There are many moments in Canada’s history that served to define the country. Some of these moments include Confederation in 1867, the discovery of insulin by Dr. Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best, the implementation of free health Care, the Canadian and Soviets hockey series in which Canada won, and many more. But, as argued in this paper, is the Canada Act in 1982. (It is important to keep in mind the Constitution Act, 1982 was annexed as a part of the Canada Act and may be referred to in this paper.) The Canada Act served to give Canada, and its populace, the greatest amount of independence and freedom that it has ever experienced, politically, culturally, and legally.
This also brought about a provision under the Supreme Court Act that states that the Supreme Court of Canada has the power to declare judgment and instruct both the federal and provincial governments (questions of law and fact) (Remillard, 2006). Overall, in Canada, the role of the Supreme Court has be altered numerous times since 1982 (and a bit before that) in order to make our country the way it is today. In the end, through trying British tradition and American liberalism, Canada eventually found its own approach of managing our judicial
In “I Am Canadian” commercial, the narrator starts off with the stereotypes of how Canadians are often proceed to be or how American’s view Canada. Later on in the “I am Canadian” commercial, the narrator changes the direction of his speech and begins to complement on the wonderful things that makes Canada
Canadian Magazines 1) To what extent do you think the U.S.-Canadian magazine dispute was motivated by genuine desires to protect Canadian culture? In determining if the Canadian government was acting to genuinely to protect culture, it is important to be clear on what culture is. The dictionary definition of culture is the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. (Merriam-Webster) The question must be, then, to what tangible merit does acting to preserve a culture give a government? As far as the interests of the Canadian government go, how does defending Canadian culture further its interests as compared to defending the economic impact of foreign influences?
The constitution is the highest level of authority in Canada, every branch of the government is compelled to follow it; the judicial system is inclined to enforce it, the executive has to obey it, and only the government can approve its amendment- on varying levels dependant on the areas being amended. As times change so does the relevancy of articles within the constitution. I argue that the government should not be responsible alone in approving such changes. Since Canada is systematically run under the constitution, and is a democratically run Responsible Government, appropriate decision-making about its amendments should be carried out by the people through national referendum. The British North American Act of was established in 1867
One of my theories is that they want to represent one of the Canadian economies in their banner that is the maple syrup. The maple tree not only produces maple syrup, but as well produces wood, which creates numerous jobs in the country and the opportunity to export to other states. Moreover, the maple leaf portrays the equality of the provinces, since it is found in each province. These help each province to feel a part of the Canadian flag and keep the peacefulness between those provinces. My other theory why the maple leaf is red and no other colour is because when the winter is almost coming the leaf become red.
When you tell others that you’re Canadian, many think of maple syrup, friendly people, and hockey. Little did they know that we are entitled to freedom, peace, and equality. Not only do we excel in many winter sports such as hockey, but we also bond over our country’s achievements in sports events. In addition to our strong government and democratic society, Canadians offer help to those in need and welcomes new immigrants to our country. As Canadians, our country has written The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The SINP makes entering Canada and become a citizen easier to do, but many people may be left asking, why should I become a Canadian citizen? Due to its place a large, developed nation that is on friendly terms with most countries of the world, Canadian citizenship confers a number of rights, privileges, and benefits. The Rights of Canadian Citizens All Canadian citizens are protected by the Canadian Bill of Rights, a federal law passed in 1960. The Canadian Human Rights Act of 1977 expands these protections to include other areas, particularly employment, housing, and commerce. Saskatchewan also has its own Bill of Rights, which it made law in
Over the years there have been many world events and factors that have made Canada what she is today. There are many ways and things that uniquely identify Canada from other countries. Canada is considered a stable country, with her democratic government, prominent natural resources and trustworthy personality. Canada’s growth and acceptance of immigrants, celebrations of multi-cultural events and her own “homemade” attributes make her special and diverse. Canada is also known to be a just country because of our actions regarding Aboriginal people, Women rights and Japanese Canadians during WWII.
There are many aspects of a government that can make it different in every country. The main part is the type of government, which is either democratic or authoritarian. In democratic governments people usually vote to make decisions and authoritarian someone makes the decision for the people. In Canada we have a representative democracy as in we do not vote directly for our leader but we vote for people who represent us in the House of Commons. Learning how your government operates is as important as what rights and the responsibilities