The abundance of fur-bearing animals in North America and demand for furs in Europe started a power struggle between the French and British (First Nations in Canada 2011). Explorers and traders relied on First Nations for their knowledge of the land and how to survive the environmental conditions found in North America (Aboriginal Treaties 2012). With First Nation’s knowledge of the interior trade routes, the French and British travelled deeper into the interior of North America (First Nations in Canada 2011). Again it was the First Nations that made the European exploration possible. Without First Nation knowledge and wisdom of the land, many explorers would have died.
At the time, Macdonald was the joint premier of Canada East. He held this position from 1856 to 1857. He was an advocate leader of the Conservative party. During this time, many political parties came into power but there was too much political deadlock for progress to be made. Many members of parliament were not willing to compromise and come up with a solution to make Canada a better country.
The purpose of this paper is to examine Desmond Morton’s article, “Canada’s Expeditionary Force: The Canadian Continent in South Africa, 1899- 1900.” Mr Morton argues that the nation did not properly take on board the hard lessons learned during the Boer War which left Canada doomed to repeat the same mistakes in future conflicts. He discusses the evolution from a militia force to a structured field force fighting an imperial war and how this was repeated in subsequent wars. All of these challenging aspects, which affected Canada’s effort and contribution, included a “national government deeply and gravely divided”  a lack of military focus, and inadequate leadership and a definite lack of required training. Mr Morton argues that Canada’s South African contingent suffered from a lack of leadership. The only experienced leader in the force was Lieutenant Colonel William Otter and although he was at a ripe age of 57, he was none the less the most experienced leader at that time, who gained experience in the Fenian Raids of the 1860’s and the Northwest Campaign of 1885.
Because of the lack of international identity, Canadian units are divided and placed among other reputable Allied units. However, Canadian army fights bravely and cunningly in the war with success, showing Canadian ability to the world and obtaining great honor around the world. Among many battles Canadian had fought, Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of the Somme, Battle of Vimmy Ridge and Passchendaele are the most significant one. The Second Battle of Ypres is one of the bloodiest battles fought in WWI. Nearly six thousand Canadians were killed or injured.
There past has been a battle between European and Indigenous culture. They are seen as “half-breed” and shameful to both sides. Metis people in modern day Canada are developing as strong and proud people of their culture and heritage. For non-aboriginal people it is hard to understand how to address aboriginals in Canada since there are many variations. In post-colonization periods, “redskins” and the “french-sauvages” have been used as derogatory term when addressing them.
For British people to get to the new land was an important issue, while the Aborigines did not share that same sense of ownership. Buckley worked in this way for many years, but he realised that, sometimes, Aborigines were on contrary with this commitment. He was very disappointed with this and thought that this job was a complicated job and not very easy to achieve
When things have begun are they able to come to stop? Many people in this world wonder if racism will ever stop. According to the “Historical Timeline of Racism in Canada,” racism began in 1698 and has been going on ever since then. Many people believe that racism has existed since people started to notice differences between themselves and others around them. Some people don’t know the meaning of racism because it means something different to each and every individual.
They were not given much basic needs, leading to some prisoner to illness and even death. Even though Canada was not getting enough military enlistment during the First World War, the Canadian governments barred Ukrainian-Canadians from enlisting. For these reasons, Canada discriminated its own Ukrainian-Canadians. The last case of “unjust” society in Canada is the treatment toward the Chinese-Canada. The Chinese have contributed countless of efforts to build one of most important asset of the country, the Canadian Pacific Railways.
In addition, the States had socially influenced Canada greatly, in terms of culture. Canada did gain some political independence, hampered by the fact that Canada depended on the United States for much of its social and economic success. Canada’s prime minister, Mackenzie King, did not follow the regular rules set by Britain. Instead he refused to send Canadian troops with Britain to invade Turkey in 1922. (Cranny p.55) Normally, when Britain went to war, Canada would automatically be at war as well, but King took a big step in not following orders from the mother country.
Canadian Identity Many people have different perspectives on what it means to be Canadian. Non-Canadians create stereotypes, and what it’s like to live in Canada. However, not many people take the initiative to clear these misconceptions on what Canadians are really about. For example, people around the world think that we live in igloos, that we’re all about playing hockey, and we ride polar bears. Canada and the United States are always being compared; not only the way we spell and say words, but also that it would be heaven if we were American.