At Vimy Ridge Canadians proved themselves to be capable fighters, created a Canadian nationalism that had been lacking before, and showed the world that Canada was nation independent from Britain. The global recognition that Canada received for the work of the C.E.F. at Vimy Ridge also changed Canada’s role in the international political community. Due to Canada’s initial role in the world as part of the British Empire, Canada was an ally of Britain from the start and would remain allied with Britain even to today. So, what changed in the relationship between Britain and Canada?
The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway presented opportunity to New Brunswick, it would open up markets and jobs. Confederation would cut the cost of the Railway for new brunswick because the costs of building the railroad would be shared by the confederated colonies. Although this benefit was not guaranteed, the intercolonial railway wasn’t promised and it didn’t tell which part of the province would reek its benefits. Another reason against confederation for New Brunswick was its strong economic ties to the United States compared to the rest of the Colonies of Canada. Confederation also meant having to sever these ties and rely more on the other colonies.
Aucoin Essay Our new prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau has given a set of democratic reforms to minister LeBlanc who has been given the task to deal with the problems regarding parliament issues. Our prime minister has promised Canadians real change to the way the government governs by committing to invest in Canada’s growing economy, to strengthen the middle-class, to help the hard working class, to provide help to those whom need it most compared to those who do not need it, and to invest in the public to create jobs, economic growth and a broad-based expansion. Aucoin’s democratic reform proposal tests for good reforms that include clear objectives, no loopholes, clear enforcement mechanism, entrench the house of commons power, fixed
The JCPC’s ruling in Board of Commerce, solidified the changing interpretation of Russell v. The Queen. In Board of Commerce, the federal government argued that although wartime had passed with the end of World War One in 1918, they needed to expand their powers and regulate financial markets. As a result, the government passed legislation to control distribution and sale. This legislation greatly impacted Canadian citizens economically and regulated numerous markets. In 1921, the JCPC examined this case with the federal government claiming emergency to avoid price gouging and monopolies.
Colonialism is a perpetual and relevant issue in Canada. The definition of Colonialism is, “The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically” according to the Oxford dictionary (The Oxford Dictionary, 2018). On a small scale, Canada is influenced by Britain as British Commonwealth; the consequences that preceded the colonization are evident in the contrast of the standards of living between the general populations and Aboriginals. Colonization can also be or continue with, “geographical intrusion in the form of agricultural, urban or industrial encroachments” (LaRocque, 2008). The freedom of religion in Canada relies on the Eurocentric view
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
I think it is one of the significant social issues that undervalued or ignored of the immigrants careers and abilities when they try to launch a new life in Canada. Therefore, the agency should help them to be able to build both sides stability and identity when guide
Initiative should be taken by the provinces and the Canadian government to come up with a solution to the problems that the senate constantly faces. Without reform, the senate cannot possibly be a voice for regional interests and an accurate representation of Canadian society. In order to understand why reform of the Canadian senate is important, it is also important to understand it is necessary for the Canadian senate to be a
Proper collective rights were established in the Constitution for Aboriginals. The protest led to awareness and acknowledgment of the initial treaties and agreements. To what extent has the federal government affirmed collective rights in the legislation over time? Canada is different than any other country, including the United States, because of our collective rights. The purpose of them is so different groups of people can have an identity.
Two of the theories of leadership are transactional and transformational. Transactional leadership is setting clear expectations of an individual and using rewards or punishment to achieve results, while transformational leadership is identifying the need for change and trying to achieve the change. Two Canadian public administrative leaders who show these leadership skills were Tommy Douglas and Sir George Arthur French. Tommy Douglas was able to show transformational leadership through creating healthcare, Canada-wide pension plan and bargaining rights for civil servants; while Sir George Arthur French was able to show transactional leadership by leading his men across western |Canada, and he showed transformation leadership by challenging the Canadian government. Tommy Douglas would have been seen as a great leader in the Behavioural Era due to his ability to identify the need for change and the betterment of society; however, he would have not been seen as a great leader in the Personality Era due to him alienating the Saskatchewan doctors in his healthcare implementation.
Although many citizens had been pleased with the flag, there was some opposition towards it. The official leader of opposition, Diefenbaker, said "You have done more to divide the country than any other prime minister” (“The Great Flag Debate”). There were many critics that opposed Pearson, but he did do the right thing. He chose a flag that identified Canada’s independence. This was a step closer to Canada gaining its own identity in the world.
In class, we have briefly discussed Western alienation from being poorly represented in a Senate that is heavily loaded with Ontario and Quebec interests. Pierre Trudeau had a vision that all of Canada would be united as one and that no matter what province you are from, you are Canadian, and you will receive the best quality of life. If only it were that simple, The West has been taken for granted and as a Senate reform option, there should be more representation from Western provinces. In fact, there is a reform called the "Triple E-Senate", which would "provide better representation for Canadians who lived outside of Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, and provide a check on the extraordinary powers that our system confers on majority governments" (Kline 1) "Triple E" stands for "Elected, Effective and Equal" (Gibson 17) From that definition one can interpret that the West is looking to change the selection process of Senators. Instead of nominations, they would rather the Senators are voted in, which could subject them to the Government of the day.
In the articles “Romanticism and realism in Canada’s foreign policy” by Allan Gotlieb, and “Canada’s global promise” by Jennifer Welsh, both authors argue the need for Canada to re-evaluate their current foreign policy however, differ in the way of how Canada should strive for international growth. Firstly, both authors contend that due to Canada’s lack of involvement of being the “peacekeeper” that they use to be, Canada’s reputation of being the global player has taken a serious hit. In Welsh’s article she mentions many Canadians want to be more active on the world stage, and want to spend more money on over seas development, and such UN projects, however the problem “is that Canadians are rarely asked to make difficult trade-offs in spending”. As a result, the Canadian government has to make cuts in spending on such military resources, and programs, in
I think we should be concerned about the low voter turnout, if we weren’t a democratic nation, it wouldn’t be as much of a concern, but speaking from the perspective of Canada - a democratic nation, the big concern is having a majority government being giving unquestionable power only because the won about 60% of Canada’s approval and support. That 40% could have put a different party into power, one that has more of the country’s approval. Currently voting seems to follow the “lesser evil principle”, in a democratic nation, when voting, the voter should walk away with the thought that they voted for someone who they thought deserved to lead, not dropping their own values and voting in hope that a party that isn’t as bad as the conservatives