Despite the conditions that the Aboriginal people have to endure, the racism, poverty and discrimination, they are resilient. Canadians have to know the history of how Canada came to be the country it is today. To understand colonialism today, people have to know the past because, “after all, we create the present based on our understanding of the past” (Alfred, 2004). By leaving out the important dialogue of Aboriginal history, colonialism continues as a part of Canadian society. Honouring the Canadian values like equity and honesty means Canada has to start acknowledging the present colonialism in society and Canadian history.
“Let us be French, let us be english, but most importantly let us be Canadian.” This is a quote by John A. Macdonald from about 150 years ago and he was the first Prime Minister of Canada and had a political career which spanned for almost half a century. He also set a legacy that keeps our country together and united. One of the major events that happened that I will discuss is responsible government because it was a big part of history, was important to the people and it was an executive or Cabinet that would be dependent on the support of an elected assembly. But even before responsible government was created there was a lot of conflict between the British and the French which led to a few important events. These important events had an impact on the governments and border changes.
Secondly, in the later stage of Canada’s development, King’s adoption of various programs sought to give Canadians more social security. Around the 1940s, he proposed the “Unemployment Insurance” and founded the reconstruction program to give more credits to the general population and solved their doubt of the occurrence of another depression. Families could receive an allowance to ease their burdens, and they would have a source of money to help them through future unemployment. King's policies gave the Canadian citizens a sense of security, and there was no more fear for the return of economic depression. Lastly, William Lyon Mackenzie King gave dual assurance to the French and English-speaking Canadians by promising them different policies on conscription in the proximate WWII and avoided the
A general description of the culture: Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011]. However, as times have progressed, the culture has also progressed to incorporate the immigrant cultures. Today, Canada is known throughout the world as a multicultural, diverse, and very progressive country [Mooney Cotter, A; 2011]. The immigration of people from all over the world has
Multicultural education started after search the compromise between French- and by English language title communities .Multicultural school politics in Canada is official course. The traditional paradigm of education is based on the ideas of
Ali Kazimi, who wrote a documentary on the Komagata Maru told the Toronto Star, “that Canada for the first 100 years of its existence had what was effectively a ‘white man's’ policy” ( Tharoor, Trudeau's apology). Canada’s law that was placed had 2 requirements a $200 fee and a travel rule, which had to be met if you were to travel to Canada. Knowing that Canada stopped Asians immigrants, trying to get into the country, the activists of Punjab and other parts of Asia, so they focused on trying to get back into Canada by the Komagata Maru. They believed they could change Canada's rule since both India and Canada were under the British empire at the time.
To begin with, during its long history, multiculturalism changed its denotations and number of people who supported it contrary to those who were against it. For one side, it represents the essence of a modern society. For others, it had negative influence which resulted in anxious, frustrated and divided nation. As an example of successful multiculturalism, we need to mention Canada as Canada is the only Western country to include multiculturalism into its constitutional law and the first country that proposed this method as a way of dealing with diversities. According to Ien Ang, it was associated with the consequences of immigration.
In Canada, we believe that democracy is the best choice to choose who leads our governments and with voter turnout descending, it seems as though that election results will not always represent what people want in terms of the leader of the government. Canadians, especially young Canadians, seem not to understand the importance of voting and how the results affect their lives. When Canadians decide not to vote, the motivated voters decide what all Canadians will accept as the party who will be the next government in whichever jurisdiction the election took place. With these reasons, I strongly believe that the importance of voting should be more emphasized to Canadians as voter turnout has been descending, it will stimulate stronger participation and interest in political activity and the importance of voting is not understood by the majority of youth in Canada. Voting should be more
Canada is a society historically based on settlement and colonization, comprising the First Nation people, English Canadians, French Canadians and many other racial and ethnic groups. In order to protect these groups, a Multiculturalism Act was passed to recognize the right of all minority groups to maintain and develop their culture within the Canadian society in 1988. An earlier act, passed in 1969, make English and French the two official languages of the country. These acts have prevented the discrimination of French Canadians and actively protected the French language. In this way, French Canadians have contributed to the multi-layered facets of cultural and linguistic diversity of Canada, making the state a more open and vibrant society, and extremely creative in terms of ideas, perspectives, and innovations.