Many Canadian citizens are unaware of the atrocities that were committed against Aboriginal people by these European settlers. There have been constant disputes over land privileges and the discrimination that Aboriginal people have faced since colonization which has suppressed many of their rights and traditions and has led them to many problems in the Aboriginal community.
“The Great Depression affected many countries worldwide. It began with the 1929 crash of the American stock market and ended with the onset of World War II”( Great Depression). The stock market crash was one of the worst times in American history. Thousands or even millions of people went west to look for jobs to provide for their families. The 1920’s started out as beautiful as the flower, but nobody had the time to just sit back and relax to even notice the resources were not there to sustain it.
This downfall began on October 29, 1929, and the leading cause was the crash of the stock market. Those who put their money into stocks lost almost everything, including the Braddock family. In the movie Cinderella Man, James Braddock and his family show the struggle of life during the great depression. James, with no work available, struggled to win fights in boxing, in order to put food on the table for his family. Overall, Cinderella Man depicted many of the different aspects of the depression, and can provide a good explanation of what it was like for many families during that time.
Canadians suffered a lot of hardship during the Great Depression which resulted in them feeling helpless and angry. This anger and helplessness left the Canadian people looking for someone to blame for their suffering; that someone became RB Bennett. The poverty of the Great Depression as well as Bennett’s past actions caused the rejection of Bennett’s ‘New Deal’ in 1935. The fact that Bennett was a millionaire and suffered very little during the Great Depression made it extremely difficult for struggling Canadians to trust him as they “…felt his wealth made him unable to relate to the struggles of ordinary Canadians during the Great Depression”(Source #1 Bennett’s Background). After experiencing so much loss through the first few years of
As mentioned before, he tried three methods to help Canada out of the depression. However, Richard Bennett was not a very effective leader for Canada because none of his decisions really helped Canada. He had many meetings with the British government to improve Canada, but nothing seemed to work. I think Bennett was a good person that tried helping his country in one of its worst times. Compared to other prime minister, I do not think he was the worst Prime Minister but he was also not the
Voter turnout in Canadian elections has been declining for decades at all levels of government, particularly among young people (Adsett, 247). This phenomenon brings about concern involving the engagement among Canadian youth, or lack thereof, in formal political activity. In fact, it is argued that civic duty among young people is considerably low compared to older counterparts. Due to changes in political interests and contrasting attitudes towards politics among different age demographics, youth are less likely to involve themselves through traditional forms of politics. As a result of this decline, Canadian youth are unable to shape social agenda, particularly surrounding youth issues, as political parties will not address the needs of
With Canada spending an overwhelmingly large amount on a per-capita basis, they scored significantly worse in many aspects of providing quality care. Another unintended consequence of the health care system in Canada is that health care decision making is politicized (Irvine) because the government has nearly all decision making power around health care. This means that health care decisions may not be a product of deliberation of what would be the best for the people as a whole but what decisions may fulfill some political agenda or promise. Because the powers over these systems are not centralized (Irvine), it is a system that is difficult to navigate and gain a meaningful or useful understanding of if you are an average person looking to understand why some territories have more efficient systems or a higher qualities of
There are still many problems within it. Canadian’s health care system is not very comprehensive, the comprehensive of Canadian health care only refers to medically necessary services not on outpatient basis. The coverage is decided by the provincial government not patients themselves, some of the treatment that are necessary to the patients are covered a little, the patients are not benefit from the health care system. Usually there are barriers to the access of the medically necessary services, long waiting time, or economic barriers. In Canada, the equity is weakened by the long waiting lists for surgery, GP consultations and emergency services in the public system.
Indigenous youth have not found their place in the world. Their pasts are lost to them due to colonialism and their futures are vague and not promising. As a former Indigenous youth I can attest to the despair that one feels when there seem to be little to no options left to you. Various Canadian studies indicate that Aboriginal youth are overrepresented at every stage of the criminal justice process. In many jurisdictions, the proportion of Aboriginal youth in custody far outstrips their representation within the overall population.
Today, Canadian women equality had developed rapidly over the years, and even faster than its Western hemisphere counterpart. Women are given the chance to participate next to their male counterparts in government and politics and participate in jobs or activities that were once a gender-based job. Women have legal rights to an education, the right to vote and the right for equal pay; a choice to date and who to marry; and make decisions concerning their family and health care. And unlike the Eastern Hemisphere cultures, women have the right to file for a divorce and make choices regarding their body, such as abortion or the use of birth control. Provided, Canada supported abortion so much that they even made a law that allows Canadians for free of charge abortion.