Multiculturalism is popular in many countries as it can be used as a strategy to fight inequalities. Supporters of multiculturalism claim that it removes social and cultural barriers for immigrants and minority groups, making them feel more welcome in Canadian society, promoting a stronger sense of belonging and pride in Canada (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7). Therefore, multiculturalism is useful as it assists in the integration of immigrants and minorities. On the other hand, critics argues that multiculturalism accentuates the differences between groups rather than their shared rights or identities as the nation’s citizens as it promotes “ghettoization and balkanization” (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7), thereby encouraging members of ethnic groups to look
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?
Introduction: When we think about culture, we automatically associate it with all of the stereotypes that are known. However, many of us never actually take the effort to find out the true culture of a place, which is why when we go to other countries we are clueless as to the culture and its practices. I believe that it is important to learn about the culture and any relevant information about a country before going there, which is why I have decided to look into the culture of the country Canada and its social practices. The country of Canada is in the continent of North America and it is well known for the friendly culture and open minded citizens. A general description of the culture: Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011].
The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources. The events in American history have also affected Canada from a political perspective, which lead to the Democracy that is present today. Another way the U.S. has affected Canada is from a military perspective because Americans are quick to jump to war and Canada has had to help control them which lead to them being peacekeepers. The United States helped mold the Canadian identity by being both a threat and support to the nation; this will continue into the 21st century but Canada will keep it’s unique identity. A country 's culture can be seen as interchangeable with identity; in Canada there is evidence of American culture everywhere.
Canada is well known for its peacekeeping efforts and contributions through peacekeeping. Yet, few of the population knows of Canada’s transition to peacemaking, and how Canada aims to return to keeping peace instead creating it. Peacekeeping first transitioned to peacemaking after the Cold War. The change caused public opinion to drop, resulting in Canada declining missions, and contributing less to the UN’s peacekeeping efforts. The Canadian government became unhappy with what Canada's Peacekeeping had become, and decided to take on and complete missions in a manner unlike the way that they were completed for years prior, but in a way alike peacekeeping once was.
During Kristallnacht (“The night of the broken glass”), 8,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 30,000 Jews taken to concentration camps. Almost 2,000 through 2,500 deaths were caused by the terrible events of that horrible night. This tragedy was not only the SS and SA carrying out this persecution but it was met with involvement of many German citizens. German citizens aren’t as innocent as history makes them. Now there were some Germans who opposed to the Holocaust, that were afraid to speak out because Hitler was so powerful at the time.
Murphy's significance can be seen as the result of her actions developed Canada into a well respected and enhanced country due to the influence she had on the 1930, Senator Cairine Wilson, would not have been selected as a Senator, if Emily Murphy did not persevere during the Person's Case. Due to Emily Murphy and her actions, Cairine Wilson had an massive impact on Canada as she dealt with prominent problems within society. Cairine Wilson's dealings improved the country and began to solve troubles within the public. Canada emerged as a country being known as just and fair since Cairine Wilson petitioned the problems she thought were outstanding. All of Cairine Wilson's work could not have been possible if Emily Murphy did not take that first stand to sway her to do the spectacular things she did for Canada.
This person is important to Canadian identity because Jackie Robinson showed the world and Canadians themselves that Canada is a multicultural society, and someones skin tone doesn't make them any different. Jackie Robinson’s importance to the civil rights movement was recognized by civil rights activists like martin luther king. Jackie’s successful integration on to the segregated field of baseball, provided a positive example that blacks and whites could have peace and respect between each other. This heritage minute tenders to the ideal of modern day Canadian today because Canada is a multicultural society and the citizens of Canada hold this beliefs close to there hearts.The use of a multicultural ideal activates a persons national pride and gives Canadians a sense of a collective
(Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) “www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-speech-canada-day-analysis-wherry-1.4184264” Canada Loves Everyone During the celebration of Canada 150’s anniversary, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, reminded us what is truly being Canadian. It does not matter how old we are, but that we continue to adapt and welcome cultures from all over the world. The speech also mentioned the importance of the Constitution in 1867, The Canadian Charter of
The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms witch was signed in 1982 by PM Pierre Trudea has section that represent language minorities. Sections 16 to 20 are all language rights talking about french and english being equal and be able to use both languages in government. But section 23 is talking about being able to be educated in both english and french if there is sufficient need. It took a long time to have language minority but now that Canada has it now its became a better
Canadian farmers and miners shipped their products overseas for a good price. Another honorable moment for Canada was when the during the beginning of the world war 2 kings opinion and thought was about keeping Canada along side the British in order to claim victory, it proved that the king knew about the strength and the capabilities of the Canadian men and soldier, an year after fighting along with Britishers Canada spend time with the US resolving the problem, the ties between two nation started getting stronger and hence they
This shows that Canadians focus more on peace than they do on war, showing Canada has more peace than it did of its struggles. Along with having peace Canada has prosperity, we have wealth and we do live in luxury here. Our technology is advanced helping us live. “Technology made many Canadians feel safer and enabled them to live in peace.” Construction of new buildings and industries helped secure Canada. With everything that happened in the wars Canada is still composed with peace and prosperity.
The Canadian government did not require substantial information from immigrants who entered the country, which made it easy for resisters to cross the border into Canada. At first, the immigration policy was said to have prohibited the migration of American’s who were military resisters, however, the Canadian policy progressed in a way that allowed Americans to migrate into the country with ease; the new policy opened political opportunities for Americans (Hagan 3). There were approximately 26-32 Canadian aid groups, who helped American resisters into Canada (Kasinsky 30). Americans who were transitioning into Canadians needed to obtain “Land Immigrant Status” (31). In order for immigrants to obtain this status, they were required to have fifty points out of the total one-hundred points, which were earned by a person 's credentials and background information.
¬¬¬Canada is known worldwide, as a multi-cultured and accepting society¬¬¬. Canada is recognized as understanding of all genders, races, ages, sex orientations, and all religions. Canada shows this acceptance in the collective morals of society, but also in the legal system. However not every country is like Canada. Canada is a democracy so the belief is in being equal and fair, thus Canada put these beliefs into effect by creating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms using the Equality Rights section.
Canada has many factors that cause it to be the strong and independent country it is and is seen as today. The cold war is a factor that shaped Canada’s independence and why people see Canada as such a strong country. Canada joins the U.N( United Nations). The U.N was created Oct 24, 1945. The U.N is an organization of countries that work together to prevent war, improve living conditions in other countries, defend human rights etc.