O Canada, My Canada Two-hundred and forty one years ago, The United States shared a brutal bloodshed with the United Kingdom. After eight years and 217,000 deaths, America won their independence. While many thought it was a good decision for Canada to rebel, her country decided to stay out of the conflict. Some wonder why such a decision came about in Canada. Canada is operated as a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, shares power with a constitutionally organized government, led by the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Some also wonder why this government works so well for the Canadian people. "Constitutional Monarchy works well in Canada because it has the ability to adapt to changing conditions over the course of its evolution from a colony to a country" (Canada, A Constitutional Monarchy.) A constitutional monarchy shares power with a constitutionally organized government. The monarch of Canada is also the monarch of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II. It is commonly unknown that Canada is still under Britain 's Queen because she isn 't in the country often and they are mostly just known by their Prime Minister. Canada is still under the queen 's rule because it …show more content…
A monarchy is all Canada has ever known. Throughout the years, Canada has changed and developed a lot as a country. In 1867, Canada was four provinces. Nowadays, Canada is ten provinces and two territories. That is just one of the major ways Canada has changed over the years. Canada has also strengthened their aboriginal rights, judicial activism, and have limited police power. Canada 's monarchy has worked so well in Canada because of its ability to adapt to the many changes. One of the few things in Canada that hasn 't changed is its government. Their government not changing has been one of the most important things about Canada. To do away with crown and to replace it with a republic would require nothing less than a revolution (Coyne.) Canada needs the monarch to stay a civil
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The British North America Act created an enduring federation that matured into a peaceful, prosperous and well governed state, while challenging successive governments to alter its amending formula and distribution of powers to meet the needs of its inhabitants, except the British North American Act didn’t take many groups of people like the First Nation, Acadians, and Irish into consideration . The B.N.A Act created the dominion of Canada, established powers of the federal government and provincial government from the dominion of Canada. It set out rules of how the government of Canada work. Although not everyone was satisfied with the outcome of the B.N.A Act. Even though the 1867 constitution did establish a workable system of government, it did not prevent disputes over the division of powers in overlapping areas of authority such as taxation and in new areas
So, the Supreme Court whose missions and its neutrality are ensured by the Queen play a major role in providing the balance within Canadian politics. The Queen also is the chief commander of the Canadian forces, and it assumes different other functions as the head of the state. While assuming all these responsibilities, the Queen does not and never receive any financial rewards for her work. The Queen does not own any properties in Canada that need to be maintained and guarded. So, the British Patriation in Canada does not cost anything, and even the visits of the Queen to Canada are just as costly as the visits of any other head of state to Canada (Salter & Hebert,
As a country Canada’s strengths included, gaining autonomy through persevering and showing just how mature and ready Canadians were to be in charge of their own army; and be recognized as a separate country from Britain. Another one of Canada’s strengths was how calmly autonomy was achieved after the war. Canada did not need to make a fuss about becoming their own country because it was obvious that they were already ready for that. Their proof was presented in how they planned and executed their battles, and fought alongside Britain to successfully defeat
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). Thesis: Sir John A.Macdonald was one of the founding fathers, but William Lyon Mackenzie King had to lead the country through the part of Depression and WWII, and they both have made different positive contributions to Canada and are highly respected
Canada has many events that had helped shape our country today. Some events were minor events, while some events had major parts in the creation of Canada. I think Confederation, The Rebellions of 1838 to 1838, and The Quebec Act of 1774, were all very important events in the history of Canada. Confederation was important because if Canada hadn’t joined together to form a strong alliance against enemies, their foes could’ve come in and stolen Rupert’s Land so a lot of what is now Canada would be part of the US. This would make Canada even weaker and the US would take the Maritime “provinces” and then attempt to take over the rest of Canada, and in the event it happened, Canada would no longer exist and much of North America would now be part of the US.
