Stephen Harper positively change Canada many ways. Harper cut GST from 7% to 5% over the course of his terms. Harbour conducted many free-trade agreements especially with the European Union Union. Launching consultations for the Canada job grant which would help ensure that Canadians are able to to obtain skills and qualities that are needed to get jobs in high demand fields.
Today, Canada is seen as a multicultural and peaceful nation that has evolved over the course of history. This great nation would never have been possible without the impact that former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson left on this country. His achievements and insights profoundly affected and shaped Canada’s nation. First, peacekeeping is an important part of Canada’s heritage and a reflection of its fundamental beliefs that Pearson implemented after dealing with world changing situations and winning a Nobel Prize. Also, his contributions as a liberal leader as well as the flaws and controversy with Diefenbaker did in fact define this country. Lastly, Pearson created the Canadian identity by unveiling the new flag, bringing equality with
Some say that Canada is safe and free. Although it may be true today, Canada was not always the nice and peaceful place it is now. Canada’s history demonstrates that the country grew and got stronger. Unfortunately, history also shows that Canada gets violent with other countries and even itself. Canada’s identity in relation to war and peace worsened since 1914. This can be shown by the victory in the Battle of Ortona and the kidnapping that caused the October Crisis. It can also be proven by the injustice during the Oka Crisis.
When Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier stated, “As the 19th century was that of the United States, so I think the 20th century shall be filled by Canada”, the decades that followed provided his statement to be true as Canada became an independent and strong nation. The battlefields in World War One were a defining moment for Canada as their forces fought as one nation for the first time, instead of under British Command. Also, at the end of the war, Canada was recognized at the Peace Conference and signed the Treaty of Versailles as an independent country. In addition, Canada joined the League of Nations, playing a major role in world politics. These events in the early 20th century allowed the beginning of a strong nation with a growing national
This article talks about how Justin Trudeau won Canada’s election as a liberal. Justin is actually is the former prime minster Pierre Trudeau’s son, who was in office from the 60s to 80s .This was different than last election when that had a terrible electoral showing, where they had only 34 of the 338 seats in the house of commons. This election they have 184 seats. People say that he won because he had a positive campaign without throwing mud at other contestants and the facet some people did not like the current Prime minster Harper.
Even citizens helped during and after 9/11. The average Canadian citizen stepped up to the plate on that clear blue Tuesday when the world changed forever; much the same as New York City and the rest of the world did by first offering support and sincerity for the tremendous loss of life, and then unwavering support for local
Prime minister R.B Bennett was not very helpful to Canadians during the Great Depression because he made strategic decisions for his political advantage. Firstly, When the Great Depression was at its worst in 1934, Bennett blamed the causes of the depression (The Roaring Twenties) which came from high investments, bank loans, and expensive manufacturing produce mainly based in Ontario and Quebec. Bennett fully accused Ontario and Quebec saying that they were “wasteful and extravagant”, so Ontario and Quebec were wealthy enough to handle their own crisis. Coming close to his election, Bennett suddenly changed his priorities of the population to bring unemployment benefits, minimum wage, and income taxation to Canadians by spending 20 million on the Unemployment Relief Act. which was inspired by Roosevelt's New Deal to combat the Great Depression in the
At its foundational core Sir John A MacDonald’s National Policy, was created to assist and continue the growth of the still developing nation of Canada. Following the purchase of Rupert’s Land from the Hudson Bay Company in 1870, the federal government was tasked with vast fertile lands to defend from American encroachment, and in 1878 the conservative government of Sir John A. MacDonald brought to legislation a new National Policy. Which would remain in effect until the 1930’s. Now. close to a century later we can determine that MacDonald’s National Policy, while originally bringing our Nation together. Has over time manifested regional political differences. Through its strategies of; levying high tariffs on manufactured imports, the costs
Over 50% of Canadians believe that most of their fellow citizens can be trusted (Turcotte).
World War One (WWI) occurred from July 1914 to November 1918 and was devastating to many countries. Although the war was fought overseas, WWI had a significant impact on Canada. The economy transformed profoundly, and the war strengthened the divide between the French and the English. The war also shaped the roles of women in the workforce and society.
The federal government has done so, very much to help our beautiful country of Canada. They have given us rights and freedoms, safety and security and most of all a great country to live in. But I am not here to tell you how supposedly great the government is; I am here to inform you on how the government’s actions have affected us as Canadian citizens.
Bill C-10 was introduced by the Minister of Justice on the 20th of September 2011. Bill C-10 is also called the Safe Streets and Communities Act but many believe the title is very misleading.The purpose of this Act is to provide Justice for Victims of Terrorism, Amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Other Acts. This essay will analyze issues that affect the criminal code and provide the strengths and weaknesses of the Bill, and will also provide justification on why or why not the Bill is favouring for Canada to deal with crime and the judicial process.
The Great Depression was a terrible financial crisis in the 1930s that affected virtually every country in the world. Two of the countries that were really hit hard during the depression were the United States and Canada. Because of their close proximity and relations with each other, the two countries reacted to this financial crisis in many similar ways. Both countries planned a New Deal program that hoped to combat the high unemployment rates and fix other large problems throughout the country brought on by the financial crisis. Both countries also enacted several programs to help with the agricultural economic disaster. Regardless of this, both countries also dealt with the Great
As the U.S election results are revealed, many Canadian citizens fear the impact Mr. Donald Trump could cause upon Canada. Trump has promised to pull away the U.S. from any international climate agreements, saying that he will “shred” Obama’s greenhouse gas policies. Moreover, this will greatly affect Canada since Canada has numerous climate projects with the U.S. Having Trump as president could permanently damage the trade that Canada has maintained with the U.S., since Mr. Trump is pledging to overhaul U.S. trade relations, especially since approximately $51 billion in goods cross the Canada-U.S. border per month, according to TD Economics. Trump has demanded multiple times to have a renegotiation of the American Free Trade Agreement. Therefore, since he has complete control, Trump has the power to terminate any free trade deal with Canada.