If culture stands as it is defined, as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time, then one must ask when it is appropriate for a government to control beliefs, customs and arts. To control such things is in direct violation of natural rights, and has been a pattern of the most totalitarian governments of all time. 2) To what extent do you think the government of Canada was pressured to seek to protect its market because of the financial interests of the Canadian magazine industry?
If this amendment was not ratified and we stood today as Americans without this amendment our country would be crazy. In an opinion of ones own this amendment is probably the most important overall. The Sixth Amendment was created simply because the Founding Fathers wanted to protect the rights of the accused. The objected were too many of the ways the Americans were treated by the British in matters of both crime and justice.
Around the world, Canada is known for three things: cold weather, maple syrup, and multiculturalism. In its truest sense, does multiculturalism mean equality for all races and ethnicities? The absence of prejudice and discrimination in Canada may be a misconception shared by many Canadians and non- Canadians. Despite Canada’s huge multicultural community, hate and intolerance still exist within Canadian society today as seen through the influx of islamophobia and the ignorance of the government towards issues that affect Aboriginal communities. When any important events occur in the world, whether it be positive or negative, everyone is affected by it and experiences the effects of it.
The use of Raven, the Creator in the Haida indigenous communities as well as others communities, represents the authoritarian support that would appeal to other indigenous peoples or those knowledgeable about the spiritual background. A likely representation of Prime Minister Steven Harper uses his big name as a scapegoat, to assign blame to the necessary parties. Harper is also used to support the claim that the pipeline will cause more harm than good. His representation exemplifies the negative relationship the Haida people have had with the government in the past and present. It is obvious that it is meant to appeal to those who share the negative feelings towards Harper, but it could limit their outreach to those who support his Conservative
The elimination of any potential grey area creates a stark contrast between a supposed hero and a supposed villain, a depiction that is often not only quite erroneous but also unfair. Specifically, although the exclusion of “state terror” may make discussion easier (Gage 78), it also hinders important conversation with regards to government oppression and potentially justified retaliation on the part of “rebels” (Gage 78). With this limitation of discussion comes about an inherent stifling of questioning, particularly with regards to the status quo. This, thus, enables not only violent actions of the state to be largely left out of discussion, but also violent actions that encourage the status quo and reactionary sentiment. Right-wing violence that seeks to protect a status quo receives less reaction and intervention from governments than left-wing violence that seeks change (Gage 89).
On the other hand, media censorship is also used for wrong motives, mostly by the government who is trying to protect themselves from anti-politics ideas or any other movement against them. Censorship became at some point a weapon apply to keep citizens ignorant, by denying the entry or spread of sensitive information inside the country, authorities assure the status quo remaining, prohibiting to their nation the opportunity to learn more and to think differently, all because this could cause the loss of their power. Media censorship is a delicate matter where there is not a perfect position about it. As is known, media is one of the most important instruments use to communicate opinions in a short period of time to a big part of the world, this makes it a very power device with the capacity to change everything just with one word and give to the society great benefits, but it can also be used in negative ways, affecting directly the good relationship between communities, all critical aspects that make you think it is imperative to establish rational basic rules and boundaries to avoid the media become a dangerous threat to
According to the article “Ignorance isn’t Bliss”, public misperceptions might negatively influence public opinions and probably cause political problems. As far as I am concerned, public misperception will be an issue for Americans. The trust of government of the United Sates will be lost by its citizens. The article provides many examples about that the office dates government give are totally different from the actual number. If government usually make the same error, citizens may suspect whether the government can be trusted or not.
Humor should be approached with caution in Canada, as in other places, because the sense of political correctness is very strong in many social circles. Take time to learn the appropriate and acceptable limits of humor to avoid the risk of offending someone. However, it is important to note that humor is region and city specific in some cases. In the East Coast of Canada, for instance, humor can be self-effacing and people’s sensitivities are tougher
The FBI seems to be making strides in preventing terrorist attacks, but this action should be made without social profiling and trolling the internet. Also, the repeal of Net Neutrality is another right being stripped from Americans. We deserve the right to an accessible internet that does not economically discriminate. All in all, the government does not have the right to monitor or limit internet content, as it skews our checks and balances system. Without these checks and balances we evolve into a country that oppresses its citizens.
The Top Five Canada (Justice) v. Khadr Do you think the charter should always apply to the activities of the Canadian government officials exercising functions outside Canada? I concur with the Federal court's findings in that, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were created to protect the rights and freedoms of Canadian citizens in Canada. Outside of Canada, citizens are protected by international laws between sovereign states. Therefore, crimes committed in other judicial sanctions should be dealt with by their own court of law, without interference of other countries sovereignty. The case of R. v. Cook is an exception; Canadian authorities interrogated Cook, a Canadian citizen, outside of Canada.
Intentions of Legislation The Canadian Multiculturalism Act (1988) aims to preserve and enhance multiculturalism in Canada. The legislation attempts to unite members of different cultures while allowing them to preserve their unique cultural and ethnic identities but also create an integrated Canadian identity. With this act, the Government of Canada is committed to working to achieve the equality of all Canadians in the economic, social, cultural and political dimensions (Government of Canada, Department of Citizenship and Immigration, 2015a). As mentioned earlier, an individual’s health is shaped by his or her social, economic, and physical environments, which this legislation attempts to influence through many of its intentions.
Canada’s premier origin of its Constitution dates back to the year of 1960 where the first legislation of human rights protection was passed and titled the Canadian Bill of Rights. The ideology behind this Bill was to ensure equality and freedom of to its citizens. However, the Canadian Bill of Rights was not constitutionally entrenched meaning that it was subject to amendment at the governments will. Though, in 1968, once Pierre Elliott Trudeau was elected as prime minister of Canada, he made it his mission to constitutionally entrench a charter of rights that would be constitutionally binding on both the federal and provincial levels of government. Following the events of Trudeau’s elections, a draft of the Canadian Constitutional Charter was presented in May of
In 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was established into Canada acting as the written part of Canada’s constitution. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms describes and guarantees the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians and also ensures equality for every single Canadian. There are many important sections throughout the entire charter but in my opinion, I believe that section 2 is the most important section of the charter. Section 2 is also known as the Fundamental Freedoms. Section 2 includes freedoms for Canadians such as freedom of: conscience, religion,thought, belief, opinion, expression, press and other media of communication, peaceful assembly and freedom of association.
Like everyone else in this room I was aghast at the news of a terror attack in the heart of Paris. While initially my thoughts were with the victims, they soon turned to the possibility of a similar attack occurring here in Australia. While I had always thought of Australia as one of the safest, stable and prosperous nations on Earth, the reactionary rhetoric I saw on television, YouTube and print media made me question my convictions. I began to see threats where I never did before. For the first time I was genuinely displeased with the Australian parliament for their inability, and their disregard to address a threat.