A.S.M Anwarullah Bhuiyan in “A Critical Response to Will Kymlicka’s View of Multiculturalism” mentions that national minorities deserve fair treatment by the state, but the Indigenous have lost their societal culture due to an unjust societal system. As a result of the critiques findings, a culture is not a synonym with a nation. It is difficult to identify unique cultures and to determine if each unique culture should receive special rights. In Canada, the Aboriginals have unique rights but the smaller groups identify they have unique cultural characteristics the harder it is to give rights to the defined
Canada is often praised for having more efficient gun laws than the United States, but most people do not know that Canadian laws too, have much room for improvement. The basis of obtaining a gun license in the United States involves paying many fees, while licensing in Canada involves numerous training courses and tests. In the American Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide, it addresses the fees involved in creating, importing, distributing, as well as the brief application process (up to 60-days) to obtain a license (Federal Firearms Regulations). However, Canadian citizens must go through a much longer process. In order to get the basic license, a person must take the Canadian Firearm Safety Course, pass a written exam, and pass an in-class practical exam.
Canada is well known for its peacekeeping efforts and contributions through peacekeeping. Yet, few of the population knows of Canada’s transition to peacemaking, and how Canada aims to return to keeping peace instead creating it. Peacekeeping first transitioned to peacemaking after the Cold War. The change caused public opinion to drop, resulting in Canada declining missions, and contributing less to the UN’s peacekeeping efforts. The Canadian government became unhappy with what Canada's Peacekeeping had become, and decided to take on and complete missions in a manner unlike the way that they were completed for years prior, but in a way alike peacekeeping once was.
In America, nationalism is being justified by the current leadership by pointing to the failures of this multicultural European system. Thus, multiculturalism will never be effectively implemented over Americanism due to fear of that failure that is evident in so many other countries that have attempted to celebrate
Majority of the individuals in Canada are immigrants, or come from immigrant origins. If it were not for the millions of individuals who have left their country to come to Canada in the hopes for a better life, Canada would never have prospered into what it is today. As a result of this fact, many immigrants are still faced with several hardships when they enter Canada. Immigrants coming to Canada believe that they will be able to keep their culture, identity and become successful in their lives. Such misleading hopes set immigrants up for a life of racism, discrimination, assimilation, prejudice and continuous disappointment.
Multiculturalism is an essential part of Canadian identity. A successful and prosperous multicultural society requires cultural accommodation. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada 's immigration tracking polls, when Canadians were asked “what is the most important barrier to integration, about two-thirds of Canadians mention language and/or cultural barriers” (Jedwab 2008, 222). The study also revealed that “compared to the rest of the world, Canada ranks amongst the countries most inclined to value the cultural contribution of newcomers” (2008, 221). Emphasis on maintaining and attracting immigrants stems from “facing the demographic reality of declining birth rates and population aging” (Satzewich and Liodakis 2017, 97).
In conclusion, it can be stated that multiculturalism works better in theory than in practice. Although I may agree with Kymlicka that multiculturalism is a wonderful rhetorical question to send out to the Canadian population, I think his explanations are rather shallow as he fails to acknowledge the disadvantages and problems of multiculturalism. Canada may describe itself as multicultural, but there is a lot of work that must be done before it can be described as intercultural. For the moment, it is not clear what multicultural policy is and how it may or may not be related to diversity and oppositional cultures. Baron’s article is more in line with interculturalism which takes for granted the centrality of Canadian culture, but then works
John A macdonald and George is presented on my stamp because that's when Canada and the french came together. Canada was created and when the french and Canada had an alliance to become independent from the USA in 1867. Some other event that involved Language minority were these 4 events: Manitoba Act in 1870 Manitoba School act in 1890, Haultain resolution in 1892 and lastly bill 101 in 1977. Most of these banned french from schools like the Haultain resolution and the Manitoba School Act but Bill 101 was a bill that restricted english in Quebec after all of these acts were passed. The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms witch was signed in 1982 by PM Pierre Trudea has section that represent language minorities.
Introduction: When we think about culture, we automatically associate it with all of the stereotypes that are known. However, many of us never actually take the effort to find out the true culture of a place, which is why when we go to other countries we are clueless as to the culture and its practices. I believe that it is important to learn about the culture and any relevant information about a country before going there, which is why I have decided to look into the culture of the country Canada and its social practices. The country of Canada is in the continent of North America and it is well known for the friendly culture and open minded citizens. A general description of the culture: Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011].