The judicial branch in Canada is a key element to the division of power. The judiciary branch is an uninfluenced and independent from the legislative and executive branch, the judges are appointed by the Prime Minister and their role is to interpret and apply the laws of Canada as written in the Canadian Constitution. There are two essential principals in modern democracy; the rule of law (La primauté du droit) and the separation of powers (Lampron p. 218). The rule of law is the idea that no one is above the law. This theory allows for a healthy democracy as authority must practice is powers legitimately and in accordance with written and publically adapted laws.
Actually, as many country in the world, Canada faces many difficult situations. Its current problems may result in great challenges in the future. Management of cultural diversity needs of the minority French–speaking communities, sustainable use of natural resources and safe environment programs, Aboriginal rights are the most important today’s issues. Canada has been accepting people from all over the world for many years. This country has created a society of mixed languages, cultures and religions.
The concept of transparency “allows citizens to access information, in order to hold governments accountable” (Close & Croci, 2018, Pg. 203). Lastly, responsiveness, which refers to the governments ability to “respond to the interests of the public” (Close & Croci, 2018, Pg. 206). However, Canada’s seemingly democratic society and government proposes a dilemma as to whether Canada is still a democratic society or rather becoming less democratic. The level of democracy within Canada is debatable since no democratic aspect of our government has been affected directly. However, Canada’s pervasive issues of becoming less democratic of the last decade can be attributable to political disinterest due to pragmatic ideologies, low voter turn out and the inability for political parties to attract voters.
Canada being not a democratic country, but some aspects of democracy has a lot to say about democracy and gender roles on an international level. Canada supports all aspects that lead to a better-developed world for Canadians and non-Canadians as well. Canada’s government have set some democratic policies to support gender equality. Canada
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. A country 's culture can be seen as interchangeable with identity; in Canada there is evidence of American culture everywhere.
You don’t want to be foreigners in your own land...using a different Canadian dollar and passport. Don’t give up the privilege of being called a Canadian as you’ll be loosing all the advantages that come with it. The theme of unity: Chrétien always refers to himself with and alongside his citizens. On top of this, Chrétien thoroughly highlights the importance of unification and continuously welcomes Quebecers into his speech by using inclusive language such as we, us, our fellow quebecers.
The idea of America’s melting pot opposes Canada’s cultural mosaic. These two metaphors helps in understanding of the differences between Canadian and American societies. They emphasize the different relationships to the various minorities living in the countries. Canada’s identity is different from America’s, because it boasts a cultural mosaic. Canada’s identity has been shaped by our unique history.
In June 1990, the residents of Toronto voted in favor to recommend to the Canadian government. One of the changes made to the lyrics of the anthem “O Canada” was from "in all, thy sons command" to “in all of us command”. In this part of the anthem, the word “sons” implied that women cannot feel true patriotism or love for Canada so Canadian’s woman feel offended. Other changes to the lyrics include the words of “our home and gracious land” instead of “our home and native land". Some Canadians feel that the words "Native Land" were not appropriated mainly for those non-native born (Moscoe).In this way, the song includes the people of the First Nation tribes and everyone in Canada is represented and can sing it joyfully.
Reform attempts in the United States during Clinton's administration faced a strong opposition from insurance companies who held most of the funding (Howard - Hassmann and Welch 2006). In addition, various obstacles such as political and ideological factors, the complexity of the proposed reform plan and the diverse opinions in all the fifty states all militated against the passage of much-needed health care reform (Howard - Hassmann and Welch 2006). Until present, the problem persists and more than 40 million Americans are not covered by health insurance (Shi and Singh
The Canadian government shows respect to issues of other nations, but not First Nations. During the Quebec referendum, Canadian Politician and chief of the Red Sucker Lake community Elijah Harper declined the Meech Lake Accord because Canada was addressing the issues of Quebec instead of First Nations. The accord was about Quebec becoming “distinct society”, this insulted Elijah Harper when First Nations have been trying to become a distinct society and get special treatment. First Nations have been trying to reclaim their land for decades, but the Canadian government pushed aside the issues of First Nations and put the needs of Quebec above theirs. This explains how the federal government does not acknowledge the issues of First Nations.
Now the general amending formula works for all other kinds of changes, in which instance at least half of Canada’s population in two thirds of Canada’s provinces as well of the Federal government must all agree on the changes. These current formulas for constitutional amendment assure that no changes can be put into place without a massive range of support from across the
Canadian Magazines 1) To what extent do you think the U.S.-Canadian magazine dispute was motivated by genuine desires to protect Canadian culture? In determining if the Canadian government was acting to genuinely to protect culture, it is important to be clear on what culture is. The dictionary definition of culture is the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. (Merriam-Webster)
Overall, in Canada, the role of the Supreme Court has be altered numerous times since 1982 (and a bit before that) in order to make our country the way it is today. In the end, through trying British tradition and American liberalism, Canada eventually found its own approach of managing our judicial
In many countries, conflict between different groups of people is inevitable. In Canada, the divide between English-speaking and French-speaking regions has been a prominent political and cultural topic since the birth of the nation. The most well known of these conflicts goes to Quebec. The province has sprouted several movements and parties supporting the autonomy and independence of Quebec. One of those parties is the Bloc Quebecois.
INTRODUCTION The report talks about persuasive techniques used by the political parties in Canada to increase their chances to win. They use a different kind of convincing techniques and ideas to make the voters feel that party would be working for the welfare of the voters and their country. The report talks about the techniques used by the conservative party of Canada, which is one of the major political party in Canada and has been in this game from several years. I will look at their different advertisements and find some of the sound techniques used in their advertisements.