Essay On Canadian Citizenship

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The Canadian citizenship study guide is designed to help newcomers gain a better understanding of Canada as a country, as well as the rights and freedoms of a Canadian citizen. Its main purpose is to inform the newcomer of Canada’s policies and procedures – from voting procedures to the justice system to the economy… etc., and provide the newcomer with a brief history of Canada. As stated in the study guide, “Canadian citizens enjoy many rights, but Canadians also have responsibilities. They must obey Canada’s laws and respect the rights and freedoms of others … this guide will help you prepare to become a Canadian citizen” (Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2012, p.3). This then helps the prospective Canadian citizens realize what the perks and rules of being a Canadian citizen are, as well as outline the process to becoming a Canadian citizen. It should be noted that these rights and freedoms are outlined in the Magna Carta, or the Great Charter of Freedoms) (Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2012, p. 8).
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As well, on page 12 of the guide, it states that “Many ethnic and religious groups live and work in peace as proud Canadians” (Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2012, p.12). This then become essential to any possible citizens because it is a demonstration of Canada’s acceptance, which is comforting for newcomers planning on becoming a Canadian citizen – they will not feel shunned or a loss of culture when becoming a Canadian citizen. As stated by MacPherson (2007), in The Value of Multiculturalism, “Multiculturalism may be the antidote for the inappropriate and destructive behavior…” This then makes Canada appear to be a safe and secure country that is free from
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