Wilfrid Laurier became prime minister in 1896 and had great plans for Canada. He pushed an ambitious agenda promoting industries, building railways and opening the west to immigrants from Europe. With that Canada started its way to multiculturalism. However, this plan didn’t present equal opportunities for immigrants. British people got jobs before others, and immigration threatened the survival of the natives.
To remember how close was the 1995 Quebec referendum and that we should not take for granted the tremendous hard work it has taken us as a country to be here; however, today, we celebrate Canada’s 150 anniversary. As we reflect on those difficult times that we faced as a country. 1917, labeled as “the worst year in Canadian history” one of our cities, Halfix, was destroyed during First World War. Prime Minister Robert Borden led Canada through this difficult times with difficult decisions such as conscription. Multiculturalism isn’t easy either.
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). Canada’s law that was placed had 2 requirements a $200 fee and a travel rule, which had to be met if you were to travel to Canada. Knowing that Canada stopped Asians immigrants, trying to get into the country, the activists of Punjab and other parts of Asia, so they focused on trying to get back into Canada by the Komagata Maru. They believed they could change Canada's rule since both India and Canada were under the British empire at the time.
Similar to the benefits of the universal healthcare system, Canada prides itself on the great variety of cultures, ethnicities and religions that are present within the country. In 1971, the Canadian government began to recognize the value of all diversities and officially adopted the Multiculturalism policy. In consideration of this policy, Canada has been nicknamed the mosaic (Pohorelic) since the nation continually strives to embrace and promote multiculturalism. For instance, all citizens who reside in Canada are able to have an identity, feel accepted and take pride in their ancestry. In addition, on July 12, 1988, the House of Commons passed the Bill C-93: “An Act for the preservation and enhancement of multiculturalism in Canada” (Legislative
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]. However, as times have progressed, the culture has also progressed to incorporate the immigrant cultures. Today, Canada is known throughout the world as a multicultural, diverse, and very progressive country [Mooney Cotter, A; 2011]. The immigration of people from all over the world has
The Liberal government “has brought a change in tone, a more active Canadian engagement in multilateral organizations, and a promise to strengthen Canada’s commitment to UN peace operations”(Fergus Watt 16). Canada has now recognised that “the nature of peacekeeping has changed and therefore new approaches are required beyond the traditional “boots on the ground””(Romeo Dallaire, Shelly Whitman 1). The Canadian government is planning to create peacekeeping missions that will “address the realities of today's wars: the use of child soldiers, complex and ambiguous theatres of operation, more equitable and prepared peacekeeping forces”(Romeo Dallaire, Shelly Whitman 9). Canada is now able to build a number of troop contributing countries which will be able to “address the realities faced by peacekeepers today”(Romeo Dallaire, Shelly Whitman 11), and has promised to forge a new path by including women in missions and leading solutions to issues around the globe. Canada’s new government is taking the old way of peacekeeping and making it more modern and suitable for the issues of today, which will help countries
vJustin Trudeau is Inspiring Others Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has created a diverse Cabinet for the first time in Canadian history. He has balanced out the genders in the Cabinet ministers and included different nationalities. He is making Canada proud and portraying it in a positive manner. Justin Trudeau is an inspiring role model to many countries. In the Cabinet, there are many cultures included: Sikh, Natives, French, Canadian, Syrian, Indian, Persian and more.
All of these happen during English , French, Spain people settle in the New World (Alchin Linda). The Native tribes joined together was to have the whole map of North America, so they can strategize if they were attacked by the White man (Loretta Hall). During the French and Indian War there were many different Indian tribes that joined sides, Mohawk at that time joined the British because, the British told them that they can still have their land if they fought with them. After the war, they signed a Treaty of Canandaigua so they can move to Canada. Some of the Mohawk people moved to Canada and some of them stay in North America (Alchin Linda).
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
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.
Shortly after Canada East and West united, Nova Scotia joined Canada because a railroad was promised to the new province. Joining Canada helped them with commerce and also provided protection against Fenian attacks. New Brunswick joined shortly after Nova Scotia. The new province joined Canada because they thought that the powerful United States would want to expand more towards the north. The people of New Brunswick thought that
Howe sponsored a Canadian pipeline, with government aid to a private firm. This caused criticism towards the Liberal government, and caused them to lose the next election, including C.D. Howe (5). Clarence Decatur Howe had almost converted the entire Canadian economy by him self, and kept Canada from entering into another depression. In conclusion, Clarence Decatur Howe helped Canada overcome the Great Depression, through being the Minister of Munitions and Supplies, changed the transportation industry and
The significance of this relatively small battle was that the British have established a strong presence in New France, now known as Quebec. They defeated France in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and took control of New France. This led to the power of the British in North America. The defeat of New France made the British gain confidence in it 's colonies such as Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York. This encouraged Great Britain for greater independence, leading to the control of what now is the country of Canada (and in other cases the United States of America).
Additionally, the detrimental possibility of inflation also lead the Canadian government to take up constructive action which mitigated this risk in the years following the war. The establishment of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board at the onset of the war was crucial to ensuring that the social unrest following WW1 would not return to Canada (English). Tasked with restricting the wages and prices of goods during the war to control the rate of inflation, the Board managed to mitigate the national price increase to just 2.8% from 1941 to 1945, achieving the record for the
Before the Constitution, Canada was not entirely an independent country. This is because Britain had the power to change and adjust the constitution whenever they wanted. This meant to become independent, they had to patriate the constitution from Britain. It originally was called the British North American Act however due to the adjustment of the act the name changed. Canada had many problems that needed fixing and their independency is what let them add and adjust the rules to make Canada a better place for all people.