Both in his public and private life. As William Lyon Mackenzie King said himself, “I believed the people had a true instinct in most matters of government when left alone. That they were not swayed, as specially favoured individuals were, by personal interest, but rather by a sense of what best served the common good. That they recognized the truth when it was put before them, and that a leader can guide so long as he kept to the right lines. I did not think it was a mark of leadership to try to make the people do what one wanted them to do.” Though he died July 22nd, 1950, his legacy will forever live on.
John A. MacDonald and Alexander Mackenzie were both Prime minister of Canada who sought to do the best for their country. Due to them being in opposite political parties, they both had different policies that they wanted to imply on Canada. McDonald 's policies were, the National Policy, the creation of the Canadian Pacific railway, slowing down the development of the Supreme court and the Royal military college. While Mackenzie 's policy was to increase free trade with the US, make Canada more independent, and cancels the building of the railway. Nevertheless, MacDonald was the one who I believe benefitted Canada 's future.. With MacDonald ordering the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout all of Canada.
The twentieth century brought great prosperity to Canada, the prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier during the start of the 20th century had great visions for the country. He wanted Canada to fill the century as the United States had in the nineteenth century. Laurier’s vision of the twentieth century was to have Canada be known for its equality on a global scale, he said, “Canada is free and freedom is its nationality” . He believes, “freedom of thought, freedom in religion, civil freedom and freedom of trade, the day will never come when this principle shall decline” . However, equality for all was not achieved in the 1900’s, Canada did not leave an imprint for the rest of the world.
Joe Smallwood had led the campaign for Confederation for Newfoundland. He became the first premier of the tenth province. The decision to join had not been an easy one for Newfoundlanders. It came after several years of debate on their political future. In 1948 they had two referendums, they voted on three choices.
Based on the research regarding the Canadian experience towards ideal politicians, they expect their leaders to be pragmatic political fixers and problem solvers (Azzi, 2013). In general, Canadian politics is considered to be quiet, moderate, and progressive. At the appropriate time, Justin Trudeau appeared with this image and won the hearts of Canadian. On his way to the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau got positive public assessment in many opinion surveys. A poll data released in April 2013 by Abacus Data, found that 75 percent of respondents agreed that he was pleasant and only 21 percent have a negative impression of him (Abacus Data, 2012).
World War 1 was a historic event which began in 1914 and ended in 1918. This bloody conflict took the lives of more than 17 million people who were fighting for their countries. Being a British colony at the time, Canada was dragged into the war that did not impact the country in any way, yet thousands of Canadians volunteered to devote their lives for their nation. The first World War had the greatest impact on Canadian history during the 20th century, as this event helped Canada gain more independence from Britain, it helped introduce women in the workforce, and also introduced non-white Canadians in the army. For the longest time, Canada had been under British control, however, this changed a bit after World War 1 took place.
Ever wonder why you have free health care? Well Tommy Douglas is the answer. In this speech I’m going to tell you about his childhood, what lead him to be named the greatest Canadian in CBC poll, The Greatest Canadian of all time by voters across Canada and the Father of Medicare, his achievements and failures and some of his other jobs and the education he needed. Firstly, his childhood was very normal. Some information about him is that his full name is Thomas Clement Douglas, he was born on October 20th 1904 in Falkirk, Scotland, But moved to Canada in 1909.
The battle at Vimy Ridge was a defining moment in Canadian History because it gave Canada a sense of nationhood “The Battle of Vimy Ridge marked ‘the birth of a nation’ for Canada, says Governor-General David Johnston” (Postmedia news). It was the first time all four Canadian Corps fought together in the history of the war. The victory of ‘taking Vimy Ridge’ was celebrated, and two months later Viscount Julian Byng was promoted out of the Corps and Arthur Currie became the first commander of the Corps. The 60’000 casualties in the war, made Vimy the most symbolic of Canada’s overall sacrifices. This pushed Prime Minister Borden to ensure a separate representation at the Paris Peace Talks after the war.
The battle of Vimy ridge has left a significant mark on Canada and the reputation of Canadian soldiers. The battle of Vimy ridge is known as the most defining moment for Canada, it has put new tactics in place that have created long lasting change and were used throughout the rest of WW1 and still used today. The significance of the battle was not the battle itself but the effects that Canada would feel nationally instead, the first steps were made of Canada becoming its own country instead of a British colony. After the battle of Somme, Canadian soldiers had lost their passion to fight and confidence in their general. 1000 000 men were killed or severely wounded.
Canadian Involvement Around the World 1. a. Hypothesize why the Battle of the Atlantic would become the longest and one of the most important campaigns of the Second World War. I think the Battle of the Atlantic would become the longest and one of the most important campaigns of the Second World War because it showed how North America and Canada played a big part in the war. The Canadian force learned how to limit the disrupting of German U-Boats on supply routes. It was the longest campaign of the Second World War because it lasted through the whole war. b.
Lord Durham was a man with liberal beliefs who was sent to Canada to study the affairs of British North America. He was given the task of writing a report, which would give suggestions on how to solve the problems Britain was facing with its colony. His report shook the systems already in place and changed Canada forever. To some he is a hero, but to others he is very much disliked. Nonetheless, Lord Durham’s report directly led to the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada being united.
Canada has contributed a generous amount to the United Nations but recently it has been going downhill as the UN peacekeeping has increased. As a leader of Canada, Lester B Pearson has done the most with the United Nations. He started off his United Nations career as a member of the Canadian delegation. His most significant diplomatic accomplishment is when Pearson won the nobel peace prize in 1956 for his work during the Suez Crisis. And for that he earned the title father of peacekeeping.