Canada has had several things that have made it a good country to live in. In the first half of the twentieth century, Canada fought in many battles during the World Wars that had a positive impact on the world. On top of that, there are many Canadians that made notable changes in Canada and the rest of the world. Lastly, Canadians have created technologies that are very important to the way we live today. After looking at these factors, it can be said that Canada is a country that its citizens should be proud of.
Those who don’t live or have ever been may think that Canada is a country that is not diverse maybe even monocultural, that Canada is flat full of only farmland and rural towns, that we live lives fueled by hockey and that is all that Canada is. In reality every Canadian knows it is much more it is diverse, scenic and urban. In the essay “My Canada” by Anita Rau Badami she said this about Canada “the country had been doing a slow dance for me over the nine years that I had lived here, showing me tantalizing little bits of itself every now and then.” The quote by Badami says that Canada has little charms spread throughout the country, such as the vastness and natural beauty of Lake Louise and all National Parks. Festivals in Edmonton which displays Canadian culture and a variety of other cultures from around the earth. The peacefulness of the prairies, to the
Culture is defined as behaviours, values and beliefs shared by a group of people and passed on from one generation to another. Canada is a bilingual and a multicultural country. Canada is also known as a cultural mosaic as it allows people of many cultures to coalesce into one. Immigrates are coaxed to keep their culture and teach others about their cultures. Canada was established in 1867 by British North America act. Now more than 30 million people lives in 10 provinces and 2 federal territories of Canada. Canada’s two major cultures are English and French as Quebec is the central province and the heart of French Canada. There are three major theories in sociology and two of these theories are functionalism and conflict theory.
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. The events in American history have also affected Canada from a political perspective, which lead to the Democracy that is present today. Another way the U.S. has affected Canada is from a military perspective because Americans are quick to jump to war and Canada has had to help control them which lead to them being peacekeepers. The United States helped mold the Canadian identity by being both a threat and support to the nation; this will continue into the 21st century but Canada will keep it’s unique identity.
“Just watch me”. One of the most popular quotes in all of Canadian history and was said by Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His legacy, attitude, and work transformed Canada and still continues to do so. Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada, from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. Pierre Trudeau changed Canada’s social-political ideology. Canada is now known to be a diverse, multicultural, bilingual and inclusive nation largely as a result of his work. Pierre Elliott Trudeau also believed in an equal Canada for all, he is primarily the one to introduce rights and freedoms to the citizens of Canada. While some view Pierre Trudeau as impulsive, for enforcing the War Measures Act, Trudeau enacted this for the protection of Canadian citizens against radical extremist and his actions were more rational than impulsive for the situation that had suddenly occurred. Pierre Trudeau was one of Canada’s greatest Prime Minister’s, who’s impact fundamentally changed the course of the nation by introducing multiculturalism, for introducing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and for paradoxically upholding democracy by strong action during the October Crisis.
Canada is the land of diversity. There are people from almost country here it is believed that about one in five women and girls who live in Canada were born in another country. There are a lot of women that migrate to Canada every year. “Immigrant women are often uprooted from their native countries against their will and come to find themselves trapped in abusive relationships without any means of emotional, financial or legal support”. “These women usually have no one to turn to for support other than the aggressor and/or his family. The aggressor will normally censor and limit the immigrant woman’s communication with her family and friends back home to isolate her from her support network. Unfortunately, many of these women do not speak
Canada is a strong country backed up by even stronger people. The fact that it surpassed the U.S.A, which was considered the 4th best country to live in, shows how much potential this country has with its extraordinary health care services and its fundamental freedoms. It also shows how Canada puts its citizens first above everything else and realizes that it is not perfect, and thus strives to improve its nature, relationships, and lifestyles with
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. As part of a democracy, one is free to make their own lawful choices and to express their own opinions.
In the 20th century it was apparent that huge changes occurred in the world. In Canada, there were many ups and downs that contributed to how the present was shaped. Both of the world wars were terrible, but fate had brought these battles to diminish the economically poor times. After the second World War, Canada’s identity was shaping into the one we see today. The war changed Canada in various aspects, such as how Canada was part of a cause to support other countries in need of help, how the economy was advancing, and Canada’s part in peacekeeping missions across the world. After the war, a multicultural society was developing, and values, attitudes and principles were being created that made Canada progress as a country. Canada gained a
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. Which overall, would create a diverse society with many identities which people can be a part of. Our history and the laws
Being Canadian means being part of a free country that give you the right of freedom. In Canada, all people have basic rights, outlined by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These rights can include; freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right to life, liberty and security, etc. The propose of these rights and freedoms are to protect Canadians. There are many characteristics that define us as Canadian.
Canada 's role in the world has been a strong one. They have helped and saved many people independently and with the help of other country 's and alliances. Some of these roles were very beneficial to our future. Some of the major roles were with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, United Nations and North American Air Defense Agreement. These roles have created a more open country. Even though this country has had many different roles, this country has seen a fair share of conflicts. Some of these struggles ended positive and others not so much. Canada had been involved in many conflicts, as well as an observer, and it still had an effect on our future. Some conflicts Canada was not even included in, but they wanted to create better
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]. However, as times have progressed, the culture has also progressed to incorporate the immigrant cultures. Today, Canada is known throughout the world as a multicultural, diverse, and very progressive country [Mooney Cotter, A; 2011]. The immigration of people from all over the world has
Canada is a diverse country, which consists of many ethnic groups and religions. The Canadian justice system does not abide too any religion or specific culture but too all. The Canadian justice system is one of the greatest in the world and consists of many different aspects, including public law and private law. The Canadian justice system is not the only system in the world but also one of the youngest systems when looking at code of Hammurabi. Code of Hammurabi is the earliest written laws in the world. It was written and used during the rule of King Hammurabi. King Hammurabi was also known as Ammurapi and was the sixth King of his dynasty. After his father King Sin-Muballit, Hammurabi took over the kingdom and had conquered and expanded his power. In his power King Hammurabi had created 300 laws, which were carved into stone. The codes of
Health Care is a huge and important part of Canada and what it is. Canadian citizens all have access to Canada 's healthcare system known as `Medicare`. Medicare is managed by the federal government delivered through a publicly funded health care system, in cooperation with the 10 provinces and 3 territories. Under the health care system, individual citizens are provided preventative care and medical treatments from primary care physicians as well as access to hospitals, dental surgery, and additional medical services. With a few exceptions, all citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living. This probably is the reason why Canada does have one of the highest life expectancies (about 80 years) and lowest infant mortality rates of industrialized countries, which many attribute to Canada 's health care