Canada is talked amongst other countries throughout the world as a safe, secure place to live. Majority of people do not know the heinous crimes that take place in Canada daily, especially whilst using a gun. Canada does not come close to the United States when comparing mass shootings, death by a gun, or homicides using a gun; although, the gun crimes in Canada are not improving. While Canada has more stringent gun laws than the united states, gun control in Canada should still be improved for citizen’s safety. Canada is often praised for having more efficient gun laws than the United States, but most people do not know that Canadian laws too, have much room for improvement.
With the Indian act in place the government can control almost every aspect of their life including: Indian status, land, resources, wills, education, band administration and so on. Additionally under the Indian act, first nations people do not own their own land. They don’t enjoy the same property rights as most Canadians do. First nations live on land that is “a tract of land, the legal title which is vested in Her Majesty.” Absence of property rights is a disaster for first nations communities because it’s hard to do business when people can’t earn equity on a house or use it as collateral to borrow money. It’s hard to create a thriving community when people can’t hand down wealth to their children.
How are disadvantaged minorities in Canada marginalized and limited to their ethnic communities? Why are they still isolated from Canadian society, despite rights, acts, and welfare put in place by the government? Are these groups still undermined due to years and years of colonialism? Why is xenophobia in Canada overlooked compared to other countries such as the USA? Do Canadians fear that recognizing it as a societal issue will threaten Canada’s image as a utopian society?
Laws are used and developed in order to provide guidelines, establish authority and to maintain a sense of orderliness in society. However, chaotic and unexpected occurrences can often cause individuals and groups in society to go above the law and perform acts that are seen as unacceptable under the legal system. Therefore, I agree with the article shown, that such occurrences, to a certain extent, can take place in Ottawa in the case of a natural disaster. For instance, although, Canada does not have a higher crime rate compared to the U.S, the country is still vulnerable to such an event occurring since many violent acts occurred during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot, which was fueled by frustration and anger. Additionally, the natural
Having a cold, not liking crowds, having to travel a bit to the gathering location; all of those and other inconveniences should be forgotten and ignored. However, when a population of citizens who can voice their opinions at the gathering grows too large it is no longer a good way to follow the general will, it becomes nothing more than a ruckus. Consider the caucus style of voting the U.S. utilises in some states; these are relatively small groups of people, in most cases no more than a thousand per district due to poor voter turnout, but only some voices are heard in deciding whom to vote for. Not everyone’s will is accounted for, and it takes hours. Rousseau’s picture of a government run without representatives would either be an incredibly slow, and inadequate to fulfilling the general will of the populace, or be incredibly small so the general will is
Most of these loyalists could not go to different states in America because of what they are withholding with the king of Britain. They were migrated mostly to Canada because the King of Britain owned it during those American revolutionary war. They also faced the harsh feelings of being doubt by the Americans. They soon felt that they are losing the on well- being a person stepping on the lands of Americans because of being loyal to the king. They may not great decision in life, but they still managed to live their own life as a citizen who could not put disloyal to the King that once promised about their freedom and peaceful life in the new nation.
Political parties can have massive setbacks when attempting to implement public policies regarding the issue of lack of shelter in Toronto. A disadvantage of a political party is their dispersed focus on social welfare and programs (Ross, 2017). While the housing crisis is a major problem in large cities, such as Toronto and Vancouver, the Liberal government must also focus their time, money, and energy on other sectors, such as the Universal Child Care Benefit or low-income support (Ross, 2017). There is not one division of social welfare that does not absolutely need every cent they receive, therefore the government can be divided in their resources and cannot fully concentrate on abolishing homelessness and fix the housing crisis. Another
In Canadian society, the disabled-bodied are not given chances to create awareness for themselves in different events which ranges from local events to international events. The able-bodied population are accepted by majority of the Canadian society; majority of Canadian people believes that the disabled-bodied people are not capable as the able-bodied people and discriminate because of their abilities which affected by their disability. Olympics is an example that illustrates the able-bodied population have more opportunities in various events that the disabled-bodied population. It elaborates that the abled-bodied communities are superior to the disabled-bodied communities in several different ways. Therefore, ableism in Canada illustrates the open discrimination towards the
Introduction In today’s political world, there is a large part of the population who votes in elections marred with electoral fraud and malpractice. These people suffer the consequences of having non-representative governments where the government does not reflect the votes and will of the people. One would think a country devoid of fraud during the electoral process would remove previously cheating and poorly performing incumbents, resulting in better functioning governments, which is untrue. Removing electoral fraud from an election does not guarantee that the previously fraudulent or poor performing incumbents will be removed from office. Why do Fair Elections NOT Result in Better Representatives?
However, its main flaw is not confer on the designated meeting a true representation of the electorate. Cutting by riding makes possible "gerrymandering" to eliminate candidates "undesirable" who must be many more votes than in the neighboring riding to get elected. The proportional voting system is fairer and more democratic but it is criticized for generating government instability. The parties that are able to govern often implement alliances or coalitions with other political parties to obtain a majority in the House of Representatives. The game coalitions can give some small parties "hinges" a key role, more important than their actual weight in the formation of a parliamentary
This doesn’t mean everyone will. As the Port Huron Statement points out “each individual sees apathy in his fellows” and this “perpetuates the common reluctance to organize for change.” People having the ability to affect the government and its proceedings means it’s a true democracy; government “for the people by the people.” People don’t always take advantage of this, however those that do contribute to the democracy as a whole. Lobbying allows people to influence politicians, but it’s not the only way. Just writing letters can create change or at least make the politicians aware of the problems. Citizens don’t always take advantage of this, but the option to do so is always present and available if citizens would like to do so.
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.