In the essay, “Federalism, Nationalism, and Reason”, Pierre Trudeau addresses the history and origins of self-determination and nationalism and its central role in federal statehood, he then discusses the interactions of federalism and nationalism in a Canadian context. Trudeau posits major arguments that will be assessed in this review. First, he postures that that the federal state is driven by self-determination and nationalism, which ultimately makes it unstable due to its foundation in emotionalism rather than reason. Second, Trudeau outlines the historical factors that resulted in the separatist narrative in Quebec and claims that Canadian nationalism cannot combat Quebec’s regional nationalism.
Pierre Trudeau is definitely one of Canada’s most successful Prime Ministers. He was able to bring Canada together by implementing the Official Language Act resolving the October Crisis and repatriating, creating Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedom.
To start with, Pearson is undoubtedly a symbol of Canadian excellence, seeing as his efforts and impact were exceptional. At that time, the world was undergoing war, crisis and prejudice so it is impressive that Pearson was “one of the 20th century’s most untiring and effective workers in the cause of world peace.” (Baldwin 39). This impressiveness may also be due to the similar traits Pearson holds to Mackenzie King whom is a previous great leader. Though, Pearson had his tragic flaws such as ________ _________, which did lead to his resignation from office and defeat by Diefenbaker. Pearson was “a wonderful compromiser …he could bring together opposites” (Baldwin 31) which is what connects him and other great leaders together in leaving a great influence on their country. Then, there is the controversy between Diefenbaker and Pearson, which caused many doubts in Canadians towards Pearson’s choices/judgment. However, in the midst of those doubts Pearson managed to prove that he was the ideal leader for Canada by _____ ________________________________. In all, throughout Pearson’s political life despite the flaws and controversy, he indeed established unity in Canada by the skills he provided through the leadership we pay tribute to
He changed Canada into an ideology of diversity, freedom, equality and humanity. His work and patriotism made Canada into one of the world’s greatest nations. Trudeau, brought multiculturalism into Canadian heritage. He made French and English the official languages of Canada, to please all Canadians. He gave Canada our own constitution. He handled Canada’s greatest crisis and brought all of Canada together, as one united, strong and free nation. He changed Canada and his impact and legacy will never be forgotten. For all the work he has done, he is truly the greatest Prime Minister of the world greatest nation, he is Pierre Elliott
As a leader during World War I, he helped Canada overcome military difficulties by bringing back conscription when necessary. He also introduced The War Measures Act which gave Canada much power during the war, as they had more defense and security and were able to make orders. Borden was also successful in earning Canada a seat in the League of Nations which removes the idea of Canada being a “colony”. One notable thing that Borden also did was giving women the right to vote. Although it started off as mothers and wives of veterans, it succeeded overtime and all women were granted that right. Borden’s will to fight for Canada’s sovereignty during World War I helped shape Canada as one powerful Nation. Every decision that Borden made, assisted Canada through greater independence and becoming the strong country it is
The impact of WW2 played a major role in helping Canada become a more strong, united nation, with equality, respect, and human rights. To begin with, before WWII there was lots of discrimination shown towards minority groups and many other cultures in Canada and because of this Canada created some inhumane mistakes. Canada allowed internment, allowed residential schools, and violation of human rights. When the Holocaust started it was like an eye opener for Canadians because they started to experience what the Holocaust underwent. This made Canadians realize that what they had done was wrong. As stated by Margaret Hoogeveen and Sarah Murdoch in the book Creating Canada “During WW2 Canadians experienced the worst violence that war can
The world’s second biggest country has received a similar second ranking in terms of being ranked the greatest country in the world. The country, of course, is Canada. Canada, for a long time, has been considered one of the best countries in the world to live in as it welcomes immigrants, has a rich diverse culture for every nationality, free medical expenses, and of course , the Niagara Falls. A quote from an article from the Toronto Star said, “….. [Canada] draws some of its national identity from its expansive wilderness, has pronounced a long list of accomplished writers and artists, and is a high-tech industrial society with a high standard of living.” Canada also showed the world that they were serious in their attempts to rescue refugees fleeing
French-English tensions were already running high; French Canadians were still very enraged that Ontario had banned French as a language of instruction in its schools in 1913.
Chrétien’s speech is mainly targeted towards Quebecers wishing to separate from our country. This speech took place prior to the referendum regarding the issue of whether or not Quebec should proclaim its individual sovereignty. Chrétien also recognizes Quebec as a “distinct society” whilst specifying Quebec’s unique language and culture which makes it an admirable community. To bring this all together, Chrétien stresses the beauty in Canadian diversity, generosity, tolerance and respect which is idolized by other foreigners. I appreciated how Chrétien identified and acknowledged Quebecers cries for change and even says that he knows the separatist party will guarantee exactly that. This brings an essence
Pierre was elected prime minister of Canada for the duration of 1968–79, after his turn ended in 79 he lost the next election to Joe Clark who was only in office for around a year. Pierre was then re elected from 1980–84 and is known for caring for the people.
This essay looks to discuss Trudeau’s Liberal party campaign kickoff speech and its usage of emotions. The essay begins with an overview of the speech and then looks in to see to what degree the speech uses emotional appeals. Next, the essay discusses and evaluates the four emotions presented in the speech; anger, fear, friendliness, and inspiration. The essay then concludes with a short discussion on the relationship between emotions and politics.
The article “Quebec Tries to Say Au Revoir to ‘Hi,’ and Hello to ‘Bonjour’” is about Quebec’s conflict of language, and how a new resolution passed by Quebec’s legislators contributes to it. Recently, a resolution was passed in Quebec stating that instead of using the usual “Bonjour hi”, the people should just say “Bonjour” as a greeting. This adds on the already formed debate over the culture/language embraced in the area. The article also talks about how the conflict – which has been going on since Britain won the ‘Seven Years War’ – has people debating whether the government has crossed the line, even though this motion cannot be enforced legally. With this decision, there was much backlash from Quebec’s people – English speaking and bilingual.
I agree with Trudeau’s ideals of how national relationships should operate. In my view, it’s because some don’t prioritize interaction and being open with each other that our current society is plagued by a discriminative feature: stereotypes. The problem affects both our government and social society. Because of stereotypes, there are certain aspects expected from a person because of their race, beliefs, and/or culture. Stereotypes are widely known and are hard to get rid of since, some choose to be ignorant in learning the various types of people we will come to communicate with; their lack of knowledge would force them to use the information available to them, which are stereotypes. Considering a majority of stereotypes are degradations,
Answer the following questions in well-organized answers. These questions want your opinion about the Canadian economy, and while there are no right or wrong answers, you will be graded on how thoughtful and clear your answers are. Your task, after answering them, is to take your responses for each of these questions and turn them into an essay; this will involve some planning on your part in order to make these five questions into one cohesive essay. Your essay will be marked using the rubric at the end of this assignment.
In many countries, conflict between different groups of people is inevitable. In Canada, the divide between English-speaking and French-speaking regions has been a prominent political and cultural topic since the birth of the nation. The most well known of these conflicts goes to Quebec. The province has sprouted several movements and parties supporting the autonomy and independence of Quebec. One of those parties is the Bloc Quebecois.