Culture is defined as behaviours, values and beliefs shared by a group of people and passed on from one generation to another. Canada is a bilingual and a multicultural country. Canada is also known as a cultural mosaic as it allows people of many cultures to coalesce into one. Immigrates are coaxed to keep their culture and teach others about their cultures. Canada was established in 1867 by British North America act. Now more than 30 million people lives in 10 provinces and 2 federal territories of Canada. Canada’s two major cultures are English and French as Quebec is the central province and the heart of French Canada. There are three major theories in sociology and two of these theories are functionalism and conflict theory.
Canada has a little piece of almost every culture in the world, shown through the large amount of people moving to Canada from every continent in the world. The multitude of cultures is displayed through the plethora of festivals held throughout the country every year, such as the Folk Fest, Edmonton Food Festival, Heritage Festival and the International Film Festival, all bringing in various cultures and traditions from around the world. Canada has all of these festivals due to the large amount of immigration that was even shown in Anita Rau Badami’s essay my Canada, when she and her husband had moved from India to Vancouver. Canada is one if not the most desirable countries to immigrate to, not only for the living conditions but because of the ability to keep your culture and not have to assimilate to a “Canadian” culture. Thanks to immigration Canada has become a great model country to look at for cultural diversity and cultural acceptance that any country can look at and try to model in their own
In this day and age, today’s countries and their cultures are immensely different and unique in comparison to each other. China and Canada are no exceptions. The Chinese, known for their famous silk production and their Great Wall of China, hold an impressive history ranging over 5000 years. Canada on the other hand, has only been in the game for 150 years. The British colonization in 1867 had a major impact on the First Nations and has left a serious mark on their community. From cultures to everyday life to the government, these nations hold very unique traits that separate them apart.
Canada has had several things that have made it a good country to live in. In the first half of the twentieth century, Canada fought in many battles during the World Wars that had a positive impact on the world. On top of that, there are many Canadians that made notable changes in Canada and the rest of the world. Lastly, Canadians have created technologies that are very important to the way we live today. After looking at these factors, it can be said that Canada is a country that its citizens should be proud of.
Through battlefield triumph and prejudicial tendencies, Canada has been through it all. The battle of Vimy Ridge, the FLQ Crisis and the city of Africville were all crucial moments that were necessary to Canada’s development. The battle of Vimy Ridge was a defining point. It gave Canada the opportunity to full autonomy and gave Canada a world renowned image. The FLQ October Crisis was a terroristic devastation that rocked the province of Quèbec. It was a fire that sparked the War Measures Act and a crisis that halted Quèbec independence, and the city of Africville was a great injustice directed towards Black Nova Scotians. Negative or positive, all of the events that involve Canada has helped it to mature into the country we know
World War One, Two and peace have been defining themes in Canada’s history. WWI separated french and english Canada and gave women the right to vote. In WWII Canada established itself as a middle power and its industrial sector grew. Peacekeeping helped defined Canada as a nation with strong peacekeeping power and helped bolster
Canada has many events that had helped shape our country today. Some events were minor events, while some events had major parts in the creation of Canada. I think Confederation, The Rebellions of 1838 to 1838, and The Quebec Act of 1774, were all very important events in the history of Canada.
Identity is a key component in the makeup of a person, the qualities and beliefs that they possess is the fundamental aspect that differentiates them from other groups of people. Envision if that person’s identity was stripped away from them and they were forced to take on another person’s identity. This process was exactly what the first Nations had to undergo. First Nations have endured all the sad realities that have been thrown on them by the Canadian Government. Since the immigration of Europeans to what is now known as North America, the Native Identity has depleted and close to being successfully assimilated into a Western way of life. By means of beatings, slavery, horrible living standards and sexual exploitations which has caused
When you tell others that you’re Canadian, many think of maple syrup, friendly people, and hockey. Little did they know that we are entitled to freedom, peace, and equality. Not only do we excel in many winter sports such as hockey, but we also bond over our country’s achievements in sports events. In addition to our strong government and democratic society, Canadians offer help to those in need and welcomes new immigrants to our country.
Reciprocity and free trade are two distinct debates which has occurred at separate periods throughout Canadian history. Both are periods in which the Canadian and U.S. governments attempted to broker a deal which would lower tariff walls and allow good to move smoothly between the countries. Reciprocity occurred in 1911 when the Prime Minister Laurier attempted to implement free trade with the U.S. Free Trade is prominently in terms of the 1980’s in which the government under Brian Mulroney wished to once again implement a free trade deal with the U.S. in 1911 free trade was defeated and the government of Robert Borden won an election on the issue. In 1988 once again an election was held on the issue of free trade, this time it was successful and implemented following the election.
Canada had very similar foreign policy to that of Woodrow Wilson’s missionary diplomacy because Canada also used the idea of promoting democracy to secure and further their economic expansion. Todd Gordon’s and Jefferey Webber’s book, Canadian Imperialism in Latin America, argues that the Canadian government justified intervention in the Latin America because they wanted to promote democracy, but really, the Canadian government was just interested in the expansion of its markets in the Andes. Gordon and Webber agree that democracy promotion was one of the United States’ key foreign policy strategies in the world and as Latin American countries started to nationalize their domestic industries and created policies to push Canadian corporations
Identity is an important part of our lifestyle. Showing our identity is a fundamental part of life; it is the way we communicate with each other. As citizens, we showcase our identity through our attire and statements. Nations use other methods to showcase their identity. Canadian identity has often been a popular theme with historians and social scientists over the years. However, not many have been able to identify a certain time period where Canadian identity has prospered. The postwar era and repatriation of Canadian constitution (1945-1982) best identifies Canadian identity. This is because this was the time Canada established its peacekeeping reputation and became independent.
While gazing at the stars on a beautiful winter night, I received a phone call. It was mother. Whimpering, she said "will you please come to the living room." My mind racing of a million thoughts, "what did I do?" "I hope I 'm not in trouble." As I open up the front door, I see my family surrounding a chair. I slowly walk down the aisle and immediately get told to take a seat. Mother weeping in the back, my father approaches me. Expecting an outburst of profanity, my father says with a soft voice “Shiv, I am not your biological father. I am your step-father.”
The number of immigrants coming to Canada is an average of close to 250,000 per year since 1991. This number is massive and should be decreased because the more immigrants come into the country, the more there will be limited resources for people who are already in the country. Canadian citizens are unable to get a job at even the lowest levels because these spots have been filled by the extreme number of immigrants who will and do actually work for even less income than the minimum wage requirements. Also, increase in immigration will not only increase the chance of separation because of different culture, religions and beliefs, it will also bring about discrimination. Separation is formed when immigrants refuse to speak in the commonly accepted language and resist becoming part of Canadian culture by rejecting to recognize the same holidays and demanding recognition of their own culture. In 2006, Statistics Canada, the official Canadian agency that records population data recorded that 6,186,950 foreign-born people now live in Canada. If this keeps up, Canada will become an over populated country with little or no resource available for its citizens.
Canada is a strong country backed up by even stronger people. The fact that it surpassed the U.S.A, which was considered the 4th best country to live in, shows how much potential this country has with its extraordinary health care services and its fundamental freedoms. It also shows how Canada puts its citizens first above everything else and realizes that it is not perfect, and thus strives to improve its nature, relationships, and lifestyles with