Conscription is a method used by many nations to ensure that the troops are replenished as needed (Granastein, Jones). In Canada however, there was some debate on whether or not we should even be involved in this war so Conscription was not a first choice by any means. The problem was that Canada was considered an ally to Great Britain and since Great Britain was in the midst of the conflict (Guay), Canada was expected to jump in. Many in Canada however didn’t believe we should even be allies of Great Britain, especially in a war taking place on another continent. These people who were against involvement were mostly Francophone.
It’s Canadians first trench warfare, the battle of Ypres in 1915. In the first week of April 1915, the Canadian troops were moved from their quiet sector to a bulge in the Allied line. To my right there were two British divisions, and on my left a French division. I was nervously terrified but stayed gallant for my country. When I first went to fight, mom I didn’t know what to expect at all.
A.A. Dorion complained that at the Quebec Conference only four of the thirty-three delegates were French-speaking and the discussions had been carried on entirely in English. French Canadians were opposed because the union would mean that they would be a part of a much larger, mostly English-speaking country and they were worried that they would be outnumbered. George Etienne Cartier was a supporter of Confederation and worked closely with John A. Macdonald from Canada West to bring about the union. He assured French-speaking people that having a provincial government would mean that French Canadians could keep their own language and culture. He warned them that if they did not join Confederation, Canada East would be swallowed up by the United States.
Ishi told hundreds of stories about the start of his tribe and the birth of the Indians. Alfred had trouble understanding Ishi’s native language because he didn’t speak of it or understand a word of it. A man named Edward Sapir was a scholar who would understand Ishi’s language but due to his busy work in Canada he didn’t have the time to come and translate Ishi’s language or even teach him how to speak English. Later, Alfred finally convinced Edward to come and work with Ishi. By this time people finally viewed Indians differently and considered Indians as “fallen people”.
Even though he was caught cheating, he still got enlisted in the Mississauga Horse of Toronto, because World War I. When he had to get trained he got pneumonia and was hospitalized for about two months. Just after recovering from pneumonia, Bishop was assigned to the 14th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. In 1916, when he yet did not join the Royal flying Corps, he was just a normal soldier. Bishop disliked the atmosphere of the ground war, because he found it hard to walk, and fight from the trenches, so Bishop decided to quit and join the Royal Flying Corps.
Arthur came from an era where there was a military obligation (draft). Many of his male family members as well as friends had undergone the draft. His father was a WWII veteran and uncles were Korean War veterans. Arthur did not list in the military, but was drafted like many other young men of his time in 1966 (running off to Canada was not an option according to him). At the time he was residing in Huntington Park, which is a suburb of Los Angeles and attending East Los Angeles College.
To do so, we must look at some common misconceptions of the Canadian health care system. Firstly, there is the belief that Canadians “flock” to the United States to receive medical care. Sure, some people that do well financially come to the United States for their medical care, but for the rest of the population, that is not the case. A study done by Health Affairs conducted a survey of 136 ambulatory care centers close to the U.S.-Canada border in Michigan, New York, and Washington. Of those centers, only 80 percent of them saw on average less than one Canadian per month and 40 percent had seen no Canadians in the preceding year (Aaron E. Carrol, 2012).
http://www.civilization.ca/cwm/games/overtop/CWM_Over_the_top_First_World_War_Maps.pdf Questions about the story: Over the Top 1) What reason does the main character give for having volunteered to join the army? What reasons can you provide to explain the willingness of hundreds of thousands of young Canadian men to enlist during the First World War and fight overseas? Do men and women today join Canada’s armed forces for the same reasons? Would those reasons change in a time of war? 2) When soldiers were not fighting in battles, how did they pass the time?
Altogether about 25,000 Amerasians and 52,000 of their immediate relatives migrated into America (Grabmeier). Even after they had been aloud to come to America, the government did not want to bee seen as helping the enemy. While Eurasian children were not accepted into French society because they did not look the part, abandonment was not an issue. There have been established orphanages in Vietnam specifically for Eurasian children since 1847 (Kraal). When the Vietnamese government claimed control of Indochina, French efforts to remove Eurasian children were increased.
Canada is a home to many proud Canadians, but it wasn’t always like this. Well this country broke through many boundaries and climbed high, to have what we have now. Events from the past have made what is now Canada. We have our fellow Canadians to thank for that. Canadian soldiers, who have fought for our country and sacrificed their lives to make Canada a beautiful and peaceful to call home.