How are disadvantaged minorities in Canada marginalized and limited to their ethnic communities? Why are they still isolated from Canadian society, despite rights, acts, and welfare put in place by the government? Are these groups still undermined due to years and years of colonialism? Why is xenophobia in Canada overlooked compared to other countries such as the USA? Do Canadians fear that recognizing it as a societal issue will threaten Canada’s image as a utopian society?
Quebec’s secession from Canada has been driven by many factors such as the provinces’s belief in a distinct identity, lack of representation in politics and the isolation of Quebec’s culture and language from the rest of Canada. These beliefs are valid but, realistically a secession from Canada will cause economic destruction within the province. It has been reported that the province of Quebec has little economic backing in trade to finance a legitimate government in international politics. Also, issues concerning international trade and negotiations will become difficult to deal with as economic stability will not be immediately guaranteed. In addition to that, all the chaos from these problems will inevitably lead to Quebec’s citizens
Ableism portrays the skills and talents that the abled-bodied have, while the disabled-bodied are illustrated by the Canadian society as less skilled and have less opportunities due to the labels set on them. Canadian citizens demonstrate disparity by illustrating the unfair differences of the abled-bodied and disabled-bodied openly. Lastly, tokenism always illustrated by many people in various industries and events; they are trying to demonstrate that the disabled citizens are treated equal to the abled-bodied, but it is only appearance for the public to show that they are changing to adapt for the disabled, however it is not working for them. The Canadian society illustrate ableism, disparity and tokenism in the public eyes and exemplify the negative side of the disabled-bodies and their
In some people’s assessments, multiculturalism in Canada is unsuccessful. Racial segregation by tacit agreement, identity doubt of Canadian citizenship, and entrenched Eurocentrism have all combined to substantiate multiculturalism in Canada is futile. First of all, multiculturalism is abortive in Canada because immigrants from one culture habitually separate from others. According
When he offered to pay for the trip and still was turned down, he knew his position was untenable” (Macleod, 2005). French had tried to bring change to the leaders of Canada but was denied, even if did not succeed in changing the government’s position, French showed the characteristics of a transformational leader by identifying the Northwest Mounted Police were achieving setting up a policing force in western Canada and needed to be allowed to continue
Industrial goods are the largest export in Ontario, meaning that in this sector, this is where Ontario is making most of its money. The Trans-Pacific Partnership will allow for most tariffs on these industrial goods to be removed, which in turn will “create market access opportunities for Ontario’s exporters across a number of industries” (“Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - Advantages of The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement for Ontario”). Tariffs are generally used in order to restrict trade with foreign countries and to promote trade only with domestic industries. By eliminating import tariffs, as the Trans-Pacific Partnership strives to do, Ontario’s exports will become more competitive, which in turn will create a significant increase in opportunities for Ontario
This example proves that to the Indigenous, the discrimination has been taken to a far higher level with murder of loved ones involved, and this counter-argument is inferior to the voices of the broken families. Now, this happens because the Canadian government either doesn’t bother to enforce the security in the Indigenous community, or that they aren’t educating the First Nations in health and well-being, even though the government is making the “citizens” of Canada, their top priority. Throughout the Vicelands Cut-off, many of Indigenous people from the community, where Justin Trudeau was visiting kept on questioning the actions of the Liberal government, which emphasizes the fact that they either did not vote for the party, or the elected government wasn’t fulfilling the needs of the people. In particular, there was an old Aboriginal woman who didn’t know who Justin Trudeau even was, emphasizing that she had absolutely no hope in the democratic system. This
Statistics show that Canada is a much healthier place than the United States. Firstly in Canada every person who is a canadian citizen has access to healthcare this is very different in the states where if you get sick and need to be treated by a doctor you may have to pay up to $5000 if you don't have the $1000 insurance. Secondly there is a lot more obesity in the USA for reasons such as there are more fast food restaurants such as
The more Canada neglects to listen to Aboriginal voices, the more it contributes to the continuation of colonialism in Canada. Although the Aboriginal people of Canada had to go through, “One hundred and twenty years of neglect and malnutrition. One hundred and twenty years of physical, mental and sexual abuse. One hundred and twenty years of cultural genocide” (King, 2015), Canada still has not properly apologize. By taking responsibility Canada should not only provide recompenses, but at least treat Aboriginal
Many Albertans believe that the Canadian government has treated them as more of a source for resources than an equal part of Canada. The government regulation of Alberta’s oil prices was seen as an unfair policy to protect Eastern Canada in spite of Alberta. Moreover, Albertans are upset that Alberta has less political power due to its population size. Nevertheless, Alberta is still an important part of Canada as Canada’s energy province and containing Banff National Park. Immigrants are also an important group to consider when defining Canada’s national identity as a multicultural nation.