“Kanehsatake : 270 Years of Resistance” deals with the Oka crisis, a confrontation between Mohawk Indians living on area near Oka and the Canadian military. The interest of a local land development leads to government approval to expand a private 9-hole golf course and to build a luxury housing, both to be located on a burial ground and sacred pine grove belonging to the Mohawk nation. These serve as a momentum of a 270 year battle to officially regain their territory. A crowd of Mohawk Indians bloked incoming contruction equipment, and then the invaders called SQ(Quebec’s provincial police) in.
North-West Uprising The North-West Uprising was a battle between the Canadian government and the people living in the North-West. The uprising was caused by a series of events. The government was slow in handing out land grants and treaties to the Métis, land was devoted to the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), and the rights were not known to the Métis. Métis/Natives tried to solve matters out peacefully with John A. Macdonald.
Although, on October 13th, Prime Minister Trudeau was interviewed by CBC. This interview was talked about all over through the public, they admired Trudeau's courage, bravery, and love for his pride and country. Then on October 16th Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act. The Act allowed police searches and arrests without warrants without charges and without
The War Measures Act was originally introduced in the First World War. It meant that Canadian government has the ability to maintain security and order during the war or insurrection. Although many responses were controversial by supporters of the FLQ, it
As Mahatma Gandhi once said “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Pierre Trudeau is undeniably one of Canada’s most influential people because of his many accomplishments and the impact he had on Canadians. During his time as prime minister, he achieved many tasks that have and will positively affect Canada for many years to come. Pierre Trudeau encouraged multiculturalism to contribute to Canada’s growth as a country. He was able to bring Canada together as a nation through his efforts on bilingualism.
Today, Canada is seen as a multicultural and peaceful nation that has evolved over the course of history. This great nation would never have been possible without the impact that former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson left on this country. His achievements and insights profoundly affected and shaped Canada’s nation. First, peacekeeping is an important part of Canada’s heritage and a reflection of its fundamental beliefs that Pearson implemented after dealing with world changing situations and winning a Nobel Prize. Also, his contributions as a liberal leader as well as the flaws and controversy with Diefenbaker did in fact define this country.
There were many events that led to the October crisis of 1970 in Quebec. There are differing opinions about the actions of Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ) with some in favor and some against them, but in my opinion any step that may put lives of civilians in danger and lead to hostage situation and anarchy should be stopped to protect innocent citizens of the country. in light of this the war measure act requested by the them premier of Quebec and supported by the then prime minister Trudeau was a necessary step in curbing terrorism and threat to human lives. October crisis of 1970 were triggered by the kidnapping of British trade commissioner, James cross from outside his office and that of minister of labor Pierre Laporte while playing
The main purpose of the act was to have the president and congress approach war efforts with “collective judgement,” yet the act itself seems to allow the president to bypass congress just as how presidents Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon did in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The act was supposed to correct the errors of such wars, but it really does not address the issue of powers between the executive and legislative branches effectively. In essence the president can declare war in the emergency when the United States is under attack, such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and the Pentagon however, he is restricted from actually enacting war, meaning he can only say that there will be war, but he cannot start organizing and sending troops to hostile countries without the formal consent of congress. Therefore, the war powers act attempts to decrease the president’s power to enact war, but it violates the constitution and bypasses congressional authorization for war by permitting the president to send troops to hostile countries for 90
American forces suffered a devastating defeat during the War of 1812 attempting to annex Canada by ignoring various strategic principles. Many Americans believed the assault would be a cakewalk due to Britain being so distracted by the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. President Thomas Jefferson stated “The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching.” The overconfidence of Jefferson and his generals violated the principles of mass, security, and economy of force. What went wrong?
Citizens are very protected and served in America, and usually the efforts made in order to reassure our safety and our services provided, are not accounted for or appreciated. Do you know the principles of the United States that protect us? Citizens are protected and served by these few US government principles but many more as well. The ones I will be talking about are limited government, popular sovereignty, and separation of power. They are ways to make sure we can govern ourselves and do it fairly with fewer unhappy citizens and more grateful citizens.
According to classical republicanism, the major purpose of government is to promote the common good, to create civically virtuous citizens, and to create a well-balanced government. The idea of Promoting the common good can be found in The Affordable Care Act, an attempt by the Obama Administration to provide every United States citizen with quality access to healthcare. Providing each U.S. citizen with healthcare is in the benefit of the entire country subsequently promoting the common good. The Patriot Act another piece of legislation in response to the September 11th attacks, the main purpose is to deter, and punish terrorist acts in America or around the World. Responding to these horrific events demonstrates that the Government is actively
Warfare is a very controversial topic and when speaking on any war, one cannot possibly state that one isolated event solely attributed to its start. From the time students are introduced to the War of 1812 in high school, it has mainly been taught that the War of 1812 was caused by the taking hostage of American sailors by the British Navy. While American sailors being taken hostage may have been a major breaking point that ultimately set the tone for the declaration of the War of 1812, there were many other incidents that added fuel to an already burning fire. In this paper the writer will set out to discuss the events that seemingly had a part in the start of the War of 1812 and how the United States was affected after the war ended.
Was the enactment of the War Measures Act during the October Crisis Justified? When one thinks of a terrorist attack, Canada is not usually the first one to come to mind. Canada is usually regarded as a very peaceful country. But Canada was not always peaceful internally; in fact it had raging internal battles with the French wanting independence.
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.