Due to this, the constitution was left unchanged for an extended period of time, and Britain was still controlling it. However, towards 1980, Pierre Trudeau led a significant expedition to vouch for the rights of his own Canadians. First, he pushed to resolve the issue with the Quebec separatists who wanted Quebec to be a separate country at the same time, share the same currency and everything else with them. Once this issue was over, Trudeau motivationally put in his efforts and made the change to the constitution which made this act significant due to the unfinished independence that was deeply rooted in our justice system, which needed to be changed. The Constitution Act, 1982 cherished the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the Constitution and finished the unfinished business of Canadian autonomy enabling Canadians to correct their own particular Constitution without requiring endorsement from Britain.
The independence gained from Canada’s successful contributions to battles allowed their forces to fight under their own command. Canada was recognized at the Paris Peace Conference and signed The Treaty of Versailles independently. Later on, Canada joined the League of Nations, making their mark in world politics. The nation that was once fully controlled by Great Britain, rose to prove their value to the world, as Mr. Laurier
The two constitution I am gonna compare are the United States of America constitution, and the Canadian constitution. Like the U.S constitution, the Canadian constitution is mostly the same since it got many of its laws from the U.S constitution. Both constitution have many provinces that they are divided into since the place is too big, as well as to divide power, as well as that they both have an executive power since they need someway to be able to divide the power. Unlike the U.S, Canada has a Queen that controls the executive government. Canada has its own version of the Bill Of Rights called Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the end of its constitution.
Canada has been defined by its contributions at home and abroad in WWI, WWII, and peacekeeping. World War I played an important role in Canada’s history. It shaped Canada by giving women suffrage and by the war creating a greater divide between French and English Canadians. By the end of WWI, the Canadian government
William Lyon Mackenzie King, a man of glory, forever changed Canada’s constitution during the tumultuous nineteenth century and resolved all difficulties Canada faced on its way to becoming a strong, independent, and autonomous nation. His contributions and sanctions targeted all factors at the time and had interrelated effects on the construction of Canada. Unlike other Canadian politicians, King handled every crisis with thorough planning and achieved promising outcomes from unsolvable problems. It is without a doubt that King was the most influential figure in Canada’s development. His role in the autonomy, economic development, and social stability stands as solid evidence of the pioneering impacts he had on Canada’s advancement.
As a head of our government, the leader of our nation and the individual that Canadians look to for change and prosperity, the Prime Minister (next to the Governor General of Canada) holds the greatest amount of governing power. Democratic parliamentary systems like the one in Canada, compromise with their general population in order to give the people a voice within government. It is important to understand how the parliamentary system works in order to understand what administrative powers the Prime Minister executes and whether they are effective or not. The presence of a responsible government ensures Canadians that the governing body is an elected assembly instead of having a monarch in power. The Prime Minister, citizens of Canada, as
The events in American history have also affected Canada from a political perspective, which lead to the Democracy that is present today. Another way the U.S. has affected Canada is from a military perspective because Americans are quick to jump to war and Canada has had to help control them which lead to them being peacekeepers. The United States helped mold the Canadian identity by being both a threat and support to the nation; this will continue into the 21st century but Canada will keep it’s unique identity. A country 's culture can be seen as interchangeable with identity; in Canada there is evidence of American culture everywhere.
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.
Absolute monarchies had all the power in Europe. Their kingdoms were powerful and accomplished. Although absolute monarchies empowered and enriched their kingdoms, they were still largely detrimental because of King Louis XIV of France, debt, Frederick the Great’s seizure of Silesia, and the city of St. Petersburg. King Louis XIV of France was an absolute monarch.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms first came into effect on April 17, 1982. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one part of the Canadian Constitution, created in 1867. The Constitution is a set of laws containing the basic rules about how a country operates. The Charter sets out those rights and freedoms that Canadians believe are necessary in a free and democratic society. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is an effective tool to ensure and maintain a just society as it protects the innocence of people, protects and ensures past laws and states fundamental freedoms, all of which work to create a thriving society.