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.
Multiculturalism is popular in many countries as it can be used as a strategy to fight inequalities. Supporters of multiculturalism claim that it removes social and cultural barriers for immigrants and minority groups, making them feel more welcome in Canadian society, promoting a stronger sense of belonging and pride in Canada (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7). Therefore, multiculturalism is useful as it assists in the integration of immigrants and minorities. On the other hand, critics argues that multiculturalism accentuates the differences between groups rather than their shared rights or identities as the nation’s citizens as it promotes “ghettoization and balkanization” (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7), thereby encouraging members of ethnic groups to look
Canada can be seen as a civic nation because Canadians come from many different backgrounds but choose to live together under similar political beliefs and values. This has allowed Canadian culture to be very diverse. In spite of this diverseness majority of the culture comes from the U.S. Most movies, T.V. shows, magazines, and radio content was made in the
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.
How does the Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms protect Canadians as individuals? Many Canadians know that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is part of Canada’s Constitution. The Charter protects every Canadian’s right to be treated equally under the law. The Charter guarantees, for all Canadians, Fundamental Freedoms, Mobility Rights and Legal Rights. Under the Charter in the section entitled Fundamental Freedoms”, Canadians have the right and freedom to express their own opinions, choose their own religion, to organize peaceful meetings and demonstrations and also the freedom to associate with any person or group.
Jackie Robinson’s importance to the civil rights movement was recognized by civil rights activists like martin luther king. Jackie’s successful integration on to the segregated field of baseball, provided a positive example that blacks and whites could have peace and respect between each other. This heritage minute tenders to the ideal of modern day Canadian today because Canada is a multicultural society and the citizens of Canada hold this beliefs close to there hearts. The use of a multicultural ideal activates a persons national pride and gives Canadians a sense of a collective
First, it allows for the protection of basic human rights, such as right to conscientious objection. As noted earlier, voluntary military service derives from the use of attractive salaries and bonuses, and hence there is no stern restriction regarding one’s right to join or leave the army, the navy, marines or even the air force. This explains why this recruitment practice is mainly used in countries like the United States ' Armed Forces that seek to promote the basic tenets of human rights protection. Therefore, voluntary service helps preserve a country’s reputation as the one that respects and protects human rights (Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Similar to the benefits of the universal healthcare system, Canada prides itself on the great variety of cultures, ethnicities and religions that are present within the country. In 1971, the Canadian government began to recognize the value of all diversities and officially adopted the Multiculturalism policy. In consideration of this policy, Canada has been nicknamed the mosaic (Pohorelic) since the nation continually strives to embrace and promote multiculturalism. For instance, all citizens who reside in Canada are able to have an identity, feel accepted and take pride in their ancestry. In addition, on July 12, 1988, the House of Commons passed the Bill C-93: “An Act for the preservation and enhancement of multiculturalism in Canada” (Legislative
5). This Canadian research also helps in defining who mainstream Canada defines as societal citizens, and who is in need of "enculturation" which is often argued as a form of post-colonial violence (Cunneen 2009; Regan 2010; Nichols 2014). The school-to-prison pipeline theory (Skiba, Arredondo, and Williams 2014) provides ample evidence for the institutionalized practice in which non-marginalized citizens of society participate actively and passively in defining the social boundaries which promote their marginalization and enforces their role as the
Study in Canada Canada has been ranked among 10 countries for its excellent education institutions in the world. It welcomes international students all across the world to provide students a better learning environment where they get ample opportunities to learn, grow and excel. Canada is known to be an enclave of diverse people with varied lifestyles, majestic landscapes and is considered to be one of the safest destinations to pursue education. In Canada, great importance is given to learning and maintaining highest standards of education. Being a bilingual country, the two major languages spoken in Canada are English and French.
¬¬¬Canada is known worldwide, as a multi-cultured and accepting society¬¬¬. Canada is recognized as understanding of all genders, races, ages, sex orientations, and all religions. Canada shows this acceptance in the collective morals of society, but also in the legal system. However not every country is like Canada. Canada is a democracy so the belief is in being equal and fair, thus Canada put these beliefs into effect by creating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms using the Equality Rights section.
Natashia Apangchan Canadian Identity As an immigrant, and of the 7 years that I’ve stayed here in Canada, I’ve come to know some of the Canadian identity. I have lots on mind but the things that stand out the most is that Canadians are so patriotic and generous, and diverse. To me, I see the Canadians as patriotic because their love for their country is very strong. I have seen the pride in their eyes when they say that they are Canadian.
Natural Resources minister is under fire from Liberal minister for harmful comments about the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. He apologized for the comments he made about pipeline protests that some people mis-interpret his speech as a threat of their communities. Carr made comments about the possible use of defence forces during future protests to put their safety over pipeline projects approved by Ottawa. The controversy was started when Carr told the crowd "If people choose for their own reasons not to be peaceful, then the government of Canada, through its defence forces, through its police forces, will ensure that people will be kept safe"(Lazzarino). Some First Nations made a promised to protest over the Liberal government controversial
Seymour believed that another referendum was coming and that this one would result in a sovereign Quebec, which was both a legal and justified outcome. Seymour stresses the negative impacts that being part of Canada has had on Quebec: an illegitimate constitution, economic under development, and attempts at assimilation. Pelletier, however, believes that the best place for the Quebec nation is within the Canadian one.
Former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau was against the distinctive status for any group of people, and desired to eliminate Aboriginal people as a separate group (Coates, 2008). He also wished to have them involved into the broader Canadian political society. He proposed to incorporate Aboriginal people into the Canadian society, thus eliminating any special status and treatment to the Aboriginal people (Coates, 2008). Furthermore, in 1969, the Government of Canada produced a policy paper generally recognized as the White Paper. This paper called for abolishing the Indian Act.