Sir George Arthur French would have been seen as a great leader in the Influence Era by what he was able to achieve in his position of power and the appreciation of the men who served under him; however, he would have not been seen as a great leader in the Situational Era because he resigned because of factors he could not
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.
They recognize the name John A. Macdonald knowing he was the first Prime Minister of Canada and might have recollection of the things he had brought forward, but many are unaware of all that he brought forward was included within the National Policy. The National Policy helped to create Canada with the provinces involved, created the Canadian Pacific Railway, and united Canada in all due to MacDonald’s determination to bring all of Canada together. It can be said that Macdonald did well for Canada, he was looked up by many as he was the first prime minister of Canada and had a political career for almost fifty years. He brought forward the National Policy with the three distinct parts, trying to do everything he could to make Canada a bigger country so he could have more support within the confederation he had formed.
Immigration and Xenophobia has been a huge issue since the beginning of the founding of Canada. This report is going to walk through the history of immigration in Canada and the discrimination that was afflicted on them, then relate those issues to present day. After that we look at the laws and policies that have been put in place to (repay) them back from what happened to them. Then look at how we can be a positive change and be part of the reconciliation. Immigration in Canada is one of the core values, it has been since almost the founding of Canada.
1. a) Confederation was the goal of many prominent politicians during the mid 1800’s. What did they hope to achieve and why? a lot of canadian politicians wanted to get all the territories in canada and the goal was to make a country. But because of all the wars that the british french and the first nations people fighting for the land a lot of people from all sides at time people still had treated their enemies in a bad way. The canadian government wanted to create a big country because they thought that if they create a country with a lot of people they thought that they would be a powerful and a strong nation.
Canada as a whole has a broader legal system, than a narrow legal system where democracy has very little importance. The “Living Tree” approach versus strict construction set in the constitution act (1867) paved the path for the major issues we still address today. Without the “Living Tree” approach in Canada’s legal system, we would not have the broad points of view we on major issues we face today. Canada is able to over come many boundaries the country faces everyday and because of the “Living Tree” approach to the legal system in Canada, the country us able to improve the legal system to become one of the best legal systems in the
In turn, proving Quebec’s secession from is not the solution it needs to feel fulfilled in Canadian society as the negative implications for secession would put Quebec citizens in a compromising position. Firstly, Quebec’s secession from Canada will lead to a drastic decline in their economy. For instance, trade negotiations between Canada and the United states will have to include Quebec. This would mean coming up with entirely new terms to trade. In a article written by Patrick Grady it discusses the effects that separation will have on Canada and Quebec.
As British Columbia became larger talks about it joining confederation began to arise. Confederationists began to propose the idea of BC joining Canada, but a large amount of people also wanted to join the United States or maintain ties with Britain. A hearing was held that had equal sides anti-confederationists and confederationists. Just then Governor Seymour died and Anthony Musgrave was appointed to become his replacement. Musgrave went around to the annexationists and anti-confederationists winning them over and getting terms from them.
The Oka Crisis - In 1990, village of Oka, Quebec wanted to expand their golf course into the Mohawk territory, this caused violence between the Quebec police and Mohawk’s, the land was later turned over to the Mohawk’s after 2 months of conflict (pg: 35) - During the Oka crisis, 70% Canadians believed that the government broke the treaty rights of the Aboriginals (pg: 35) - After the Oka crisis, many Canadians sympathized with the Aboriginal people’s struggle and in 1991, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney set up a royal commission (pg:35) - The commission of the Oka crisis summarized that the policy direction followed for more than 150 years has been wrong. Also for Canadians to view Aboriginal people “as nations with a right to govern themselves
The plan was aimed at separating Upper Canada (Ontario) from the Northwest, thus cutting off the Shawnees, Potawatomi, and other pro-British tribes from British support. Unfortunately, the move ended in disaster for American forces. By the fall of 1812, one American force had surrendered at Detroit, another had been defeated in
Given the increasing recruitment for terrorist organizations and the genocide occurring in Syria, the question as to how Canada can help is being thoroughly debated. Justin Trudeau came into power with firm beliefs regarding how to best help the Syrian refugee crisis occurring overseas. “He said if elected, the Liberals would bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada.” (http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/09/05/ndp-and-liberals-call-for-canada-to-accept-more-syrian-refugees.html) Trudeau’s nonmilitary approach demonstrates his absolute desire to do what is best for the refugees in Syria. This being said, the Liberal government has faced significant legal, financial, and social struggles.
He was joined by Sir John A. Macdonald and George-Etienne Cartier to create to the Federal Domain of Canada. George played a major role in the Charlotte Town and Quebec debates. He carried the debates to the British Government in December 1864 and spoke inspiringly about it at the 1865 confederation debates. He also strongly agreed to help make the Senate, which is now a part of the parliament of Canada. Before the Confederation, he was a member of the Clear Grit Party (Liberals).
Seymour believed that another referendum was coming and that this one would result in a sovereign Quebec, which was both a legal and justified outcome. Seymour stresses the negative impacts that being part of Canada has had on Quebec: an illegitimate constitution, economic under development, and attempts at assimilation. Pelletier, however, believes that the best place for the Quebec nation is within the Canadian one.
Canada has many factors that cause it to be the strong and independent country it is and is seen as today. The cold war is a factor that shaped Canada’s independence and why people see Canada as such a strong country. Canada joins the U.N( United Nations). The U.N was created Oct 24, 1945. The U.N is an organization of countries that work together to prevent war, improve living conditions in other countries, defend human rights etc.
Quebec is a province in Canada that was founded in 1867. The nationalist movement in Quebec, also known as the Quebec sovereignty movement, is a political movement that promotes the independence of the province from the country of Canada. This conflict was between the Catholic people of Quebec, also known as Québécois, and the Protestant people of the rest of Canada. It is often referred to as The Quiet Revolution because no violence takes place. The reasons behind sovereignty were due to Quebec’s fear of losing their unique culture because of the assimilation of the rest of the country.