Many people loved and, however, hated Riel like the Canadians, but Riel still protected them. Meeting in secret, Riel and his co-conspirators made a National Committee in October 16, 1869, where they promised to cancel the takeover of their land, proving that Riel was willing to protect and give leadership to his people and his land, which gave the Métis hope. One thing that was noticeable about Riel is his desire to for keeping equal rights. During the Red River Rebellion, Riel created a list of rights for the Métis. However, he didn’t just defend the Métis; he tried to protect the entire settlement, under the government’s control.
Defining moments are what shape and help develop a person through stages of their life. These important moments in life are not limited to just people. All things, including Canada have had many defining moments that still have an impact on modern society. The battle of Vimy Ridge granted Canada a global reputation and gave Prime Minister Robert Borden the push towards independence. The FLQ October Crisis was a terroristic incident that stopped Quebec independence.
Canada is “too afraid” but every country should follow in our footsteps and be proud of their nation while showing good nationalism then all hate would finally be at ease. There are plenty of examples of good and bad Nationalism but we as a country can forget about the past hate and focus on the new peace. Olympics are one of the most popular events that happen in the world and it is just the greatest thing to see all countries (that can afford it) to come together and no hate is around, only pride. The reason why I am picking the Olympics as an example of good nationalism is we are rooting so hard or our team and/or athlete to win and get disappointed if they lose and I ask myself why? I have never even talked to or meet this person nor
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is located in the first part of the Canadian Constitution and came into effect on April 17, 1982. The Charter is a document that outlines a set of constitutional principles that assist in creating a free and democratic country and is the most important of the laws in Canada. Some of the laws include: Fundamental freedoms (e.g. freedom of expression); democratic rights (e.g. the right to vote); mobility rights (e.g. the right to live wherever one choses in Canada); legal rights (e.g. the right to life and security); equality rights; language rights; minority-language educational rights and aboriginal and treaty rights. These laws guarantee the basic values of fairness, respect and tolerance for every
Those who don’t live or have ever been may think that Canada is a country that is not diverse maybe even monocultural, that Canada is flat full of only farmland and rural towns, that we live lives fueled by hockey and that is all that Canada is. In reality every Canadian knows it is much more it is diverse, scenic and urban. In the essay “My Canada” by Anita Rau Badami she said this about Canada “the country had been doing a slow dance for me over the nine years that I had lived here, showing me tantalizing little bits of itself every now and then.” The quote by Badami says that Canada has little charms spread throughout the country, such as the vastness and natural beauty of Lake Louise and all National Parks. Festivals in Edmonton which displays Canadian culture and a variety of other cultures from around the earth.
Canada is a strong country backed up by even stronger people. The fact that it surpassed the U.S.A, which was considered the 4th best country to live in, shows how much potential this country has with its extraordinary health care services and its fundamental freedoms. It also shows how Canada puts its citizens first above everything else and realizes that it is not perfect, and thus strives to improve its nature, relationships, and lifestyles with
In addition to the rights it already has, the Canadian Charter also has a number of certain group rights. These rights include linguistic and cultural rights for the French Canadian part of the Canadian populations in places of Quebec and New Brunswick, some other rights that are included as well are rights for aboriginal groups. The concept of rights in this group of rights doesn’t really have any recognition to US law where it got them from. Unlike The U.S constitution, the Canadian constitution gives most of the power to its Queen, which gives her more power of everything, while the U.S divides the power as to not give anyone too much authority over some things. While Canada does have a distribution of legislative power, it's not as much of a distribution like the U.S constitution has since Canada has a queen.
Before the Charter, many people may argue that Canada was a free and democratic country. Canadians had the freedom of expression, equality and the principles of fundamental justice. What changed with the creation of the Charter was that rights and freedoms were given constitutional status, and judges were given the power to strike down laws that infringed on them. In 1982, most Canadians agreed that the introduction of the Charter was going to monumental. But on the contrary, over 30 years later, numerous laws have been struck down by interpretation of the charter and remedial techniques that have been developed by courts.
Canada has had several things that have made it a good country to live in. In the first half of the twentieth century, Canada fought in many battles during the World Wars that had a positive impact on the world. On top of that, there are many Canadians that made notable changes in Canada and the rest of the world. Lastly, Canadians have created technologies that are very important to the way we live today. After looking at these factors, it can be said that Canada is a country that its citizens should be proud of.
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
In this day and age, today’s countries and their cultures are immensely different and unique in comparison to each other. China and Canada are no exceptions. The Chinese, known for their famous silk production and their Great Wall of China, hold an impressive history ranging over 5000 years. Canada on the other hand, has only been in the game for 150 years. The British colonization in 1867 had a major impact on the First Nations and has left a serious mark on their community.
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.
Civic Reflection Issue 1- Change in Point of View The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a bill of rights which outlines and protects the basic rights and fundamental freedoms that all Canadians have. These include the fundamental freedoms, democratic rights, mobility rights, legal rights, equality rights, language rights, and Aboriginal and treaty rights. The Canadian Charter of Rights is extremely important to the citizens of Canada as it has given important meaning to the protection of our rights. It makes sure that minorities and vulnerable groups are protected through equality rights.