Global Sovereignty In Canada

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Even though “sovereignty” may be a concept that has originated in ancient times, it is still very relevant today. The concept of sovereignty could still be seen in modern events, whether at global, national, or domestic level. Sometimes, it is seen as a positive concept, sometimes it is seen as negative. As with everything, sovereignty can have both its benefits and downsides. Last September, Guatemala faced problems when their government wrestled with the United Nations for control on their own national affairs. Back in 2006 and 2007, major crimes were committed in Guatemala without much retaliation from the Guatemalan government or judicial system. This prompted an intervention into Guatemalan affairs from the United Nations to help keep…show more content…
Recently, the Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales tried to remove a United Nations backed commissioner when they tried to investigate possible corruptions in his campaign. When repercussions were evident, the Guatemalan government actually voted to shield Morales from the consequences of his actions. Though most people may think of national level events (country A in conflict with country B over something) when speaking about sovereignty, it also plays a role at the domestic level too. The issue of the niqab law in Quebec during the past October, for instance, is a recent example. Recently, a law has been passed in Quebec (the Bill 62) which “prohibits students from covering their face in class. It also forces people whose fare requires a card with photo ID to uncover their face before riding public transit, although they can put the veil back on once they 've been identified.” 1 One post doctorate researcher, Efe Peker, thinks one of the reasoning behind this law is to assert French-Canadian’s sovereignty of Quebec. Throughout the years, French-Canadians in Quebec have had to suffer a “twofold status as a majority in Quebec and a minority in…show more content…
This makes them over focus very strongly on the integrity of their cultural sovereignty. The Bill 62 helps them achieve this, through imposing power onto other religious minorities just to cement their sovereignty in Quebec. Another recent example is the Catalan crisis in Spain during the past October. The Catalan government came up with the idea of secession from Spain and gaining independence for themselves. The Catalans have always been a distinct and proud region in Spain, with their deep cultural heritage and autonomy throughout history. They have always held and seen themselves somewhat apart from
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