The number of immigrants coming to Canada is an average of close to 250,000 per year since 1991. This number is massive and should be decreased because the more immigrants come into the country, the more there will be limited resources for people who are already in the country. Canadian citizens are unable to get a job at even the lowest levels because these spots have been filled by the extreme number of immigrants who will and do actually work for even less income than the minimum wage requirements. Also, increase in immigration will not only increase the chance of separation because of different culture, religions and beliefs, it will also bring about discrimination. Separation is formed when immigrants refuse to speak in the commonly accepted language and resist becoming part of Canadian culture by rejecting to recognize the same holidays and demanding recognition of their own culture.
After approximately four decades, the practice of multiculturalism needs to be re-evaluated. Even though the policy has good intentions and has made progress, there are still unresolved problems. The goal of multiculturalism is to create unity, but it may accentuate the differences between cultures and individuals (Kirova, 2008, 116). Allowing for diversity can also be hard, as individuals struggle to belong to both their heritage culture and the dominant culture of Canada. Furthermore, racism has not been eliminated nor do individuals have equal chances.
The idea of democracy is to let people choose their own leaders. In the case of the supreme court judges, they hold some of the most important decisions, without being elected. For me, this is a problem because as time changes and society evolves, the people running the country and making such decisions must have the same morals and ideas as the people living within the society. For example, as most of Canada accepted the idea of same sex marriage, it was still being decided in the highest courts even though society had already accepted it. Furthermore, I think that it is important for the judges to have the influence of society backing their decisions because if the judges are impartial to societies views, Canadian laws will no coincide with the mannerisms of the current and evolving society.
Thus, to these men, the relief camps had a negative impact on Canadian society. The government had previously hoped that the camps would prevent the rise of communism. However, by grouping these men together, “Bennett basically provided basic training camps for the army of unemployed” (5). The men were frustrated with the Great Depression and once they were in the relief camps, they became angered at the poor conditions and wages. They directed this anger at the government for its ineffectiveness in providing them adequate jobs (5).
Canada’s long history of colonialism has created a myriad of problems for Aboriginal people. According to Kelm (1998), “colonization is a process that includes geographic incursion, socio-cultural dislocation, the establishment of external political control and economic disposition, the provision of low-level social services and ultimately, the creation of ideological formulations around race and skin color that position the colonizer at a higher evolution level than the colonized” (Kelm 1998:18). This definition alludes to the fact that collectively, all these burdens place the Inuit community at a disadvantage. The invasion of European settlers in the North resulted in a negative impact on Aboriginal food acquisition practices. The effects
Jean Chrétien: Passionate Plea For Unity Chrétien’s speech is mainly targeted towards Quebecers wishing to separate from our country. This speech took place prior to the referendum regarding the issue of whether or not Quebec should proclaim its individual sovereignty. Chrétien also recognizes Quebec as a “distinct society” whilst specifying Quebec’s unique language and culture which makes it an admirable community. To bring this all together, Chrétien stresses the beauty in Canadian diversity, generosity, tolerance and respect which is idolized by other foreigners. I appreciated how Chrétien identified and acknowledged Quebecers cries for change and even says that he knows the separatist party will guarantee exactly that.
In Canada before 1969 same-sex practice were consider as crime and punishable by imprisonment. But in 1995 the Canadian Human Rights act bans the discrimination against LGBT (Heritage, 2013). But still the members of LGBT communities are facing workplace discrimination. One of the recent survey reveals that one out of 10 LGBT members face discrimination at workplace in Canada. This discrimination they experience mostly from the co-workers and employers with narrow minded and intolerant attitude towards their sexual orientation.
The source illustrates Canada, the home to many immigrants on native land. Canada is filled with diversity and known for its multicultural life. However, Canada used to be inhabited just by the First Nations people. The federal government of Canada have made treaty rights with the First Nations people to an encourage peaceful relationship. The author is expressing his ideology in the source by manipulating the lyrics of Canada’s national anthem.
Also for immigrants, finding secure job is much harder than Canadians. Immigrants who are educated and who had strong jobs back home before, find it frustrating that they can’t get the same jobs here. Even though they find a job, Immigrants are easy victims for discrimination and exploitation
There have been constant disputes over land privileges and the discrimination that Aboriginal people have faced since colonization which has suppressed many of their rights and traditions and has led them to many problems in the Aboriginal community.
According to this act, the regime has to agnize and promote the fact that multiculturalism is what makes Canada diverse. This designates that if someone (or a group of people) were to put a stop to immigrants practicing their religion, they would be breaking a federal law. The Multiculturalism Act states,” recognize and promote the understanding that multiculturalism reflects the cultural and racial diversity of Canadian society and acknowledges the freedom of all members of Canadian society to preserve, enhance and share their cultural heritage.” The act also ensures that all individuals receive equal treatment and equal protection under the law; while at the same time respecting and valuing their diversity.
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 Discrimination Against Aboriginals Research Paper The discrimination against aboriginals has unfortunately been a part of Canadian society since we can remember. Even though the aboriginal peoples owned and inhabited these lands long before us, they are being discriminated against and Gerber’s (2014) research finds that aboriginals are found at the bottom in terms of level of education and income. This is not the only form of discrimination Aboriginals experience; the most discrimination occurs in schools and at work (Currie, Wild, Schopflocher, Laing & Veugelers 2012). Aboriginals can equally find themselves are at high risk of addictive behaviors such as gambling, which is caused by post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms after experiencing
This is a prime example of how Canada has opened its doors for all, despite their ethnicity and cultures; however, this was not always the treatment received by indigenous people in the early days. The living standard of Native peoples in Canada falls far short of those of non-Native, and encounter many barriers in gaining equality. For example, Native life expectancy is lower; they have fewer high school graduates and higher unemployment, they have lower incomes, enjoy fewer promotions in the workplace and remain, as a group, the poorest in Canada. The Nisga 'a Treaty was the start of negotiations between Aboriginals and The Canadian government in the 20’th Century, in hope for more rights and representation.