Canada is now known to be a diverse, multicultural, bilingual and inclusive nation largely as a result of his work. Pierre Elliott Trudeau also believed in an equal Canada for all, he is primarily the one to introduce rights and freedoms to the citizens of Canada. While some view Pierre Trudeau as impulsive, for enforcing the War Measures Act, Trudeau enacted this for the protection of Canadian citizens against radical extremist and his actions were more rational than impulsive for the situation that had suddenly occurred. Pierre Trudeau was one of Canada’s greatest Prime Minister’s, who’s impact fundamentally changed the course of the nation by introducing multiculturalism, for introducing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and for paradoxically upholding democracy by strong action during the October Crisis.
At Vimy Ridge Canadians proved themselves to be capable fighters, created a Canadian nationalism that had been lacking before, and showed the world that Canada was nation independent from Britain. The global recognition that Canada received for the work of the C.E.F. at Vimy Ridge also changed Canada’s role in the international political community. Due to Canada’s initial role in the world as part of the British Empire, Canada was an ally of Britain from the start and would remain allied with Britain even to today. So, what changed in the relationship between Britain and Canada? Canada had now proved itself to be capable of operating independently.
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.
The latter is far from the truth. The Canadian culture is that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness, respect and dignity. All the sectors in Canada aim vigorously to upkeep the culture of Canada which in a way is a human developed one and is derived from many cultures around the world. Canada has had great influence from many cultures which is why Canada is known as the most multicultural country in the world. In a way, the culture of Canada should be the culture of humans everywhere.
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
Canada is considered a representative democracy because it instead elects representatives to represent the public. This now means that technically that the public should hold all power, and that the representatives should have equal power and no one can be above another. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case in the majority of Canada’s legislature.
For this reason Quebec wants to separate from Canada. If they are politically separated they will have the power to make their own laws on whether on not
In the Preamble of the Constitution, written by Thomas Jefferson and signed by others, our Founding Fathers believed that in order to maintain a stable country a constitution needed to be established. The preamble stated that: "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." These six elements were important for establishing our nation. According to our Founding Fathers, they wanted a "more perfect union" which meant that both state and federal governments would have
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
The creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms can be considered Trudeau’s most highly acknowledged accomplishment in his years as prime minister, giving Canada its current reputation of freedom and diversity. Trudeau wanted this charter to protect individual rights by preventing laws that unfairly discriminate or that belittle the essential human rights. It states that every Canadian receives the rights and freedoms which no government can expel regardless of race, gender or religion. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms that Trudeau wanted for the people of Canada was finally passed on April 17, 1982. Trudeau pledged to bring home a new constitution with charter of rights (Sauerwein).
Canada has taken much lengths to continue crushing the inequity by passing laws prohibiting such bigotry. In 1995, the Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms also applied to sexual orientation, protecting lesbians and gay men. Though it took until 2005 for same sex marriage to legalize in all parts of Canada, it had beat America by a whole decade. If laws like these continue to pass, in theory, the negative opinion on the LGBT community will continue to diminish over time. Justin Trudeau has also taken a stand with the LGBT community, being the first Canadian prime minister to ever march in a pride parade.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is located in the first part of the Canadian Constitution and came into effect on April 17, 1982. The Charter is a document that outlines a set of constitutional principles that assist in creating a free and democratic country and is the most important of the laws in Canada. Some of the laws include: Fundamental freedoms (e.g. freedom of expression); democratic rights (e.g. the right to vote); mobility rights (e.g. the right to live wherever one choses in Canada); legal rights (e.g. the right to life and security); equality rights; language rights; minority-language educational rights and aboriginal and treaty rights. These laws guarantee the basic values of fairness, respect and tolerance for every
The first world war was a destructive deathly conflict, which killed thousands of Canadian men while altering Canada 's society forever, but it was also a unifying and altering conflict, changing the definition of Canadian forever. World war one unified this country, but at the same time grieved and divided its people. Canada entered the war just as a mere British colony and came out as an incredible fighting force led by one of its own men. 619,636 men and women entered to fight for their country, having only 1 out of every 10 return.