Introduction: When we think about culture, we automatically associate it with all of the stereotypes that are known. However, many of us never actually take the effort to find out the true culture of a place, which is why when we go to other countries we are clueless as to the culture and its practices. I believe that it is important to learn about the culture and any relevant information about a country before going there, which is why I have decided to look into the culture of the country Canada and its social practices. The country of Canada is in the continent of North America and it is well known for the friendly culture and open minded citizens.
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.
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.
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.
It's a land of snow and hokey where sunshine only breaks through when our national anthem is on, it’s Canada. Canadians are well adapted to hearing what other countries believe to be true about us, and while we're happy to take the “yes, we are very polite,” but we've had just enough of the incorrect stereotypes. So now, if you don't mind there, here are some true canadian stereotypes. We love hockey. Look, it's our sport.
Canada has a very rich history, despite being a younger country than most. This history constitutes many different methods, good or bad, that Canadians have tried in order to develop a significant national identity. For instance, Canada played an important role in both of the World Wars in attempts to establish a distinct national identity on the global stage. After World War Two, Canada joined the United Nations and began performing peacekeeping missions to provide aid to countries, thus creating a new facet to the Canadian national identity. However, Canada has also used unjust methods, such as establishing residential schools as a way to assimilate the First Nations into the government’s idea of what Canadian national identity should be.
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. Due to Pierre Trudeau 's involvment in immigration, equal oppournities and French-Canadian
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.
I don't agree with The Honourable David Lam in his article "Pulling Together" where he remarks that in Hong Kong, people are rude and loud, but in other parts of the world, like Canada, people don't accept that behaviour. I think that Canadian people are equally rude and loud as in Hong Kong. Just how important manners are? However in Canada, minimization of friction between people in Canada is verifiable. Compared to other countries where immigrants feel like they have to embrace the culture in order to become part of it; in Canada it’s the opposite.
Culture is defined as behaviours, values and beliefs shared by a group of people and passed on from one generation to another. Canada is a bilingual and a multicultural country. Canada is also known as a cultural mosaic as it allows people of many cultures to coalesce into one. Immigrates are coaxed to keep their culture and teach others about their cultures. Canada was established in 1867 by British North America act.
Immigration Report Canada is a very diverse country. Meaning there is are people from all over the world. Immigration is a huge part of Canada, and Canada wouldn’t be the same without it. There are a lot of people who immigrate to Canada from all over the world for many different reasons. A lot of the people who are here now, were not originally from Canada.
Everyone is treated equally under the law despite their gender, race, beliefs, traditions, etc. Anyone is allowed to maintain their own ethnic beliefs and still be able to freely participate in Canadian events and traditions with no restrictions. The country has established rights for everyone guaranteeing them freedom of speech, equality, and more. According to the National Post, “…Twitter was alive with self-congratulation this week, with news that Canada had been ranked the second-best place in the world to live.” Because of this, Canada is the epitome for other countries as it shows how people of diverse racial backgrounds can work and live together under the law in peace.
Canada has had several things that have made it a good country to live in. In the first half of the twentieth century, Canada fought in many battles during the World Wars that had a positive impact on the world. On top of that, there are many Canadians that made notable changes in Canada and the rest of the world. Lastly, Canadians have created technologies that are very important to the way we live today. After looking at these factors, it can be said that Canada is a country that its citizens should be proud of.
70% of Canadians claim to have done a favor for their neighbor. Over 50% of Canadians believe that most of their fellow citizens can be trusted (Turcotte). And it’s no surprise because Canada has a certain reputation: it is harmless, void of all the unkindness that has claimed the United States since its creation.