Characteristics Of Richard Riot

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Definition of Canadian (20%)
Being Canadian means being part of a free country that give you the right of freedom. In Canada, all people have basic rights, outlined by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These rights can include; freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right to life, liberty and security, etc. The propose of these rights and freedoms are to protect Canadians. There are many characteristics that define us as Canadian.
Canadians are very polite and gentle with others. This defines Canadians as valuable people. When communicating with people, specially with anyone who has trouble speaking or understanding, they always speak in a clear and polite manner, which makes it easier for them to understand. Another unique way …show more content…

He was a hockey player from Montreal who became famous quick because of his exciting style of hockey. On march 13, 1955 during a game, defenseman Laycoe clipped Richard with a high stick. Even though the referee called for a penalty, Richard didn’t think it was enough and went after Laycoe and hit him several times, and when linemen pinned him to the ice, he hit a linesman in the face twice. He was suspended for the reminder of the season including the playoffs for his behavior. On march 17 during another game, the fans set off a gas bomb, and when the riot was over, the damage cost over $500,000 and left many people injured. During the riot, Richard went on the radio and addresses the nation and particularly the people in Quebec, saying that he has accepted his punishment and promised to come back next year. Many people believe the riot was the spark that ignited Quebec’s quite revolution. Richard riot effects as Canadian society. In many ways Richard riot ignited new division between English and French Canada. People starts to distance themselves from their leaders and move towards change. The people of Quebec began a movement to modernize their economy, politics, education and culture, which is called the quite revolution. Even today, Quebec wants to be separated from Canada. People in Quebec have different culture, they feel their culture and language is not appreciated by all Canadians. They want to …show more content…

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is primarily the rights and freedoms enshrined in law which have had the biggest effect on Canadian Society. One of the decisions which have come about due to the Constitution and Charter is gay and lesbian rights. In the 1960s, it was still illegal to engage in any acts of homosexuality in Canada. However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Canadians (LGBT) gradually gained more acceptance. As a result of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, several rulings in court have shaped our societies current laws regarding LGBT. In 2005, Canada became only the fourth country in the world to legalize gay and lesbian marriages. This decision has identified Canada as a modern and open country that accepts all type of

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