Natural Resources minister is under fire from Liberal minister for harmful comments about the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. He apologized for the comments he made about pipeline protests that some people mis-interpret his speech as a threat of their communities. Carr made comments about the possible use of defence forces during future protests to put their safety over pipeline projects approved by Ottawa. The controversy was started when Carr told the crowd "If people choose for their own reasons not to be peaceful, then the government of Canada, through its defence forces, through its police forces, will ensure that people will be kept safe"(Lazzarino). Some First Nations made a promised to protest over the Liberal government controversial
In 2002, Canada followed Homeland Security of United States and came up with an immigration plan. The bill was called “Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.” The focus of the bill was to stop people entering Canada and seeking asylum who will endanger the safety of the Canadians. The bill introduced strict law for people who will try to put the life of Canadians at risk. The law allowed immigration to remove people from the country who may pose a threat to the country. It also allowed high financial penalties.
However there have already been similar reports done on the subject of residential schools such as the 1907 report done by, according to King, “Dr. Peter Bryce, the chief medical officer for Indian affairs in Canada…he called the health conditions at residential schools ‘a national crime’” (2015). The commission issued 94 recommendations to the parliament but, the prime minister answered with a thank you and an underwhelming response stating a long time has been spent on the report and there were many recommendations (King, 2015). Throughout the history of Canada the government has put aside the Aboriginal voices, contributing to the silencing and oppression of the Aboriginal population. The more Canada neglects to listen to Aboriginal voices, the more it contributes to the continuation of colonialism in Canada.
The report made by the Central Foundation says that the racial-based affirmative action programs in the university admissions might disappear very soon. Some states in the USA that used to have affirmative action policies are now banning it because of the voting results, rulings of the Supreme Court and government legislation (Richard D. Kahlenberg, Racial Affirmative Action in Higher Education May Be on Its Way Out 2013). According to the data the racial preferential treatment is not very popular among the voters. Five out of the six states, where the referendum on the anti-racial treatment was held, resulted in banning affirmative action policies towards race. So in 1996 the California state, in 1998 the Washington state , in 2006 the Michigan state, in 2008 the state of Nebraska and more recently in 2010 the Arizona state abandoned the racial preferential treatment.
Not since the reconstruction period after the civil war had there been such a “significant statutory change in the relationship between the Federal and state governments” (ourdocuments.gov). Though the states power regarding their voting laws had been restricted by the federal government, recentness has given back said power to the states. As aforementioned, Section 5 is no longer enforceable. But why? Section 4(b) was deemed unconstitutional in 2013 because of its “coverage formula” (civilrights.org), which used outdated methods to determine a states pre-clearance in Section 5.
In 1952 the US got involved after Nicaragua solicited U.S. assistance to overthrow the Guatemalan leader, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. President Truman authorized the shipment of weapons and money to anti-Arbenz groups. But, within five weeks the operation to topple Arbenz quickly fizzled when representatives loyal to the president uncovered the plot and took steps to solidify their power. Later Eisenhower sought to defend American interests abroad with an increase in funds for nuclear weapons and covert operations. After that, convinced that Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America.
Because it was illegal to refuse to pay taxes owed to the government, Thoreau was put in jail. Later, his tax was paid by one of his relatives and he was released. After he got out, he wrote an essay “Civil Disobedience” which explained why it is sometimes important to refuse to follow a law if it’s unjust. Years later, a minister named Martin Luther King began his journey to nonviolent fight. The United States’ government is required to protect its citizens’ rights.
NSA hides the fact that they are monitoring on US citizens without the warrant as they find some connection between the person monitored and some illegal activity to justify their monitoring. At first, after the 9/11, President George W. Bush started a program of mass monitoring of US communication. He had started it without FISA Court’s knowledge and when the population find out about this Congress had to create and enact the FISA Amendment Act of 2008 and inside was the crucial Section 702 that, by law, validates mass monitoring over the last 7 years. These communication monitoring systems rely on these two statutes: FISA Amendment Act of 2008 (Section 702) and Patriot Act (Section 215). These statutes authorize modern PRISM system to collect metadata and content from the telephone companies.
My own father actually remembers trying to escape the draft when he states, “I and so many other people were trying to get away from getting drafted, some kids retreated to the universities, because if you were in school you couldn’t get drafted, some actually fled to Canada. I made sure my butt was in school so I wouldn’t be drafted, but unfortunately your uncle didn’t do so well in school and was drafted into the war (Gregory Smith). The Vietnam War was truly a war that brought together and tore apart a nation, while also changing and questioning America’s role in the world. The Vietnam War had truly revealed to the world that America was not as strong a country they seemed to be as they were not able to conquer Vietnam. This war did indeed show America’s weak spot and had altered its
Sikhs after being Canada started asking for an Independent nation called Khalistan. The Hindus didn’t want this to happen but and went generally unnoticed by the Canadian Government. The Canadian government, at one point even decided to negotiate with India and refused to deport illegal Sikh immigrants, the Canadian government also pushed the Sikhs into gaining residency in Canada. The Canadian government believes the bombings were part of a conspiracy by British Columbia-based Sikh extremists to take revenge against the Indian government for its 1984 storming of the Golden Temple, a Sikh shrine. The Indian government sought to flush out armed Sikh extremists fighting for a separate Sikh homeland.