Colonialism is a perpetual and relevant issue in Canada. The definition of Colonialism is, “The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically” according to the Oxford dictionary (The Oxford Dictionary, 2018). On a small scale, Canada is influenced by Britain as British Commonwealth; the consequences that preceded the colonization are evident in the contrast of the standards of living between the general populations and Aboriginals. Colonization can also be or continue with, “geographical intrusion in the form of agricultural, urban or industrial encroachments” (LaRocque, 2008). The freedom of religion in Canada relies on the Eurocentric view
The judicial branch of Canada has played one of the most unique roles in history due to their shaping of Canada. The decisions rendered by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (hereby referred to as the JCPC) and the Supreme Court of Canada impacted the values of Canadian citizens. These decisions were often contradictory and exposed the legal system as flawed, inflexible and stubborn. Throughout the decades the judiciary sought to maintain rules crafted by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867, rather than adopt more effective standards for judgement. The Canadian federal and provincial powers were broken into sections 91 and 92 in the British North America Act of 1867.
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?
The Red Couch Tour has a strong influence on Canadians and conveys a clear message through these different stories. The main artifact is a red couch with the Canada’s 150 maple leaf logo; and the location of the red couch placement is close to the ‘empty space’ of Canada. The secondary artifact is the invited Canadians who story tell about Canada’s past time and identities. The meaning of the artifact is more than what meets the eyes; this event develops on the theme of unification, storytelling and cultural nationalism. These theme is described from this quote, “Instead of going to peoples’ living rooms, we’re taking it to them.
In our multicultural society, many Canadians discover that perhaps their identity as citizens has become to search forever for an identity. The search for the Canadian Identity has progressed for as long as Canada had existed. In the article “An Unknown Country” by Roy MacGregor, the idea of Canada being this “perfect” country is revealed as nothing more than a mere dream, counteracted by the reality that in many circumstances Canada came close to losing itself forever. “An Unknown Country” by Roy MacGregor suggests that whilst Canada is a nation proud of its successes, we still keep the blemishes and scars resulting from our history, implying that our Canadian identity is rather ambiguous. In the eyes of the world, Canada is considered a
I examined A Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941, the first in a three part series called The Valour and the Horror produced by CBC and the National Film Board of Canada which become very popular due to the controversy that surrounded it. The document uses original film and dramatization to depict what happened to Canadian troops at Hong Kong in December 1941 and the years following in a Japanese prisoners of war camp. Similar to any historical source the film does have a bias towards the Canadians and is quite clear since they utilized personal narratives as the foundation of retelling the events that occurred. Although the article makes assumptions and ignores important context, the documentary is still a valid source when used with caution as it does contain factual There are a couple messages in the documentary that they are clearly trying to convince their audience of. The first is the Canadian government sent in untrained troops to fight in Hong Kong, knowing they had no chance win.
For instance, WWII was an effort from Germany to expand the reign of imperialism, however they were not able to accomplish this. If there was a chance that Germany won, Canada would’ve been molded to be a different country in consideration to what it is today. For instance, there would be little to no freedom and uncountable amounts of rules for the actions that were done by the people. The national language would have been German, but even if Canada won whatsoever and the statue of Westminster never existed then Canada would have been under the British power. The statue of Westminster granted full legal freedom and established Canada as an independent nation.
The Revenant is a novel by Michael Punke originally published in 2002. Punke’s story is one of history, and it has been previously adapted into a movie in 1971 titled, Man in the Wilderness. All media and book did not stick to the original historical figure of Hugh Glass. Most recent adaptation in 2015 by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Despite the fact that the movie was made famous based on inaccuracy of the actual true story, it still presents wonderful cinematography.
For example, Robertson Davies wrote, in Letters in Canada, “In this sense, Canada is an attic in which we have stored American and British literature without considering our own” (Davies, 426). For years now, a Ontario student would study Shakespeare and other British writers; today, American authors, such as Fitzgerald, are studied as well. This is great, but the problem is, because of other cultures, the exposure to our own Canadian literature is limited. This has been a Canadian tradition because we have always been a “branch plant” of another country. This meaning that our own culture has never had the chance to develop, since we have always been under more powerful and well-known foreign cultures.
The C.I.A created the fake movie called “Argo” as well as a fake studio and script. They sent in Tony Mendez and his accomplice to help prepare the Canadian’s to re-enact their given roles as a film crew and helped them escape, without any interrogations, back to Canada. However, Affleck’s movie had exaggerated the role of the C.I.As involvement that Tony Mendez alone came up with the plan to help the diplomats escape as well as the idea of a fake movie, making Taylor appear as an innkeeper who didn’t create the plan. However, perhaps Affleck had every reason to exaggerate the movie because Taylor’s involvement in the Caper was also exaggerated to the extent that he alone came up with the escape plan. This essay will show, along with evidence from the sources, how Affleck’s movie exaggerated the plot and involvement of the C.I.A as opposed to real events, but also on how he had every
Barnetson presents a unique and fresh voice into the space of workplace injury compensation. Instead of beginning with a long list of complaints and critiques, he first provides a historical context on the development of injury compensation and weaves the political drivers into what Canada currently has in place. This allows the reader to come to a conclusion without being coerced or swayed by the author’s own opinion or experience. He then applies relevant, contemporary data and statistics, mixed in with interview snippets and real headlines of today to further demonstrate his point of the shortcomings of the workers’ compensation system. Where necessary, he does use explanation marks and ironic conclusions to drive his arguments
Canadian identity has often been a popular theme with historians and social scientists over the years. However, not many have been able to identify a certain time period where Canadian identity has prospered. The postwar era and repatriation of Canadian constitution (1945-1982) best identifies Canadian identity. This is because this was the time Canada established its peacekeeping reputation and became independent. Firstly, as the world exited the wartime era, plans to