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.
“Just watch me”. One of the most popular quotes in all of Canadian history and was said by Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His legacy, attitude, and work transformed Canada and still continues to do so. Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada, from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. Pierre Trudeau changed Canada’s social-political ideology. Canada is now known to be a diverse, multicultural, bilingual and inclusive nation largely as a result of his work. Pierre Elliott Trudeau also believed in an equal Canada for all, he is primarily the one to introduce rights and freedoms to the citizens of Canada. While some view Pierre Trudeau as impulsive, for enforcing the War Measures Act, Trudeau enacted this for the protection of Canadian citizens against radical extremist and his actions were more rational than impulsive for the situation that had suddenly occurred. Pierre Trudeau was one of Canada’s greatest Prime Minister’s, who’s impact fundamentally changed the course of the nation by introducing multiculturalism, for introducing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and for paradoxically upholding democracy by strong action during the October Crisis.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, elected in 1968 as Prime Minister of Canada, was a democratic leader. This is evident as he promoted citizen involvement within the government and much of his work revolved around giving freedoms and power to the people of Canada. An example of this is “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms” a bill of rights Trudeau passed in 1982, which outlines the rights and freedoms necessary for a democratic country to thrive. Furthermore, as leader of Canada, a multi-party country, Trudeau had to work with other political parties to accomplish his goals and pass legislation.
With a state of insurrection in Canada caused by the infamous terrorist group, the Front de Liberation du Québec (FLQ), it is believed that the invocation of the War Measures Act during the October Crisis of 1970 was justified. In 1970, Canada was in a state of apprehended insurgence attributable to the acts of the notorious Quebec terrorists known as the FLQ. From 1963 to 1969, the ethnically delimited terrorists fought tirelessly to create a revolution and instigate public hate crime within Canada, however the groups most climactic incident was the kidnapping of British diplomat James Cross and Quebec Minister of Labour, Pierre Laporte in the October Crisis of 1970 (Torrance, J., 1988). Both men were captured at gunpoint, whilst authorities received a list of ransom demands to be filled in exchange for the lives of the hostages. With political upheaval, public resistance and immense fear in a state of proclaimed ‘apprehended insurrection’, on October 16 1970, the formidable War Measures Act was invoked by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to eliminate all FLQ members and supporters (Bélanger, C., 2000). The War Measures Act, previously invoked during World War I and II, had extreme powers, whereby individual liberties were restricted and several Parliamentary powers were given to the federal cabinet, thus allowing Canada to make quick decisions during wartimes (Bélanger, C., 2004). The War Measures Act invocation initiated the death of
Although Canada appears to other nations as innovative and visionary, many of their influential accomplishments have been copied from the province of Saskatchewan. Through the success of which had overcome Saskatchewan beginning when Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas came into power as the saskatchewan premier beginning in 1944. As quoted by Ian McLeod, Douglas’ bibliographer, through Tommy Douglas’ influence “Once more Saskatchewan has an opportunity to lead the way”.(Canadian) With the influence of which Douglas and the province of Saskatchewan had over the rest of the nation, Tommy douglas was able to create a more equal society. With the use of Saskatchewan’s experience it demonstrated the social divisions that could occur if the situation
Canada has 23 different Prime Minsters that was in charge of Canada since 1871, but all of these men did not have a positive effect on Canada, while they were in office. Pierre Elliot Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minster of Canada was an exception. For 15 years of being Prime Minster, Trudeau was a great Prime Minster because he united a country which was historically divided and ushered it in a unique bilingually identity. During his time in the office, Trudeau made great advancements in social, political and cultural spheres of Canada.
It takes a lot of courage and manpower to run a country especially such a big one like Canada.William Mackenzie-King was born 1874, he served as prime minister from 1921-30 and 1935-48. Considering he served for twenty-three year and he served as the longest standing Canadian PM through the great depression and a world war, he made few mistakes mostly not recognizing and acting during the depression. William Lyon Mackenzie King was a semi-successful prime minister considering the economic and military conflict that was present in Canada at the time of his reign. He had a close friendship with the American prime minister, Franklin Roosevelt ultimately helping the Canadian and british war effort. King considered the French canadians and he did
Pierre Trudeau is definitely one of Canada’s most successful Prime Ministers. He was able to bring Canada together by implementing the Official Language Act resolving the October Crisis and repatriating, creating Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedom.
Countries and states all over the world have diverse groups of leaders who serve in different parties. The leaders make different political decisions that governs the citizens of the given country or state. Canada has been governed by various leaders among them being John Diefenbaker, who served in the position of prime minister. This essay will provide various information of John Diefenbaker in relation to biography, analysis of the political career and personal evaluation in relation to John Diefenbaker’s leadership.
Today, Canada is seen as a multicultural and peaceful nation that has evolved over the course of history. This great nation would never have been possible without the impact that former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson left on this country. His achievements and insights profoundly affected and shaped Canada’s nation. First, peacekeeping is an important part of Canada’s heritage and a reflection of its fundamental beliefs that Pearson implemented after dealing with world changing situations and winning a Nobel Prize. Also, his contributions as a liberal leader as well as the flaws and controversy with Diefenbaker did in fact define this country. Lastly, Pearson created the Canadian identity by unveiling the new flag, bringing equality with
Sir Wilfrid Laurier served as a member of Parliament for over forty years. He was the leader of the Liberal party from 1887 to 1919, and prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911. His accomplishments were on such a scale that he is remembered today as one of Canada's greatest political leaders.
Lester B. Pearson was a true Canadian leader through his leadership as Prime Minster and also through serving Canada during war time. Pearson was the Prime Minster of Canada beginning in April 2nd. 1963, and resigned in 1968. Throughout his role of Prime Minster, Pearson was first hand involved with establishing a sense of Canadian nationalism and internationalism that made Canada stronger and helped distinguish Canada separately from other countries. *add something about speech*
This essay looks to discuss Trudeau’s Liberal party campaign kickoff speech and its usage of emotions. The essay begins with an overview of the speech and then looks in to see to what degree the speech uses emotional appeals. Next, the essay discusses and evaluates the four emotions presented in the speech; anger, fear, friendliness, and inspiration. The essay then concludes with a short discussion on the relationship between emotions and politics.
For a long time the debates had been going about how was the better prime minister of Canada. On the the top of most lists of best prime ministers are Mackenzie King and Sir John A. Macdonald. For example, according to the Expert Survey that was made in 2013 “Laurier came first, Macdonald second, and King third, but the difference in their overall scores was negligible”. Both prime ministers had a strong vision of the country that helped shaped Canada to become the country it is today(in 2015).