I examined A Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941, the first in a three part series called The Valour and the Horror produced by CBC and the National Film Board of Canada which become very popular due to the controversy that surrounded it. The document uses original film and dramatization to depict what happened to Canadian troops at Hong Kong in December 1941 and the years following in a Japanese prisoners of war camp. Similar to any historical source the film does have a bias towards the Canadians and is quite clear since they utilized personal narratives as the foundation of retelling the events that occurred. Although the article makes assumptions and ignores important context, the documentary is still a valid source when used with caution as it does contain factual There are a couple messages in the documentary that they are clearly trying to convince their audience of. The first is the Canadian government sent in untrained troops to fight in Hong Kong, knowing they had no chance win.
I don’t think it is, because if it was then our world wouldn’t be as amazing as it is today. Louis Riel wanted to create a society in which his religion was identified, though his group of people were a minority, they still deserved rights. Till death Riel’s only goal was to do this. He was a leader of a rebellion group, but he did much more than even a leader could, he gave his life. It started with him trying to prevent the majority Metis territories from being taken and transferred to the Dominion of Canada from the Hudson 's Bay Company.
Canada signed the Treaty of Versailles in its own right as an independent country, and the identity of Canada had changed as a result of WW1. As a country Canada’s strengths included, gaining autonomy through persevering and showing just how mature and ready Canadians were to be in charge of their own army; and be recognized as a separate country from Britain. Another one of Canada’s strengths was how calmly autonomy was achieved after the war. Canada did not need to make a fuss about becoming their own country because it was obvious that they were already ready for that. Their proof was presented in how they planned and executed their battles, and fought alongside Britain to successfully defeat
How multiculturalism policy impacted social inclusion processes in Canada? How multiculturalism policy impacted social inclusion processes in Canada? Abstract In recent years, the concept of multiculturalism has been regarded as problematic and a source of social exclusion, separation and segregation, rather than being a means for social integration, inclusion and strong sense of national identity. As a matter of fact, the mentors of German, France and Britain claim relentlessly that multiculturalism has been a failure in their countries (Edmonton journal, February 13, 2011). This paper seeks to demonstrate that multiculturalism is not a hazard to social inclusion and how
v Morgentaler that he waged against what he believed was an outdated law. The trial was particularly notable because it was responsible for striking down Canadian legislation surrounding abortion making it so there is absolutely no law regarding abortion. It was overturned on the fact that it violated section 1(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the right to life, liberty and security of the person (Hamilton). This is still the case today as there are currently no restrictions surrounding abortion in Canada, excluding several Maritime Provinces which have many societal factors stopping women from easily and cheaply accessing abortions. This would later prove to be one of the most significant and controversial decisions in Canadian law.
In 1969, the Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his Liberal government made the contraception legal in Canada. But, they only allowed abortion under the situation that the mother's life is in danger. That was some progress, but that was far too little for the Pro-Choice supporters like abortion activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler who announced he has performed over 5000 abortion surgeries for women from all over the country. After 20 years of legal battles, finally, in 1988, The Supreme Court of Canada abolished Canada's abortion law as unconstitutional. Because it is against the Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedom：A woman's right to life, liberty and security of a person.
The love story of Hae Min Lee and Adnan Syed in the year of 1999 is a new version of “Romeo and Juliet” about the two young people who came from two different culture. Hae Lee was a Korean-American and Adnan Syed was an Afghanistan-American, and they both attended in Woodlawn High School, Maryland. Lee’s mystery death led to great division among the audience in debating whether or not if Syed is the true killer. A judicial in the year 2000, which lasted for only twenty-one minutes had totally turned Syed’s life up side down, for he had been sentenced in life prison regarding the death of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Lee. There should be no argument in Syed’s case if the court could be able to provide substantial amount of solid proof that show
The straightforward diction and intriguing combination of rhetorical devices effectively expresses the brutality and oppression in the North Korean prison camp. As Shin was born in a work intensive political prison, he grew up knowing nothing but the teachings of the guards. Never having experienced a civilized society, he unquestioningly accepting the camp’s authority and called it home. Prisoners were praised on a daily to betray family members and friends for better treatment. Furthermore, family members were punished on one’s behalf to condemn the wrongdoer.
