CANADIAN IDENTITY By Rebecca Grimwood Does Canada have a secure identity, or have we become an American wannabe? The two countries share the longest border in the world, and have a similar amount of land mass. Many wonder if Canada is simply a smaller version of America. Although Canada is aware of America’s entertainment industry, concept of multiculturalism, and history, there are fundamental differences that make Canada’s identity unique and secure.
Canada can be seen as a civic nation because Canadians come from many different backgrounds but choose to live together under similar political beliefs and values. This has allowed Canadian culture to be very diverse. In spite of this diverseness majority of the culture comes from the U.S. Most movies, T.V. shows, magazines, and radio content was made in the
It caused Britain to consider the people’s opinions and assign someone to see what was going on. The Durham report stated that they should give more power to the people living in Lower Canada and Upper Canada and changed them into the province of Canada. It pushed Canada more toward confederation. If the Rebellions of 1837 and 1838 hadn’t happened, confederation might have happened later and then the US could’ve taken over some parts of what could’ve been Canada. Rupert’s Land could’ve been bought by the US and now more and more of Canada would be under US
During 1914 to 1939, to a huge extent political, social, and economic changes contribute to increasing Canadian identity. When World War 1 (WW1) began, the social events had contributed to the Canadian identity which are the Conscription, Women and Change, and Technological Changes. Financing the War Effort, growing economy, and the Great Depression that happened had affected the economy in Canada. Last, The Battle of Vimy Ridge, Halibut Treaty, and New Political Parties had affected the political changes. During the time period of 1914 to 1939, the social, economic, and political changes that happened in Canada contributed to an improved sense of Canadian identity.
“Just watch me”. One of the most popular quotes in all of Canadian history and was said by Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His legacy, attitude, and work transformed Canada and still continues to do so. Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada, from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. Pierre Trudeau changed Canada’s social-political ideology.
The 1920’s was a time of progress due to many different reasons that shaped our country to what it is today. Women’s rights have progressed in many ways that have improved the lives of women in that time period and is the reason women have the rights and privileges they have in Canada today. Women have gained the right to vote, even though not all women have gained this right, it was still a step in the right direction of progression. Women gaining this right was definitely progression in our country because of the amount of women fighting for this privilege and it made our country what it is today and is the main reason women 's rights and equality has come so far in our country. Our technology also progressed and improved a lot at that time
The Liberal government “has brought a change in tone, a more active Canadian engagement in multilateral organizations, and a promise to strengthen Canada’s commitment to UN peace operations”(Fergus Watt 16). Canada has now recognised that “the nature of peacekeeping has changed and therefore new approaches are required beyond the traditional “boots on the ground””(Romeo Dallaire, Shelly Whitman 1). The Canadian government is planning to create peacekeeping missions that will “address the realities of today's wars: the use of child soldiers, complex and ambiguous theatres of operation, more equitable and prepared peacekeeping forces”(Romeo Dallaire, Shelly Whitman 9). Canada is now able to build a number of troop contributing countries which will be able to “address the realities faced by peacekeepers today”(Romeo Dallaire, Shelly Whitman 11), and has promised to forge a new path by including women in missions and leading solutions to issues around the globe. Canada’s new government is taking the old way of peacekeeping and making it more modern and suitable for the issues of today, which will help countries
Given that the new political power figure was of British descent, this began the automatic shift of attempting to employ British policies in Quebec. (Massicotte, 2013). It is important when discussing political factors/government to look at Quebec as a whole, and not solely on Montreal in order
Immigration has been and will continue to happen all around the world. There are so many reasons for people who come from different countries and ethnicities to move from country to country. The reasons why these people immigrate is either they are simply forced to, due to violence and hostility or that they are in search of a better life for them, and or their family etc. Canada being rated number one in quality of life has been a goal for people wanting to immigrate. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ( IRPA) was established by the Canadian government in the year 2002.
To call this era of drastic change the ‘Quiet Revolution’ is a vivid, and yet, paradoxical description. The Quiet Revolution was a time of intense socio-political and socio-cultural change in Quebec, which extended beyond Quebec’s borders because of its influence on contemporary Canadian politics. As a result of the effects of the changes that occurred during this Quiet Revolution, most Quebec provincial governments since the early 1960s have maintained political and social orientations based on the core concepts developed and implemented during the Quiet Revolution. As such, there is no doubt that the Quiet Revolution had a significant impact in Canadian History. This impact can be characterized by the prelude to the Quiet Revolution; the demographic evolution of Quebec; the social educational reforms that were put in place; the economic reforms and their impact; the rise of nationalism; and finally, the cultural changes that occurred.
In order to answer these questions, Stein structures his text by categorizing the anglo-community profound change in political consciousness through labelling three phases: a phase of self-confident majority group consciousness; a phase of majority-minority group image dissonance and defensiveness; a phase of minority group positive self-awareness and action. The first phase of self-confident majority group consciousness can be tracked back after the Conquest, when British officials established their economic and political power over the residents remaining in Quebec. Stein implies that the self-confident majority group consciousness of Quebec anglophones was denoted by a sense of their exceptional educational and cultural upbringings, their higher overall average incomes and their commanding positions in the economy of Quebec (Stein, 2012, p. 110). However, the second phase of majority-minority group image dissonance and defensiveness took place during the Quiet Revolution. Stein alludes that the first turning point in transforming anglophones attitudes came with the enactment of Bill 22, which made French the only
First, in 1921, the first woman was elected as the first female Member of Parliament . More women were making up the labor force, they were being recognized as ‘persons’, and they were able to play sports . All these changes made women feel like a part of the country. Women were able to make a valuable contribution, which benefited Canada. Throughout the twenties, a group of women petitioned women being persons .
The Fate of the Ukrainian Language in Canada After waves of migration, the Ukrainian language became one of the best-maintained mother tongues amongst settlers in Canada. Over time, with the influence of English, Ukrainian began to experience significant developments on the phonetic, lexical and syntactic levels. With more than a century of history, the Canadian variant of the Ukrainian language has now approached a transition into endangerment, even with numerous efforts by the government to curb such an outcome. Although the first wave of Ukrainian immigration to Canada is often cited as the 1890s, there is suggestive evidence of an earlier Ukrainian presence on the North American continent.
When you look around yourself, you can see the progress Canada has made through its great diversity in population. It is evident that most of us belong to a minority, whether it be through race, sexuality, or ability. Approximately 6.3 million Canadians are identified as members of a visible minority group, according to Statistics Canada. This is one piece of evidence that proves the theme of minority groups is a valuable consideration for Expo 17’. As visitors from all over the world come to Expo 17’, it is important to prove that Canada is a diverse and accepting country.
Canada has been involved in various wars from the beginning of its colonial history. Just as the nature of these wars has changed over time, so too has their effect on Canadian women. Women have actively participated in war, from nursing and munitions manufacturing during the First and Second World Wars to the increasing involvement of Canadian women in the military. While some women have been traumatized profoundly by Canada’s wars, others have benefitted from them. Women have often assumed traditionally male work during wartime.