Natashia Apangchan Canadian Identity As an immigrant, and of the 7 years that I’ve stayed here in Canada, I’ve come to know some of the Canadian identity. I have lots on mind but the things that stand out the most is that Canadians are so patriotic and generous, and diverse. To me, I see the Canadians as patriotic because their love for their country is very strong. I have seen the pride in their eyes when they say that they are Canadian.
Nathaniel and I had first met when I was eleven and, luckily, we still are good friends today. Zack and Nathaniel are only a couple of my hard working, hockey playing friends on my team. When our team plays hockey we for a bond as strong as brothers. We all eat, sleep, and breath hockey together. As we play hockey we form a strong bond like a family.
Though Canadians are often characterized as overly polite, hockey and maple syrup loving, igloo inhabitants. Canadian citizens are amongst the most educated, happiest, and advanced citizen groups in the world. Their culture is a unique combination of traditional British-Euro roots, capitalism and liberalism, often creating a conflicting national
Louis Riel was a driving force throughout his entire life. He was a traitor to some, a hero to more, and a leader to all. The father of Manitoba’s actions influence Canada even today, through the Métis he so loved and the government he so radically opposed. Without his political action and leadership skills, we might not have the Manitoba we do now. Born in a period of rapid change for Canada and the territory surrounding it, he was the voice of the minority people during the resistance in Red River.
Canada can be seen as a civic nation because Canadians come from many different backgrounds but choose to live together under similar political beliefs and values. This has allowed Canadian culture to be very diverse. In spite of this diverseness majority of the culture comes from the U.S. Most movies, T.V. shows, magazines, and radio content was made in the
Ron Ellis, a player on Team Canada, said, “The pressure put on both teams to win was unbelievable. I found myself doing things that were uncharacteristic for me as well, and it was because of the emotion. We felt like we were representing our way of life.” Players on both teams were not only focused on winning the hockey game, but also the thought of defending their nation’s pride. Eventually, nationalism led to impudence.
Canada as a whole has a broader legal system, than a narrow legal system where democracy has very little importance. The “Living Tree” approach versus strict construction set in the constitution act (1867) paved the path for the major issues we still address today. Without the “Living Tree” approach in Canada’s legal system, we would not have the broad points of view we on major issues we face today. Canada is able to over come many boundaries the country faces everyday and because of the “Living Tree” approach to the legal system in Canada, the country us able to improve the legal system to become one of the best legal systems in the
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.
Living in Canada, we as Canadians take pride in our culture, kindness, hospitality, and sports. Everyone around the world views both Canada and Australia as kind, multicultural caring countries that accept refugees from war torn-nations. Although Canada and Australia are looked as peace-keeping countries, in the past the governments of both nations made a number of laws that had a major impact on the Aboriginal youth. I believe that the same piece of land we formed our country on is the same land built on blood, mistreatment, and oppression. To discover information on the treatment of aboriginal youth by the governments of Canada and Australia, as well as the similarities and differences of treatment, we must take a closer look back at both countries history and also at the period when the Juvenile Delinquent Act was enacted.
¬¬¬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.
In 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was established into Canada acting as the written part of Canada’s constitution. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms describes and guarantees the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians and also ensures equality for every single Canadian. There are many important sections throughout the entire charter but in my opinion, I believe that section 2 is the most important section of the charter. Section 2 is also known as the Fundamental Freedoms. Section 2 includes freedoms for Canadians such as freedom of: conscience, religion,thought, belief, opinion, expression, press and other media of communication, peaceful assembly and freedom of association.
Canada’s premier origin of its Constitution dates back to the year of 1960 where the first legislation of human rights protection was passed and titled the Canadian Bill of Rights. The ideology behind this Bill was to ensure equality and freedom of to its citizens. However, the Canadian Bill of Rights was not constitutionally entrenched meaning that it was subject to amendment at the governments will. Though, in 1968, once Pierre Elliott Trudeau was elected as prime minister of Canada, he made it his mission to constitutionally entrench a charter of rights that would be constitutionally binding on both the federal and provincial levels of government. Following the events of Trudeau’s elections, a draft of the Canadian Constitutional Charter was presented in May of