To his hypocritical actions in the nuclear weapons debate. While revered by the masses, Pearson 's political actions did not reflect his peacekeeping past. While also causing strife between Canada/U.S relations. Pearson’s first and biggest blunder was allowing the sale of dangerous chemicals to the U.S and allowing the testing of chemical weapons
Although their numbers were small, they got negative attention from inordinate Canadians. This was prompted by cultural, racial, prejudice and labor fears of economic competition (Johnston,Komagata Maru). There were already Anti-Asian lobbies in Canada who opposed Chinese and Japanese immigrants and they started to dislike on the Punjabi and South Asians. As a result, Canada placed a law on immigrants from India in 1908 with regulations which had to be followed when coming to Canada. Ali Kazimi, who wrote a documentary on the Komagata Maru told the Toronto Star, “that Canada for the first 100 years of its existence had what was effectively a ‘white man's’ policy” ( Tharoor, Trudeau's apology).
The Upper Canada Rebellion was, along with the Patriotes Rebellion in Lower Canada, a rebellion against the colonial government in 1837 and 1838. Collectively they are also known as the Rebellion of 1837, while the Patriotes Rebellion is also called the Lower Canada Rebellion. The government of Upper Canada was run by wealthy landowners known as the Family Compact. The British had set up the colonial government hoping to inspire the former American colonies to abandon their democratic form of government, but instead American democracy spread to Canada as well, leaving many dissatisfied with the Family Compact.
(procon.org) One of the first reasons I don’t support abortion is that abortion defines the meaning of life and death. Kerby discusses in her article “Arguments against Abortion” medical reasons why abortion should not be legalized, he asked an important question that should have a strict answer within our community, isn’t death declared with a cessation of a heartbeat? Then why doesn’t onset of a heartbeat define life? And if a heartbeat defines life, then abortion should definitely be outlawed.
The case between Angelique Lavallee and Her Majesty the Queen is one of the most famous court cases in Canadian history. I will be examining the events that led to this case, the controversial appeal of the legal recognition of battered woman syndrome, the final judgements on the case and what St Thomas Aquinas would have said about the judgements in this case. Angelique Lavallee and her common-law husband Kevin Rust had been living together for some time and had a well-known history of being in a volatile relationship, most of the violence happening to Lavallee. Through their 3 year relationship she was the victim of multiple bruises, contusions, black eyes and even on one occasion, a fractured nose. The abusive relationship was known by
The major defence that was brought forward was deeming the man insane and incapable of comprehending the difference between right and wrong. Riel was against the allegations and was determined to pledge his own case that he was sane and his actions were justified in order to gain rights for the Métis people. His lawyers, however, “threatened to withdraw from the case” when Louis protested (Groarke, 2013, p.6). In addition, Groarke (2013) wrote of the defences Riel raised in his speech to the jury. His first statement was that Canada had no dominion over the Northwest Territories at the time of the uprising, deeming them as an invader (p.9).
Abortion is accepted in many countries such as Indian and China but illegal in others countries. There is a huge debate all around the world whether to legalize abortion or not. The first school of thought affirms that abortion is the most effective strategy to eliminate backstreet abortion performed by charlatans. Such abortions are not only unsafe but also risky.
In the media you hear many stories about female victims of rape, but what about the male ones? More and more male rape victims are coming out and telling their story. This, however, does not change the major taboo surrounding males being raped. Many people still believe that rape towards males does not happen, simply because they believe women cannot be rapists, or that potentially straight males cannot commit rape towards males. This has lead to many debates both in real life as well as over the internet.
As a matter of fact, I would expect it to be the other way around, cultures acquiring our taboos and ending polygamy. Throughout the years taboos have changed. However, even if nudity is very common nowadays, it is still somehow a taboo. You would not expect to see a shirtless woman walking down the main street.
In conclusion, the idea of legalizing euthanasia could be very detrimental and could cause more misfortune than good. Doctors were placed on Earth to fulfill the one purpose that was given to them and that is to prolong the lives of patients and to abide by the Hippocratic Oath. With euthanasia being illegal in the majority
The Canadian political system is based entirely on democracy. As a democracy it has the duty “to protect itself against the forces of dissolution as soon as they [appear]” (Pierre Trudeau 133). Few people would disagree with the government’s decision to invoke the act. Surely because of the apprehension, almost everybody in the nation was feeling during the violent insurrection in Quebec. Resulting from “seven years of terrorist assaults in Montreal and Ottawa” (130) in which “resulted in six deaths” (Eric Kierans 181).
It also allowed high financial penalties. It also give power to front line officers to deny access to people entering Canada who have a criminal record. The law also fasten the process to remove people from the country, if convicted to any crime endangering the Canadians.
As mentioned prior, the goal of ISIS and other terrorist groups is to impose their beliefs on everyone else, and they do so through violent extremist activities. If we prevent refugees from entering Canada, we are forcing them to endure the torturous living conditions that are occurring and ultimately risk their lives. This is allowing the extremist groups to succeed in their goal of imposing their beliefs on everyone whose faith does not lie directly parallel with their own. In my opinion, it is our responsibility to assist refugees in finding contentment in Canada.
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.