Recently, the Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales tried to remove a United Nations backed commissioner when they tried to investigate possible corruptions in his campaign. When repercussions were evident, the Guatemalan government actually voted to shield Morales from the consequences of his actions. Though most people may think of national level events (country A in conflict with country B over something) when speaking about sovereignty, it also plays a role at the domestic level too. The issue of the niqab law in Quebec during the past October, for instance, is a recent example. Recently, a law has been passed in Quebec (the Bill 62) which “prohibits students from covering their face in class.
With the recent controversy surrounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s supposed cash-for-access fundraiser for the Liberal Party, the topic of how political parties raise money was placed in the national spotlight. Many believe that all private donations to political parties should be stopped, so as to remove any influence over parties. Others believe that all restrictions on private donations should be lifted and all private funding be halted. Due to these drastically different ideas, there is likely a balance in the middle that is ideal for maintaining the integrity of our democracy. In order to achieve this balance, the restrictions on political party donations should be reformed at both a federal and provincial level.
Elimination of the Flag ▪ Once the flag is no longer in a good condition, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, such as burning it privately. The Prime Minister at that time, Lester B. Pearson created a flag called Pearson Pennant, the blue borders represent the two oceans bordering Canada. however there were no any favors among Canadian citizens. In 1957, new Red Ensign with red maple leaf was approved by the government because it is more nature - winter is longer in
He then pointed out some of the issues in which he and the supposed shoe-in winner Clinton differ: raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, his opposition to the Keystone pipeline, his opposition the war in Iraq and his opposition to the USA Patriot Act. Sanders unambiguous reply was prompted when a reporter said to him: "You said you won 't criticize or attack Hillary Clinton, certainly. But you did seem to draw some implicit contrasts when you said you don 't take money from Super PACs and you voted against the Iraq war ..." That is when Sanders lit off, refusing the bait. He instead took the opportunity to relate his pinnacle issue, the one from which he says all other issues cascade: "The collapse of the American middle class ... the obscenity of the kind of income and wealth inequality that we have today." He reiterated his refusal "to get into the game" of attacking his main opponent, Hillary Clinton.
It prohibited the two middle east countries of using military force between each other and also strengthened a relationship with the United States (“Henry Kissinger, Common Dreams”). It also brought down tensions from the previous Arab-Israeli War. Although it helped reduce tensions between middle east countries, the agreement locked Israel 's Veto over U.S. foreign policy for decades (“Henry Kissinger, Common Dreams”). But in 1975 he withdrew his support with the ethnic group, Kurds, which resulted in Iraq launching an attack on them that killed thousands of them. The ethnic group, Kurds, supported Kissinger in destabilization with the Baghdad’s Baathists from Iraq.
Although a federal inquiry into this issue has been launched due to pressure from various activist group, this does not eliminate the blatant disregard for Aboriginal issues in Canada. A 2015 UN report has stated that Indigenous women are more likely to die due to violent acts. Furthermore, the UN has also urged Canada to take action regarding violence and find reasons as to why it occurs because it violates rights (“UN urges Canada,” n.d.). In order to create a better society, this issues must be recognized by the government and Canadian citizens should be made aware of them as
One year later, the passing of Bill C-36 started being discussed, and it 's intentions were to provide safer conditions for sex workers, and to ultimately end the sex trade in Canada altogether. On Bill C-36, Peter MacKay said the following: "Let us be clear about Bill C-36 's ultimate objective: that is to reduce the demand for prostitution with a view towards discouraging entry into it, deterring participation in it and ultimately abolishing it to greatest extent possible” (The Canadian Press). Although the passing of this bill meant that prostituion was “de facto” illegal, the emphasis is on the individuals who are buying sex and the individuals controlling the women who are part of sex work. While some individuals might believe that the law is flawed due to the fact that is a crime to buy sex but sex workers themselves are freely allowed to sell it, I believe that this is a good way to diminish the negative effects that sex works brings. If buying sex becomes an illegal activity, less individuals will feel inclined to buy it.
The initiatives highlighted throughout this paper do not even come close to discussing all of the joint programs between Canada and the US in terms of cross-border security. What the BTB Action Plan has accomplished is to closer align policies and practices through combined regulations and legislation. A study conducted by Leuprecht, Hataley, & Skillicorn suggests that greater bi-national cooperation will not necessarily make either country any safer, but it will make the rest of the world safer because North America will be harder to exploit as a market of opportunity in the global terror supply chain (Leuprecht, Hataley, & Skillicorn 2013, 170). This is precisely the meaning of “beyond the border” - extending the security perimeter as far as possible. Through the sharing of information and intelligence, integrated law enforcement, and shared responsibility for mutual resources, Canada and the US can continue with the long standing mutually beneficial trade and security relationship well into the
In Western society today, one of the most misconstrued topics that is discussed in the news is terrorism. The Criminal Code of Canada defines terrorism as, “an act committed, in whole or in part, for a political, religious or ideological purpose, objective or cause with the intention of intimidating the public” (Government of Canada, 2015). Despite the clarity of this definition, the general North American population has misconceived the usage of this word, and instead, labels acts of terror as different – and often, less harsh – words. This error is especially prevalent in the United States, where political leaders now lead the country into believing that terrorism is exclusive to Islam. This ideology continues into Canada as more people question,
Mandatory charging and prosecution laws were introduced in Canada in the early 1980s (Brown, 2000). This means that, regardless of the victim’s wishes, if a police officer has probable cause to believe that an assault has occurred, they are required to arrest the suspect (RCMP, 2012). This policy was implemented for specific and general deterrence purposes and therefore reducing the incidence of IPV (Brown, 2000). This policy has resulted in a dramatic increase in police-laid charges in occurrences of IPV (Brown, 2000). CURRENT STATUS IPV is recognized as a public health issue as it can have consequences not only to the direct victim but on communities as well.
And for that he earned the title father of peacekeeping. There are numerous articles that agree that Canada is better off not doing peacekeeping missions and some that argue its better if Canada weren 't in the United Nation at all. For example on October 31, 2014 the Toronto Star wrote an article on why they think that Canada has abandoned the role of being a peacekeeper. One of their reasons was that Canada 's usual troops that were being sent to third world countries have now been changed with other countries