I believe that Canada was worried after 9/11. They could have been attacked because they were allies of us. They might have worried that their airplanes were hijacked also. 500 airplanes from around the world were en route to the United States. Planes with enough fuel were told to return to their airport of origin, and the rest was diverted to airports across Canada. Fearing the attacks may not be over and worried that other planes could be turned into “destructive missiles,” Transport Canada instructed NAV CANADA (the agency that handles air traffic control) not to redirect planes to large urban areas, such as Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Canada was also upset because they lost 24 Canadiens in the Twin Towers attack, the youngest of these age 29 and the oldest 70. Canada 's economy also would have suffered because of the attacks as most of their supplies comes from the United States. Canada was a quiet leader in sending aid, special rescue units, and equipment. Even citizens helped during and after 9/11. The average Canadian citizen stepped up to the plate on that clear blue Tuesday when the world changed forever; much the same as New York City and the rest of the world did by first offering support and sincerity for the tremendous loss of life, and then unwavering support for local …show more content…
37 flights were diverted to the town’s airport. The community of less than 10,000 people suddenly had to find shelter and food for 6,700 people. School bus drivers who were on strike left their picket lines in order to provide transportation to area schools and halls. Medical prescriptions were filled by pharmacies at no cost, and people opened their homes to passengers in need of a coffee or a shower. Transport Canada says 224 flights carrying 33,000 passengers landed on Canadian soil, while NAV CANADA says 238 planes landed. With security concerns paramount, each plane had to be searched and every passenger
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The flights that changed america 9/11/01 was a scary day for a lot of people. Parents were scared for there kids and, a lot of people thought they were going to be in the area next. People had questions like, who did this? How many people taken from the families and others? But most people don’t even think about how did 9/11 happened.
The government began to take the crisis very seriously and then the War Measures Act was proclaimed by Pierre Trudeau. People began to share their opinions and they created a lot of chaos because not all opinions were the same. A lot of people thought that Pierre Trudeau's decision of declaring the War Measure Act was justified, but many people thought that a big action like that was not necessary at all. It divided the English speaking Canadians and the French speaking Canadians once again. During the crisis the English speaking Canadians were terrified by these terrorists while some of the French population supported the actions that the FLQ took.
Canada has been one of the twelve original members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since it was founded in 1949, a few years after the end of World War 2 and at the beginning of an almost nuclear disaster known as the Cold War. This intergovernmental military alliance initially made up of the United States, Canada and Western European nations (Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom) plays a significant role to secure international peace and has become the heart of Canadian security and defence policy. Canada is very proud to have contributed to every NATO operation since the founding of this organization more than sixty years ago, proving the commitment
The end of World War II marked an important turning point in Canada’s relations with the world. The outbreak of the war made it loud and clear that Canada cannot remain in isolationism. It proved that it is impossible to be untouched by events in other parts of the world. It meant that for Canada, the danger of being attacked was imminent.
Before, a majority of Canadians only cared about their own problems and turned a blind eye to the Holocaust, after shifting their attitude Canada helped out by sending troops to Europe in WWII. It created a shift within civil society by making them promote their organizations even more to help establish strong bonds. As stated by Professor Dominique Clément “This ‘rights revolution’ represented an important shift not only in the relationship between citizens and the state but also within civil society.” WWII really promoted change in equality and human rights by helping Canadians realize the significance of their rights and values and then fixing their mistakes to gain
Transportation Security Administration was a an effect of 9-11. This advanced security when leaving the country. TSA made you have to be searched to go on plane. This was a great improvement because this policy made it a lot harder to pass through with anything dangerous. Before this policy, you didn 't have to show your ID to go somewhere on a plane.
This brought out the involvement Canada had during the times of the Cold War, and contributed to their growing self-identity. The Cold War sparked mistrust against Canada’s own people. There was fear, suspicion and concern that led people to believe traitors were living among them. Specifically, spies that would seek information and bring it to their own country’s government for their own benefit. This fear and mistrust is what separated the country, and without unity, a country is worth nothing.
The Canadian Contribution to the World Wars In the words of the great Albert Einstein, “As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.” (International: Einstein) he mentioned the cause of war. Though war may have always been inevitable, Canada, throughout the modern history, had been striving for a stronger contribution towards the international stage to ease conflict.
In the fear of another attack the U.S government made airplane checkpoints more secure and created laws that gave the government the right to profile anyone. Having the government implement laws makes everyone feel safer to a certain degree. This is because the harsher laws against the terrorist, the more your personal life is
October Crisis 1970s The War Measures Act was brought in to destroy the FLQ (Front de Liberation du Quebec) in the nineteen seventies which affected many French-Canadians living in Quebec especially people living near the city of Montreal. This group was originated mainly from Quebec because the French-Canadians felt that they were isolated from the rest of the society, they decided to make their own country which they could keep practicing their culture, speak their language and have their own laws. Pierre Trudeau was a great prime minister of Canada especially when he dealt with the October Crisis by bringing in the War Measures Act to wipe out the FLQ. The FLQ were determined to get sovereignty for Quebec by using any means necessary including
The terrorist attack happened on September 9, 2001. In the hijacking nineteen member of the al-qaeda terrorist group hijacked four planes. Three planes hit places in the United States. Two planes hit both Twin Towers in NYC and many people were killed in this attack.
Canada took its first step to becoming a humanitarian nation around the 20th century… despite displaying unjustifiable actions in the past. This is shown in how Canada has regarded its First Nations groups, created its own immigration policies, and treated women in the workplace. Ever since Europeans have set foot on the Americas, they have conquered
World War 1 was a historic event which began in 1914 and ended in 1918. This bloody conflict took the lives of more than 17 million people who were fighting for their countries. Being a British colony at the time, Canada was dragged into the war that did not impact the country in any way, yet thousands of Canadians volunteered to devote their lives for their nation. The first World War had the greatest impact on Canadian history during the 20th century, as this event helped Canada gain more independence from Britain, it helped introduce women in the workforce, and also introduced non-white Canadians in the army. For the longest time, Canada had been under British control, however, this changed a bit after World War 1 took place.
The terrorist attack was evidently not a “Canadian priority”. With all the mistakes made by the Canadian investigation team and how Canada placed everything on the Indian government, it was clear how little Canada really cared about the tragic event. The Canadian law was not the only ones who could have done better, but the airport security was at fault as