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.
Canadian individual identity is questioned often because it is so diverse and means something different to each person in Canada. Although there is not a set identity there are many values and beliefs that are owned by all Canadians. To find out what Canadians identity is, one has to take into account what has affected it. The United States is the biggest influence on Canadian identity. The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources.
As Robertson Davies stated, “ Canada is not going to have a national literature in the mode of those European lands where a long history has bound the people together, and where a homogeneous racial inheritance has given them a language, customs, and even a national dress of their own.” 2 We need to look at the work of Canadian authors who have come here from different backgrounds. Connecting with our multicultural student body is really important! As Canadians, we are lost in a sea of international influences – we hardly know who we are. And we do this without realizing it. ‘What is a Canadian?
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. 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].
As well, on page 12 of the guide, it states that “Many ethnic and religious groups live and work in peace as proud Canadians” (Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2012, p.12). This then become essential to any possible citizens because it is a demonstration of Canada’s acceptance, which is comforting for newcomers planning on becoming a Canadian citizen – they will not feel shunned or a loss of culture when becoming a Canadian citizen. As stated by MacPherson (2007), in The Value of Multiculturalism, “Multiculturalism may be the antidote for the inappropriate and destructive behavior…” This then makes Canada appear to be a safe and secure country that is free from
Therefore, Canada is accepting of new concepts and ideas, it is ready to try new ideas and innovative products. Also in Canada people are open to hear different perspectives and ideas from those in all walks of life. However the UAE has a score of 80 in the dimension of uncertainty avoidance. This shows how much this society does not like change at all. The UAE live their live strictly on rules and beliefs especially from religion.
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
1. Aboriginals peoples should have their own court system because there would be no bias or over generalized stereotyping to skew decisions or sentencing. Aboriginals are overrepresented in our Canadian Court System. Alcoholism and crime go hand in hand. Alcoholism in Aboriginals unfortunately is a common problem because of colonization and social upheaval.
Piper finds it is difficult to map from societal cultures to nations and vice versa. For example, America and Canada could be considered the same ‘nations’ because of the similar cultures. The authors identify that cultures and their nations are not clearly defined. To put the definitions into the Canadian context Richard Spaulding in “Peoples as national minorities: A review of Will Kymlicka’s arguments for aboriginal rights from a self-determination perspective” and Kymlica both discuss Aboriginals who have guaranteed national minority rights like the Quebecois but do not have the same equal rights due to various groups within the Aboriginals who are unique in culture. A.S.M Anwarullah Bhuiyan in “A Critical Response to Will Kymlicka’s View of Multiculturalism” mentions that national minorities deserve fair treatment by the state, but the Indigenous have lost their societal culture due to an unjust societal system.
Canada is know to have one of the highest tax rates and I believe it is vital for them to save their money in anyway to live a comfortable life when they retire. Though, they are said to focus on achieve quick results for jobs. Which it can be said that Canada is somewhere in the middle of the time orientations and cannot to classified just in to long or short time orientation. However, people must not forget that this is only a generalization of a Canadian Cultural Dimension and does not mean that it will be applicable to every single individuals who lives in Canada. Also, it is very important to note the fact that Canada is a multinational culture and there are differences among provinces and between Anglophone Canadians and French