The more Canada neglects to listen to Aboriginal voices, the more it contributes to the continuation of colonialism in Canada. Although the Aboriginal people of Canada had to go through, “One hundred and twenty years of neglect and malnutrition. One hundred and twenty years of physical, mental and sexual abuse. One hundred and twenty years of cultural genocide” (King, 2015), Canada still has not properly apologize. By taking responsibility Canada should not only provide recompenses, but at least treat Aboriginal
In turn, proving Quebec’s secession from is not the solution it needs to feel fulfilled in Canadian society as the negative implications for secession would put Quebec citizens in a compromising position. Firstly, Quebec’s secession from Canada will lead to a drastic decline in their economy.For instance, trade negotiations between Canada and the United states will have to include Quebec. This would mean coming up with entirely new terms to trade.In a article written by Patrick Grady it discusses the effects that separation will have on Canada and Quebec. In the article it states “ Quebec is an integral part of the Canadian economy.
Some Canadians have a strong feeling about the things that are decided by the local government and that is the rights to express their own opinions. “We have a history of peaceful dialogue and dissent in Canada. I’m certainly hopeful that tradition will continue"(Rabson). Jim Carr commented about the angered anti pipeline movement and particularly the first nation communities, many of them mis-interpret the comments as a threat against all protesters. But the point of the Natural Resources minister that we have the freedom to express a different view from
Neskantaga has fallen from 4th on the federal government’s water treatment priority list, then to 15th and then apparently they have fallen to 19th on the unreleased list. The government has left it so long, in my opinion, it has become a human rights issue. This is discrimination to First Nations people. Just because they don’t live the same live as a Canadian citizen in Toronto, doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t get clean water that doesn’t have to be flown in. Not only are they discriminating the First Nations people but they are also serving injustice to the Neskantaga band as a whole.
A prime example of a president who did not attempt to become a dictator and lasted more than two terms would be president Roosevelt. During his first two terms, he guided the United States out of the Great Depression in the 30’s. Since he did so much good for the nation, he was elected for four terms. “[He] explain[ed] that he could not leave the helm at a time he was guiding the nation through the Second World War.”(Roddy) Roosevelt seemed a necessity in the nation’s time of need, but how many people actually agreed with this during that time? We can’t exactly ask them.
The Doukhobors are Russian pacifists, who came to Canada to escape persecution. The name Doukhobor means “Wrestlers For and With the Spirit.” Currently, there’s about 20 000 people of Doukhobor descent residing in Canada, and about 1/3 of them practice their religion. Although Canada was supposed to a safe haven, after some years, the Doukhobors once again found their beliefs and rights threatened. In Russia, they dealt with compulsory military service. The pull factor of Canada was exemption from this service, and with help from Leo Tolstoy, a Russian novelist, and Russian anarchists, the Doukhobors settled in British Columbia.
Sikhs after being Canada started asking for an Independent nation called Khalistan. The Hindus didn’t want this to happen but and went generally unnoticed by the Canadian Government. The Canadian government, at one point even decided to negotiate with India and refused to deport illegal Sikh immigrants, the Canadian government also pushed the Sikhs into gaining residency in Canada. The Canadian government believes the bombings were part of a conspiracy by British Columbia-based Sikh extremists to take revenge against the Indian government for its 1984 storming of the Golden Temple, a Sikh shrine. The Indian government sought to flush out armed Sikh extremists fighting for a separate Sikh homeland.
The statue of Westminster granted full legal freedom and established Canada as an independent nation. Events were also branching out towards Quebec, such as the FLQ as well as the quiet revolution who wanted the french influence to be national. Not all conditions were met and if they were, then it would’ve been possible that english would not be considered as a national language. Likewise there would not have been much diversity in a cultural aspect. Despite everything that the country had gone through we would have been robbed of our social freedom and
In definition, multiculturalism means the practice of giving importance to all cultures in one civilization. It has been actualized in some countries over decades such as Canada and some European countries. However, Angela Merkel, the prime minister of Germany, announced that the German multiculturalism has failed. Thus, the changes are bound to be controversial. In some people’s assessments, multiculturalism in Canada is unsuccessful.
Another historical event that caused both John Wheelwright and John Irving to move to Canada was the dislike of the Reagan Administration. Moving to Canada was in their minds, a way to escape what they would call injustice. However, moving to Canada may have been part of God’s true plan for Irving and Wheelwright to find
Former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau was against the distinctive status for any group of people, and desired to eliminate Aboriginal people as a separate group (Coates, 2008). He also wished to have them involved into the broader Canadian political society. He proposed to incorporate Aboriginal people into the Canadian society, thus eliminating any special status and treatment to the Aboriginal people (Coates, 2008). Furthermore, in 1969, the Government of Canada produced a policy paper generally recognized as the White Paper. This paper called for abolishing the Indian Act.
"Canada entered World War I as a colony and came out a nation..." (Bruce Huchison). Canada suffered many deaths and struggles from the first world war. They rushed in voluntarily, not expecting the bloodshed and the pain, in return experiencing death, pursued by a fall in economy, job loss, and a somewhat divided nation. But, despite of the clear negative effects of this war, Canada obtained its deserved autonomy. Before this conflict, Canada was nothing but a small British colony, living under the control of England, incapable to be brave and victorious.
Canada was not prepared for this war at all with only a standing army of 310 trained men. Training of men was inadequate that Canada posed no real threat towards the Germans in the European war. Sir Robert Borden also offers Britain the service of Canadian troops that Britain evidently accepts and the race to 500,00 troops is on. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, former Leader of the Liberal party and Prime Minister spoke for Canada when he stated that “ it is our duty to let Great Britain know and to let the friends and foes of Great Britain know that there is in Canada but one mind and one heart and that all Canadian are behind the mother country”. This means that Canada is loyal in supporting Great Britain behind the line and that Canada will be standing beside them throughout the war.