The Red River Resistance The next major event was the Red River Resistance. In this event, Sir John Macdonald sent out surveyors to divide the Canadian land because the Hudson’s Bay Company had sold Rupert’s land to the Canadian government. This sparked an outrage with the Métis because they wanted to keep their current laws. Due to conflicts and arguments about the land, a surveyor was executed by the Métis leader which worsened the situation. In return for the surveyor’s death, the British Canadians ordered the death of the Métis leader which ended the conflict.
He flew to Montreal as a visitor with his cousins’s passport under the name of Omar Toure. Toure immediately moved to Toronto and applied for a refugee status with his real name. As his refugee papers were underway, he had a legitimate work visa and he admitted to immigration that he had used his cousin’s passport to enter Canada. Sadly, Toure’s papers were denied even after he exhausted all of his appeals, the government still wanted Toure deported. Unluckily, Toure could not be deported due to the lack of proof of his citizenship in Guinea and they would not take him back.
The Canadian government shows respect to issues of other nations, but not First Nations. During the Quebec referendum, Canadian Politician and chief of the Red Sucker Lake community Elijah Harper declined the Meech Lake Accord because Canada was addressing the issues of Quebec instead of First Nations. The accord was about Quebec becoming “distinct society”, this insulted Elijah Harper when First Nations have been trying to become a distinct society and get special treatment. First Nations have been trying to reclaim their land for decades, but the Canadian government pushed aside the issues of First Nations and put the needs of Quebec above theirs. This explains how the federal government does not acknowledge the issues of First Nations.
In June 1990, the residents of Toronto voted in favor to recommend to the Canadian government. One of the changes made to the lyrics of the anthem “O Canada” was from "in all, thy sons command" to “in all of us command”. In this part of the anthem, the word “sons” implied that women cannot feel true patriotism or love for Canada so Canadian’s woman feel offended. Other changes to the lyrics include the words of “our home and gracious land” instead of “our home and native land". Some Canadians feel that the words "Native Land" were not appropriated mainly for those non-native born (Moscoe).In this way, the song includes the people of the First Nation tribes and everyone in Canada is represented and can sing it joyfully.
The War of 1812 was an armed conflict between the United States and the British Empire. In an attempt to cut off supplies from reaching the enemy, both sides attempted to block the United States from trading with the other. Significantly, the British restricted the American trade since the British feared that it was detrimental with their war with France. Importantly, the British wanted to set up an Indian state in the Midwest, which is why thousands of Native Americans fought on the side of the British. The Americans condemned the British Empire restricting their trade and taking sailors to serve on the British side.
Around the end of 1916, there were a large amount of casualties at the European front causing recruitment issues for the Canadian Commanders. The enrollment and manpower system was chaotic and and recruitment was sluggish. (Jones and Granatstein, 2006, 4). Robert Borden decided that conscription was imperative, and he declared this in Parliament. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Liberal Leader, however was against this because people from Quebec
Canada is well known for its peacekeeping efforts and contributions through peacekeeping. Yet, few of the population knows of Canada’s transition to peacemaking, and how Canada aims to return to keeping peace instead creating it. Peacekeeping first transitioned to peacemaking after the Cold War. The change caused public opinion to drop, resulting in Canada declining missions, and contributing less to the UN’s peacekeeping efforts. The Canadian government became unhappy with what Canada's Peacekeeping had become, and decided to take on and complete missions in a manner unlike the way that they were completed for years prior, but in a way alike peacekeeping once was.
During the nineteenth century, with a rising European emphasis on mercantilism and (therefore) colonialism, European explorers began to colonize contemporary Canada. (Lecture, Jan. 10). In the beginning, North-American indigenous people felt that they were living peacefully with the newfound settlers. This idea of settler colonialism though, would turn out to be detrimental for the political and cultural lives of indigenous North-Americans. Europe’s eventual attempt to assimilate and liquidate Canada of its indigenous people
Was conscription the correct choice for Canada in 1917? In my opinion, conscription was not the right choice for Canada for three major reasons; the weakening of Canada, the resulting deaths of soldiers, and the moral issue behind it. I believe that conscription in 1917 also a choice that weakened Canada as a whole. Evidence of my claim are the divisions that were created between French and English Canadians as a result of conscription, and because of the weakening of Canada’s population. A result of conscription was lots of backlash from many French-Canadians who did not support it.
Throughout history people have been judged and treated wrongly for the sake of protecting what the majority believed to be right; which in most cases was what the government and higher power thought. Canada is no exception to this, with the exploitation of the Natives peoples, and how immigrants were first treated stepping into Canada. However, in the twenty first century, looking back through time many cases vary down to what one 's option may be. Especially in the case of Louis Riel, who some believe to be the true hero of Canada, while others object stating he was a traitor who committed high treason. Regardless what others may believe, Louis Riel should be remembered as a hero.
We have a tradition in Canada of constructing a major infrastructure such as highways and railways under the rule of law where there is a policy on how to access the land and effects of the communities. The First Nation opposed of the pipeline approval at times and faced police rubber bullets and water cannons on the opening day of the special assembly. The Quebec Chief said “the protests in North Dakota send a clear message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues who approved the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline”(Taske). Pipelines are a very uncommon topic for many of our people because of the disasters it bring to us. 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.
Explain the significance of each of these factors. red river resistance disagreements with each other everyone still had old memories of the war and they would say that they won 't wanna live in the same country politicians had different ideas to do with their nation than the other politicians people that live in the area would maybe not agree with what the political would think Louis riel was another person that was standing against the canadian
This led many French people to fear Native Americans and flee to Canada “I would not trust them though, for they are barbarians and heathens” (Marie of the Incarnation, p. 2). The economic and political turmoil between the French and Native Americans led them to become more exclusive. Even after the war ended and a peace treaty was made the French continued to see Native Americans only as a buffer between them and the English. Furthermore, when it came to the traders they quickly learned how to take advantage of the Indians “It is those who furnish the brandy, and they bring them into so favorable a condition that they can do with them everything they will” (Denys, Micmac Fur Trade, p. 3). The exclusiveness between the Spanish, French, Dutch, and English explorations
The stamp showed these words embedded in the paper; the taxes had to be paid on this document. This was extremely disturbing to the colonies because of what they had written in the document about the taxes. George Grenville 's plan insisted that all of the taxes that they collected go directly to the soldiers who were protecting the North American Colonies. He also informed the colonies that those who tried to avoid using the tax paper that they would be tried in a court of law and not by a jury of their peers. The British Crown was ready to enforce these sanctions on the colonies, which is why they informed them of their intention to raise the taxes.
The 1960 Bill of Rights, by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, was the previous attempt at introducing basic freedoms and protecting human rights to Canadians. Though the Bill of Rights had federal authority, it was not part of the Constitution and did not apply to provincial legislation. Trudeau’s plan was to include the Charter of Rights and Freedoms into the Constitution in order to make it virtually unchangeable by future governments. The Charter would give the Supreme Court ultimate authority over interpreting the Constitution and its amendments. This was a concern for the provinces as it was another way they felt a loss of control.