Elimination of the Flag ▪ Once the flag is no longer in a good condition, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, such as burning it privately. The Prime Minister at that time, Lester B. Pearson created a flag called Pearson Pennant, the blue borders represent the two oceans bordering Canada. however there were no any favors among Canadian citizens. In 1957, new Red Ensign with red maple leaf was approved by the government because it is more nature - winter is longer in
Recently, the Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales tried to remove a United Nations backed commissioner when they tried to investigate possible corruptions in his campaign. When repercussions were evident, the Guatemalan government actually voted to shield Morales from the consequences of his actions. Though most people may think of national level events (country A in conflict with country B over something) when speaking about sovereignty, it also plays a role at the domestic level too. The issue of the niqab law in Quebec during the past October, for instance, is a recent example. Recently, a law has been passed in Quebec (the Bill 62) which “prohibits students from covering their face in class.
Web. 10 Jan. 2017.). As well, many African-Canadians wanted to contribute to the war but could not, due to the racism present at the time. Therefore, after sending many letters to the Canadian government, they were able to join the war but as the No.
Planes with enough fuel were told to return to their airport of origin, and the rest was diverted to airports across Canada. Fearing the attacks may not be over and worried that other planes could be turned into “destructive missiles,” Transport Canada instructed NAV CANADA (the agency that handles air traffic control) not to redirect planes to large urban areas, such as Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Canada was also upset because they lost 24 Canadiens in the Twin Towers attack, the youngest of these age 29 and the oldest 70. Canada 's economy also would have suffered because of the attacks as most of their supplies comes from the United States. Canada was a quiet leader in sending aid, special rescue units, and equipment.
Three adversaries to the British rule, William Lyon Mackenzie, Joseph Howe, and Louis Joseph Papineau represent the republican ideals of Parti Patriote. They focus their discourse and reform on the unelected “Family compact” of the arbitrary self-appointed colonial regime, with the intention to remove the unequal powers. On May 21, 1832 a by election is held between the Patriote and British supporters, the day ends with British troops firing upon the disgruntled voters killing three men. Many French Canadians feel mistreated by the British powers, as disease and abuse of authority grow within Canada. In 1834, the legislative assembly controlled by the patriote feels powerless under the governor-generals; therefore, they form the 92 resolutions and send it to the government in
In Michael Adams’ reading, Canada and the United States - Separated at Birth, he elaborates on the background history of Canada while comparing it to the United States, Canada’s political background and social views. Within the commercials, political and social views aren’t really discussed expect for in the “I Am Canadian” commercial where the narrator mentions that Canada doesn’t have a president but instead a prime minister. In Adams’ article, he mentions that America honors traditionally masculine qualities and Canada honors more feminine qualities. In the commercials, the focused on the male bodies but they never really touched bases on masculine themes. For Instance in the “Proud Fathers” commercial, all of the characters are males, however, the grandfather doesn’t encourage his grandson or his son to focus on hockey which is consider to be a masculine sport but instead his encourages education.
The Canadian residential school system as we know it was opened from 1863 until the closing of the last school in 1996 (Miller, 1996). These schools were funded by the government of Canada as well as several different churches such as catholic, Anglican, Prospetarian, and united church, which were created as an assimilation tool as an attempt to systematically integrate indigenous children into European way of life by “killing the Indian” in the child. This paper will briefly go over some contextual information such as what life was like before the Europeans arrived, as well as some history of the residential schools in Canada. It will also look at the intentions of the schools, abuse that took place, and the laws that were in place that allowed abuse to flourish in these types of environments. Finally it will look at the intergenerational effects of the school system that live on until this day.
The Indian Act was constructed to reflect the Canadian government’s primary goal of assimilation. The government anticipated that the process of organized assimilation through legislation would reduce the number of status Indians in Canada, remove the government from the responsibility of First Nations affairs, and make available the land that was currently reserved for First Nations. Without the responsibility of the ‘Indian problem’, the Canadian government would no longer be required to spend limited federal funds on its burdensome inhabitants. However, the ‘Indian problem’ did not go away and instead produced gender-based discrimination towards the women of Canada’s First Nations communities, resulting in a loss of status, status rights, and identity for generations to come.
During the conscription crisis of 1917, Canada was still a relatively young and inexperienced country, and did not yet have the capability or independence to deal with such an issue. However, one question was made clear to all Canadians… could national unity be maintained throughout the crisis? In 1939 Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King made the same promise to that of his predecessor Robert Borden; in Canada, there would be no conscription and all military service would be voluntary. “Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription” was a statement made by King during the Plebiscite in 1942 and just like Borden, he too had broken his promise to Canadian citizens. Twice now in Canada 's history, conscription has demonstrated to be a poor “solution” that is not only destructive to the patriotism and unity that Canadians had struggled to build, but also resulted in the division of families, the separation of francophone and anglophone
One year later, the passing of Bill C-36 started being discussed, and it 's intentions were to provide safer conditions for sex workers, and to ultimately end the sex trade in Canada altogether. On Bill C-36, Peter MacKay said the following: "Let us be clear about Bill C-36 's ultimate objective: that is to reduce the demand for prostitution with a view towards discouraging entry into it, deterring participation in it and ultimately abolishing it to greatest extent possible” (The Canadian Press). Although the passing of this bill meant that prostituion was “de facto” illegal, the emphasis is on the individuals who are buying sex and the individuals controlling the women who are part of sex work. While some individuals might believe that the law is flawed due to the fact that is a crime to buy sex but sex workers themselves are freely allowed to sell it, I believe that this is a good way to diminish the negative effects that sex works brings. If buying sex becomes an illegal activity, less individuals will feel inclined to buy it.
Canada is considered a relatively peaceful country that has little conflict with foreign countries world wide. Although Canada has peaceful foreign relations, its biggest conflicts come internally with the Aboriginal population. The Aboriginal people of Canada were the first people to reside in Canada, but as European settlers arrived they were quickly pushed off of their lands. Aboriginal people have had constant conflict with the colonizing population ever since white European settlers colonized Canada. Many Canadian citizens are unaware of the atrocities that were committed against Aboriginal people by these European settlers.
Although the United Nation has sent around a shoddily equipped troops of around 2500 soldiers from different countries under the command of Canadian Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire to maintain law and order in Rwanda, but they failed to stop this genocide due to insufficient support and the power from the international community. In the movie, Lt. Gen. Dallaire role is played by Col Oliver. When Gloria, a foreign journalist asked Col. Oliver that whether the UN intervene to stop the bloodshed? He replies, “Unfortunately, we 're here as peacekeepers not peacemakers, we can 't take an aggressive role”. The international community intervened only and only to rescue their citizens only.
And for that he earned the title father of peacekeeping. There are numerous articles that agree that Canada is better off not doing peacekeeping missions and some that argue its better if Canada weren 't in the United Nation at all. For example on October 31, 2014 the Toronto Star wrote an article on why they think that Canada has abandoned the role of being a peacekeeper. One of their reasons was that Canada 's usual troops that were being sent to third world countries have now been changed with other countries