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
As Robertson Davies stated, “ Canada is not going to have a national literature in the mode of those European lands where a long history has bound the people together, and where a homogeneous racial inheritance has given them a language, customs, and even a national dress of their own.” 2 We need to look at the work of Canadian authors who have come here from different backgrounds. Connecting with our multicultural student body is really important! As Canadians, we are lost in a sea of international influences – we hardly know who we are. And we do this without realizing it. ‘What is a Canadian?
Ableism portrays the skills and talents that the abled-bodied have, while the disabled-bodied are illustrated by the Canadian society as less skilled and have less opportunities due to the labels set on them. Canadian citizens demonstrate disparity by illustrating the unfair differences of the abled-bodied and disabled-bodied openly. Lastly, tokenism always illustrated by many people in various industries and events; they are trying to demonstrate that the disabled citizens are treated equal to the abled-bodied, but it is only appearance for the public to show that they are changing to adapt for the disabled, however it is not working for them. The Canadian society illustrate ableism, disparity and tokenism in the public eyes and exemplify the negative side of the disabled-bodies and their
The advantages and disadvantages of going to Canada along with the fear of fighting in a war were factors that contributed to the decision a person who was drafted would have to make. While O’Brien crosses the rainy river, he thinks about society 's judgment: “All those eyes on me—the town, the whole universe—and I couldn 't risk the embarrassment. It was as if there were an audience to my life, that swirl of faces along the river, and in my head I could hear people screaming at me. Traitor! they yelled.
Canada is a nation that prides itself on opportunity and freedom. However, the treatment of Canada’s aboriginal community says otherwise. Although Canada is incredibly welcoming to new immigrants that want a fresh start, the original occupants, Aboriginal people, are still being mistreated today. Aboriginal people are described as the original people or indigenous occupants of a particular country (Hutchings, 2016). Unfortunately, Aboriginal people have been exploited in Canada for decades, which has resulted in high levels of gender and class oppression.
The creation of the Indian act put many restrictions on aboriginal peoples. A few include: declared the pot latch ban and other traditional ceremonies illegal, denied first nations the right to vote, restricted first nations from leaving their reserve without permission, etc. the Indian act imposed government control over all first nations. Its main purpose was to control natives and assimilate them into Canadian culture. With the Indian act in place the government can control almost every aspect of their life including: Indian status, land, resources, wills, education, band administration and so on.
The Queen, the POGG provision was applied solely because Canadian survival was at risk. This proves that the rules were so vague and ever-changing over the application of POGG powers that even the Supreme Court of Canada and JCPC disagree on the usage and interpretation. When both branches of the judiciary cannot come to an agreement about a power that is expansive and impactful as POGG, it only makes the case stronger for abolition of the POGG clause. Instead the judicial branch continued to enforce laws through the perspective of 1867 onto the Canadian
Irving views the political and social state of America to be unsatisfactory. This is proven correct in the fact that just as the character John Wheelwright did, Irving moved to Toronto, Canada. Irving often interprets the popular beliefs and views about the Reagan Administration as well and the constant death of significant people. During the 1960s to the 1980s, Marilyn Monroe dies, President Kennedy is assassinated, Bobby Kennedy is assassinated, and Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated. Another historical event that caused both John Wheelwright and John Irving to move to Canada was the dislike of the Reagan Administration.
Also due to the influence of the west English and most especially French is spoken mainly to aid communication and interaction with visitors. Religion: in Canada there is freedom of religion and a tolerance for the multi-religious groups present in Canada. In Syria however the tolerance for other religious groups outside Islam was little pre-war, but that doesn’t exist anymore especially since the war started. Certain Muslim sects like the Kurds find themselves being hunted down and killed by the fundamentalist Islamic sects. Social habits: Syrian social habits vary on the area in which the person lives in and their social strata.
Western alienation is described as “a feeling of resentment by some inhabitants of western Canada against perceived favouritism by the national government towards the western provinces” (Collins, 2015). This alienation from the government can also be seen and demonstrated in the Senate, leading the growing western provinces to be underrepresented. The current system of allocating seats has not been significantly changed since confederation (Boyer, 2014).This has caused the alienation of provinces and discourse throughout regions due to the lack of considerable representation and recognition of distinct attributes and needs of provinces who are grouped together when they should be considered a region on it’s own (Boyer, 2014, 221-223). The
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. Tim Mulcair states, “The international community has failed.
Society does not treat indigenous people with the same level of respect as non indigenous people are treated. They are treated as if they are below society and are given less opportunities to function in modern society. The Canadian government and the Canadian community as a whole need to integrate the indigenous community into contemporary Canadian society. "The lack of opportunities and resources that are afforded to the rest of Canadians are not being afforded to our people. "³ says Sheila North Wilson, grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak.