Questions for Discussion: To what extent do you think the U.S.-Canadian magazine dispute was motivated by genuine desires to protect Canadian culture? I believe the greatest concern was raised by those who made a living based on a purely Canadian periodical. I also believe they are primarily motivated by the potential loss of income and not by threat to Canadian culture. With only 11% of all magazine sales represented by domestic publications, the Canadian readership offers a definitive answer with their purchasing choices. (Culture, n.d., p.17) Additionally, I believe Canadian companies would prefer to advertise in Canadian publications if they were fundamental to preservation of Canadian culture.
The Conservative party isn’t doing much and if they continue to be in power we might have another confederation era but without the joyness of freedom. The aren’t many jobs available here in the Brampton East region. The taxes are slowly increasing because the Conservatives are just building new roads and not doing much for the betterment of the country. The NDP party said they will bring back the lost jobs but what about the crime in Canada. The Liberal party is making marijuana legal.
For brevity, it can be stated that such practices likely had a bearing on the Canadian Government. Internal metrics, such as revenue, employment, GDP and other economic factors that are closely tracked by governments are also a factor, if not the prime motivation for governments to act. Based on these factors, as well as the breach of ethics of defending “culture” as discussed above, it may be argued that the government was mainly if not wholly pressured to protect the market on financial
This assumption, however, is based on a traditional and in many ways outdated view of how a country represents itself, and has an impact, in global politics today. Simply put, it is all too territorial. Why do individual Canadians need to be attached to a particular organization, based on Canadian soil, in order to serve Canadian objectives? (And why is it a problem if Canadian interests coincide with those of other actors?) We should not really care who gets credit for the good work, only that the good work gets done.
The Canadian Magazine Dispute Following are answers to the questions: Question 1: my personal view is, claims about genuine desires to protect Canadian culture were empty. My firm belief is that, the US and Canadian societal traits that govern their cultures are almost the same, since they value life within almost same ways (freedom of speech, right to peaceful assembly, freedom of religion, same approaches to market economy, etc). All the Canadian government was trying to do was anything else but initiating a profit based dispute with its large neighbor to the south. In other words, Canada was trying to initiate a trade war in the form of protectionism For instance, why to ban US produced magazines and not at the same time, ban US produced movies, music, etc. Moreover, why not ban European magazines at the same time, if it were really directed against foreign culture swallowing Canada’s?
Technicalities are an issue that the world forgets again and again, because technically Canada is not an independent democracy. The Queen must sign off on every single piece of legislature that leaves Parliament, and since that would be impractical the Governor General represents the Queen and signs every bill. This means that without Royal ascent, no bill can become law in Canada. This is contradictory to the equality of other bodies of power. The very concept of democracy is contradictory to that of a monarchy, and technically Canada is still under the sovereignty of the
The least wealthy people could very well be the ones that are willing to work longer hours, do a better job and enjoy the work that they do. Canadians must strive to solve this issue and change the way that higher education is run, count on Justin Trudeau to lower the prices for students entering university. The way that higher education is run right now is very corrupt and shouldn’t continue any longer, strive to make a
Before the Constitution, Canada was not entirely an independent country. This is because Britain had the power to change and adjust the constitution whenever they wanted. This meant to become independent, they had to patriate the constitution from Britain. It originally was called the British North American Act however due to the adjustment of the act the name changed. Canada had many problems that needed fixing and their independency is what let them add and adjust the rules to make Canada a better place for all people.
The history of Canadian public administration over the years also plays a crucial role in the system. The Canadian public administration system was initially based on the British government system but has since then transformed into a system that is unique to the country (Drysdale, p.37). That interplay evolution made an independent system for Canada, and is a “result of Canada’s political culture, and the need for public administration to adapt over time, while upholding the principles of democracy” (Drysdale, 37). Therefore, the very reason the new Canadian public administration system came to be is because of the interplay of democracy and political culture, which is arguably the greatest influence it has had. The current system in place
The reason immigration helps give Canada the identity it has today is because if Canada didn 't accept immigrants it would be less diverse and more un-inclusive. In approximately a few decades we could be suffering from a negative population growth, this is happening because our population is aging and birth
Electoral systems are very influential in political systems, as it is directly related to the decision-making process and the democratic institution of any given country. This is true in the case of Canada as well, as the current electoral system in Canada have profound direct influence in the voting incentives and therefore voting behavior of its citizens. However, many important political scientists and academics pointed out that the influence is not a positive one, when commenting on Canada’s current First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) or Single Member Plurality systems. For example, Jeffrey Simpson (2001), a well-known academic and journalists, when addressing the electoral system in Canada, referred to Canada as a “friendly dictatorship” in his
Canada’s fertility rate and aging population are ever-declining, therefore we need a reasonable solution to maintaining a healthy population. We have, in fact, already been facing several social and economic threats to our population, and in order for this to not become a larger issue, we are desperately in need of a solution. The major issue in Canada’s demographic status is the fact that there is a labour shortage, and immigration can be our resolution. This current century, immigration has the biggest impact on Canada’s population growth, so clearly, this policy allows a well-balanced population growth for Canada. While all of the G8 countries have little or no growth at all, Canada boasts the highest growth out of all of them.