He goes on and states (Act III, Scene 1): "near to four hundred are in the jails...and upon my signature...and seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature." The townspeople's who are condemned, their lives are hanging by his signature. John Proctor, whose wife is in the custody of the court, also presents evidence to the court to prove that the girls are fake. Danforth also denies the evidence and says that Proctor is trying to overthrow the court rather than just saving Elizabeth Proctor. Danforth goes on to say (Act III)"a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it...no uncorrupted man may fear this court.This is a sharp time, now, a precise time—we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world.
The C.I.A created the fake movie called “Argo” as well as a fake studio and script. They sent in Tony Mendez and his accomplice to help prepare the Canadian’s to re-enact their given roles as a film crew and helped them escape, without any interrogations, back to Canada. However, Affleck’s movie had exaggerated the role of the C.I.As involvement that Tony Mendez alone came up with the plan to help the diplomats escape as well as the idea of a fake movie, making Taylor appear as an innkeeper who didn’t create the plan. However, perhaps Affleck had every reason to exaggerate the movie because Taylor’s involvement in the Caper was also exaggerated to the extent that he alone came up with the escape plan. This essay will show, along with evidence from the sources, how Affleck’s movie exaggerated the plot and involvement of the C.I.A as opposed to real events, but also on how he had every
We have a tradition in Canada of constructing a major infrastructure such as highways and railways under the rule of law where there is a policy on how to access the land and effects of the communities. The First Nation opposed of the pipeline approval at times and faced police rubber bullets and water cannons on the opening day of the special assembly. The Quebec Chief said “the protests in North Dakota send a clear message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues who approved the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline”(Taske). Pipelines are a very uncommon topic for many of our people because of the disasters it bring to us. Some Canadians have a strong feeling about the things that are decided by the local government and that is the rights to express their own opinions.
By tailoring only to the country’s homogenized majority, Canada’s conservative government has made its nation seem like the pinnacle of kindness and generalized trust. But beneath the surface, it’s the prison system that secretly bears the brunt of Canada’s vast racial and demographic discrimination. The Canadian government is so occupied with maintaining the appearance of high generalized trust in its political culture that it vastly over-convicts in its prisons, a practice that is reminiscent of the United States prison system. In a recent Huffington Post article, journalist Jim Bronskill investigated Canada’s “broken bail system,” discovering that nearly half of the inmates in Canadian prisons “on any given night have not been convicted of anything” (Bronskill). Furthermore, University of Ottowa criminologist Cheryl Webster has described Canada’s approach to conviction
For example, Robertson Davies wrote, in Letters in Canada, “In this sense, Canada is an attic in which we have stored American and British literature without considering our own” (Davies, 426). For years now, a Ontario student would study Shakespeare and other British writers; today, American authors, such as Fitzgerald, are studied as well. This is great, but the problem is, because of other cultures, the exposure to our own Canadian literature is limited. This has been a Canadian tradition because we have always been a “branch plant” of another country. This meaning that our own culture has never had the chance to develop, since we have always been under more powerful and well-known foreign cultures.
In this project I will bring forward the cultural variations observed between the Syrians and the Canadians. Names: most parents in Canada pick names as they wish for their children and it doesn’t have to follow any particular pattern. Sometimes the names do not indicate any family relationship at all. However in Syria the parents choose a first name for the child followed by the father’s name and then the family name at the end. This is because of the value placed on family reputation in
At the age of 19, Gregory Parsons life took a dramatic turn by a shocking miscarriage of justice. On February 15, 1994, he was convicted in Newfoundland, of the second-degree murder of his mother Catherine Carroll, and was sentenced to life in prison with no chsnce of parole for 15 years. Parsons’ conviction was based on circumstantial evidence, and his case was closed by the Crown prosecutor just by simply asking the jury,”If Greg Parsons didn’t cause his mother’s death[,] who did?” Parsons’ life was not easy. His parents separated when he was only six, and was sent to live with Carroll. She was a loving mother, but struggled heavily with alocholism, depression, anxiety, hoarding behaviours and OCD.