"And in the end it 's not the years in your life that count. It 's the life in your years. "(Abraham Lincoln) The words of Abraham Lincoln describe the accomplishments by the Baby Boomers perfectly and implies that it’s the accomplishments in life that matter the most. The Baby Boom drastically changed Canadian society forever. The Baby Boom was an epoch after World War 2 where there was a massive increase in birth rate.
A very controversial topic in the past few years has been immigration. Immigration is better for Canada because it helps introduce different cultures, increase Canada 's growth, and raise economic worth. Canada is well known for its diverse cultures. Immigration helps introduce many new cultures to Canada, aiding it to keep the diverse, vibrant and accepting identity that Canada currently has today (Vaughan). The reason immigration helps give Canada the identity it has today is because if Canada didn 't accept immigrants it would be less diverse and more un-inclusive.
In present day canada, many foreigners come from far and wide, whilst leaving their families behind in hopes of a better life for them and their children to come. Believing Canada is a land of opportunity, however was Canada always considered “the highway to a better life”?In the late 18 hundreds, Canada did not provide equal opportunities for all.People of different races, genders, and classes faced mass extents of discrimination. People with money were people with power, in repercussion for the industrialization of the late 18 century and the invention of the steam engine, the poor got poorer and and the rich richer, whilst creating a considerable wage gap. Finally the Canadian government treated people that were not of their ideal image
In fact, with growth at 1.2% per year, it is one of the fastest growing developed countries in the world. PIC believes there are compelling reasons why this relentless increase in numbers should be critically examined, then reduced and, ultimately, reversed until population size is consistent with Canada achieving an economically and environmentally sustainable future. To ignore facts and the associated imperatives of mushrooming growth is to sleepwalk into a future of almost certain and dire crises. Because growth cannot continue indefinitely in a finite space or country, a continuously expanding Canadian population will eventually and inexorably face limits. These will first slow then halt further increases leading to decline.
For example, Canada only admitted 5000 Jewish refugees into Canada. Many factors influenced Canadas decision to allow only 5000 Jewish refugees. One of these factors was the Great Depression. Canadian 's really didn 't want anymore immigrants coming to Canada because many Canadians were already unemployed. A higher population means a lower chance of getting a job.
The 1940s: A new beginning for housing in Canada War is over and Canada experiences a period of explosive urban growth and innovative house design. Provide discounting facilities for loan and mortgage companies. Toward the end of the 1940s, the federal government embarked on a program of much-needed social and rental housing, creating a federal-provincial public housing program for low-income families, The 1950s: From Home Building to Community Building CMHC evolves from home builder to community builder through new loan insurance and public housing projects. The 1950s were notable for innovations in house construction and design. During this period, the federal government provided grants to cities to encourage them to tear down derelict buildings and build municipally owned housing corporations.
In the article “Newcomers Vote with Their Feet“ by Rudyard Griffiths, there is a lot of Canadians who have a negative attitude toward the newcomers, and the author suggested to resolve the Canadian immigration system problem. Canadians believe that they are able to choose the skilled immigrants just because they are one of the developed countries, and no one can resist Canada. Nevertheless, they are wrong beliefs. In addition, while Canada is the second destination of the new immigrants, 95 percent of the citizens who obtained the Canadian citizenship are unskilled workers. Furthermore, 20 percent of the spending of the federal goes to the language trainers.
Despite the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers in Canada, due to the Great Depression, Canada still needed a greater labour force to be able to support Canada and her allies ' troops. When the Prime Minister of Canada, being William Lyon Mackenzie King established the National Selective Service in March of 1942, he declared that the recruitment of women for employment to be "the most important single factor of the program". Without the help of women in the labour force, Canada would not have been able to support their troops with a lot of necessary equipment for the war, which included ammunition, guns, and planes. The help of women in the civilian paid labour force was another essential contribution to
The Depression in Canada put many Canadians in a tight spot, and as a result new political parties emerged to help Canadians. One of the new political parties that emerged was The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF.) The CCF was formed in 1932 and was the first party of its kind in Canada. The Regina Manifesto (CCF 'S platform) opposed free-market economics and supported public ownership of key industries. The CCF also promoted social programs to aid the elderly, the homeless, the sick, and the unemployed.
Anog Amos Miss Rossoni CHC2D 27 July 2015 Baby Boom Impact In the post war years, Canada was in an era known as the baby boom. Canadian soldiers overseas postponed, settling down, giving birth, and making up lost time. After World War 2 until about 1956, the baby boomers had an impact in the Canadian society in many ways. The major impacts were, more marriages, which resulted a birthrate increase, also an economic impact on the aging population. Firstly, the increase in marriage was one of the major impacts in the Canadian society.
In the 1970s, industrialization and urbanization increased all over Canada with the assistance of the growing population and acceptance of immigrants (Drummond, 2006, 1). By 1987, both Ontario and Quebec’s economies became very urbanized, and service industries and occupations were the main targets for most Canadians (Drummond, 2006, 1). At the end of the 20th century, Canadian currency was relatively low compared to the U.S dollar due to the depression of commodity prices (Drummond, 2006, 1). In 2002, however, as commodity prices recovered, the Canadian dollar instantly increased and was at par with the U.S dollar (Drummond, 2006, 1). In 2007, the Harper government announced the importance in pursuing the new free trade agreements in order to support Canadian commerce overseas (Drummond, 2006, 1).
The citizens of Winnipeg that were newly settled in wanted to improve working and living conditions, these ideas show some suspicion in the wealthier citizens, most of the wealthier citizens were British-Canadians. Winnipeg is located, in the province of Manitoba it is the capital city of Manitoba, and with the growing economy in the newly settled immigrants they thought it would be best to improve working and living
For example, Native life expectancy is lower; they have fewer high school graduates and higher unemployment, they have lower incomes, enjoy fewer promotions in the workplace and remain, as a group, the poorest in Canada. The Nisga 'a Treaty was the start of negotiations between Aboriginals and The Canadian government in the 20’th Century, in hope for more rights and representation. I believe despite many current measures being taken for First Nations people, Canada has not done enough for those who originally resided on our sacred land. On Canada’s 150 Birthday, I posed a very important question to the general public, attending the celebrations in Victoria. Has Canada Done Enough for First Nation’s People?
Canada’s fertility rate and aging population are ever-declining, therefore we need a reasonable solution to maintaining a healthy population. We have, in fact, already been facing several social and economic threats to our population, and in order for this to not become a larger issue, we are desperately in need of a solution. The major issue in Canada’s demographic status is the fact that there is a labour shortage, and immigration can be our resolution. This current century, immigration has the biggest impact on Canada’s population growth, so clearly, this policy allows a well-balanced population growth for Canada. While all of the G8 countries have little or no growth at all, Canada boasts the highest growth out of all of them.