early 1520’s and still has significant presence in Canadian society.
Multiculturalism is often seen as a defining aspect of the Canadian identity and the Canadian collective society. Many Canadians feel proud of Canada’s position on multiculturalism and the government 's cultural support system. Canada adopted its first policy concerning multiculturalism in 1971. The Canadian Multiculturalism Policy of 1971 was introduced to maintain the cultural freedom of all individuals and to recognize the cultural, diverse, and ethnic groups living in the Canadian society. In 1982 multiculturalism was recognized by section 27 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Moreover, recognizing and acknowledging multiculturalism in Canada is significant because multiculturalism is easily seen. If you walk down the street
A general description of the culture: Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011]. However, as times have progressed, the culture has also progressed to incorporate the immigrant cultures. Today, Canada is known throughout the world as a multicultural, diverse, and very progressive country [Mooney Cotter, A; 2011]. The immigration of people from all over the world has
Those who don’t live or have ever been may think that Canada is a country that is not diverse maybe even monocultural, that Canada is flat full of only farmland and rural towns, that we live lives fueled by hockey and that is all that Canada is. In reality every Canadian knows it is much more it is diverse, scenic and urban. In the essay “My Canada” by Anita Rau Badami she said this about Canada “the country had been doing a slow dance for me over the nine years that I had lived here, showing me tantalizing little bits of itself every now and then.” The quote by Badami says that Canada has little charms spread throughout the country, such as the vastness and natural beauty of Lake Louise and all National Parks. Festivals in Edmonton which displays Canadian culture and a variety of other cultures from around the earth.
Canada is a strong country backed up by even stronger people. The fact that it surpassed the U.S.A, which was considered the 4th best country to live in, shows how much potential this country has with its extraordinary health care services and its fundamental freedoms. It also shows how Canada puts its citizens first above everything else and realizes that it is not perfect, and thus strives to improve its nature, relationships, and lifestyles with
Canada is now known to be a diverse, multicultural, bilingual and inclusive nation largely as a result of his work. Pierre Elliott Trudeau also believed in an equal Canada for all, he is primarily the one to introduce rights and freedoms to the citizens of Canada. While some view Pierre Trudeau as impulsive, for enforcing the War Measures Act, Trudeau enacted this for the protection of Canadian citizens against radical extremist and his actions were more rational than impulsive for the situation that had suddenly occurred. Pierre Trudeau was one of Canada’s greatest Prime Minister’s, who’s impact fundamentally changed the course of the nation by introducing multiculturalism, for introducing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and for paradoxically upholding democracy by strong action during the October Crisis.
In this day and age, today’s countries and their cultures are immensely different and unique in comparison to each other. China and Canada are no exceptions. The Chinese, known for their famous silk production and their Great Wall of China, hold an impressive history ranging over 5000 years. Canada on the other hand, has only been in the game for 150 years. The British colonization in 1867 had a major impact on the First Nations and has left a serious mark on their community.
Institutional and historical analysis often portray the motives of governments, especially in the cases of Quebec separatism and Aboriginal mistreatment. History describes attempts at compromise to rectify the problems by altering political institutions to provide more autonomy to the provinces, witness in various accords and the methods described previously. However, in regards to Aboriginals a historical relationship of exploitation and eradication sheds on the systemic issues that Aboriginals cope with and the institutions that caused them. As scholars of Canadian politics, it is important to consider historical and institutional analyses when looking at any issue, as it reveals the underlying motives of actors in regards to the cleavages that comprise a state.
Andrew Jackson states "every good citizen makes his country 's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it" (1767-1845). A citizen is known to be a Native, or an individual who is legally entitled to a country. A citizenship is a piece of documentation that identifies whether a person is entitled to a country or not. A citizenship allows subjects to be vested with the rights, privileges, and duties as a citizen, in a nation. “Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, non-citizens are guaranteed most of the same rights as citizens, notably the right to equality and the right to fair and just treatment if
Canada is a civic nation, with the second largest landmass in the world, only after Russia. Canada is made up of two official languages English, and French across the ten provinces and three territories. Quebec is one of these ten provinces, and un similarly to the nine other provinces, the majority language in Quebec is French. Quebecois people are a distinct ethnic nation, different from the rest of Canada. As a result of being an exclusive ethnic nation, Quebec has some major issues, which include racism, intolerance to others who are not Quebecois.
Canada’s strength is in its diversity as Canada tells everyone to be proud of their background. Perhaps in other parts of the world, different people don’t get along with each due to their different
I would allow students to remap Canada related to identity. Student’s will be able to build on their own family background, ethnic groups, family experience, food etc. I would provide students with my example, but also encourage students imagine Canada how they see it. However, I would urge students to use primary and secondary sources to back up their argument. Bahbahani & Hyun (2008) argue “major step in embedding geographical thinking resides in making the curriculum problematic so that the study of geography is more a matter of challenges to thin through than it is information to be remembered” (p.3).
In Allan’s Bomb Canada piece it is explored how American rhetoric about the deal leading to Canada’s annexation helped to halt the bill in Canadian parliament, and further assisted in Borden’s victory. Allan shows how many Canadian’s viewed the agreement as a zero-sum game, and they were losing. They believed American influence was to strong and would stifle all attempts of Canadian business to be successful. What the piece and lectures help to highlight is a key aspect of Canadian Identity; Canadians as not Americans. This is a process of distinguishing Canadians from Americans by any means necessary.