Canada should increase the amount of aid that it gives to other countries and, not to increase the amount of aid that it gives to aid itself. Primarily, in the recent years, Canada is not meeting its expectation from the United Nations on the total foreign aid spending and currently, Canada 's aid spending dropped to a 0.24% of GDP in 2014, down from 0.27% the previous year. That is significantly below the United Nations’ target of 0.7% of GDP which Canada is not close at all to. Instead of increasing our aid as more casualties follow, our aid is decreasing significantly for reasons that are not as important. “Over the last decade, Canada has been a diminishing actor in foreign aid, with spending falling to $4.2 billion in 2014, down from $5.6 billion two years earlier, ” states Jim Coyle, a valid journalist from the Toronto Star.
In present day canada, many foreigners come from far and wide, whilst leaving their families behind in hopes of a better life for them and their children to come. Believing Canada is a land of opportunity, however was Canada always considered “the highway to a better life”?In the late 18 hundreds, Canada did not provide equal opportunities for all.People of different races, genders, and classes faced mass extents of discrimination. People with money were people with power, in repercussion for the industrialization of the late 18 century and the invention of the steam engine, the poor got poorer and and the rich richer, whilst creating a considerable wage gap. Finally the Canadian government treated people that were not of their ideal image
“Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must be an escape from poverty” this was said by Lyndon B Johnson in 1964 and the problem he was addressing back then, has grown and become far larger and more destructive. The average Canadian student acquires 27,000$ of debt trying to earn what in our society today is necessary, to live a safe, happy and fulfilling life. Without higher education you are not likely to be able to do what you want with your life. Within the last two decades university prices have doubled and along with it so have interest rates. This enforces and maintains the trend of the rich staying rich and the poor staying poor; because of the high price less wealthy people are unlikely to be able to afford university and get a good job.
Despite this, only 25% of Canadian prisoners participate in programs that target criminogenic needs. Also, a lack of rehabilitation programs causes an increase in the recidivism rate, which is at 40.6% in Canada. The result is a terrible cycle, but it does have a solution; successful reintegration of offenders means that fewer will appear again before criminal courts, return to prison, and contribute to prison overcrowding, generally increasing the costs of the criminal justice system. By implementing more rehabilitation programs into the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, overcrowding and costs will decrease, allowing for resources to be put to better use improving the conditions and treatment of its
Canada’s fertility rate and aging population are ever-declining, therefore we need a reasonable solution to maintaining a healthy population. We have, in fact, already been facing several social and economic threats to our population, and in order for this to not become a larger issue, we are desperately in need of a solution. The major issue in Canada’s demographic status is the fact that there is a labour shortage, and immigration can be our resolution. This current century, immigration has the biggest impact on Canada’s population growth, so clearly, this policy allows a well-balanced population growth for Canada. While all of the G8 countries have little or no growth at all, Canada boasts the highest growth out of all of them.
With a slow economy and rising inflation, workers had intentions to share in the profits that were gained in the post war period. However, as the government and management resisted the unions’ demands, the workers’ anger grew, and the majority of them illegally walked off the job. Milligan believes that, as a result, these demonstrations not only influenced other Canadian workers to do the same, but also inspired workers in the United States to behave similarly. He
I believe that the large water footprint prevalent in Canadians is because of our government. Firstly, if the government were to enforce a law making water meters mandatory in every household and business, then we would expect to see a huge decrease in the average water consumption. Only 72% of households have water metres, a flat rate per month is not effective because people may be deceived into thinking that they are very conservative with their water usage, however they are using 200+ litres of water than the average Canadian household. Secondly, it should be mandatory that business have a water strategy carefully outlined and disclosed to the government. This helps the government to understand how businesses are making use of their water conservatively.
The reason immigration helps give Canada the identity it has today is because if Canada didn 't accept immigrants it would be less diverse and more un-inclusive. In approximately a few decades we could be suffering from a negative population growth, this is happening because our population is aging and birth
For example, Native life expectancy is lower; they have fewer high school graduates and higher unemployment, they have lower incomes, enjoy fewer promotions in the workplace and remain, as a group, the poorest in Canada. The Nisga 'a Treaty was the start of negotiations between Aboriginals and The Canadian government in the 20’th Century, in hope for more rights and representation. I believe despite many current measures being taken for First Nations people, Canada has not done enough for those who originally resided on our sacred land. On Canada’s 150 Birthday, I posed a very important question to the general public, attending the celebrations in Victoria. Has Canada Done Enough for First Nation’s People?
Employment does not necessarily mean earning a steady income, partaking in benefits or living a healthy, stress-free lifestyle. In fact, some people are persuaded into contract or temporary jobs because they are desperately in need of employment (this includes low pay, travelling far distances, and being without benefits). Migrant workers are people who come to Canada with a work permit but do not have residential status (Carpentier and Fiset 2011:4). Working in Canada with a temporary status makes them vulnerable because they are working for a system that does not respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of migrant workers (Carpentier and Fiset 2011:11). Precarious work has become popular to the extent where it threatens to replace the
Therefore, if they work better foreign companies will want to come to Canada for business because of good employees. The long term acheivements include organizations not considering to leave, which continues to give jobs to current employees, making it less compeititve for future employees. Also high minimum wage creates a bad image for foreign organizations to open businesses in Canada. However, this idea also has negative aspects, which include continues pressure on governments by employees and unions to increase minimum wage, possiable protests/boycotts to increase minimum wage in the near future. If these negative aspects of the reccomendation do come true Canada will be faced with some negative impacts.
Though every person is different, Alzheimer 's disease makes people act and think in ways that they normally wouldn 't. They often act out of character, feel angry, lose interest in hobbies, or act withdrawn from the world . This is an important issue in society today because there is no cure for Alzheimer 's disease, and as of today it cannot be prevented or slowed, and by 2025, an estimated 7.1 million people who are 65 and older will be diagnosed with Alzheimer 's disease. In Canada, there were 747,000 people affected by this disease, and it is estimated that this costs the healthcare system approximately $33 billion dollars per year in both direct and indirect costs (from medical bills and lost earnings). Worldwide,