(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. Another accomplishment King succeeded in was demanding to be able to sign an international treaty without a British representative’s permission. (Cranny p.55) Once again, King did not follow the rules. He was supposed to receive a British representative’s signature for treaties, but he continued to push for greater Canadian independence. Secondly, The Balfour Report allowed Canada to receive autonomy and gave Canada equal status with Britain for creating laws.
To what degree is the Indigenous rights movement in Canada unique to this country, and how is it connected to broader international protests and processes? In the aftermath of World War II as the atrocities of the Jewish genocide came to light, many peoples’ attitudes towards racial intolerance were severely altered. The hitherto held notion that civilized European nations were the standard bearers for acceptable principles of behaviour had taken a huge blow. Japanese violence against the Chinese and the brutal destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US did much to provide their citizens and politicians cause for rumination too. The culmination to all of this reflection was the United Nations and its consequent Declaration on Human Rights.
There were circumstances existing within the Dominion which lead leaders to push for confederation. First of all, in 1865, United States cancelled the “Canadian/ American Reciprocity Treaty”, the free trade agreement which allowed goods to move between Eastern Canada and U.S.A. This meant that Eastern Canada would have to look for new places to ship their goods. A union of all of Canada could become this route of trade. Secondly, in the Province of Canada, the government had difficulty reaching agreement, because there was no party that could have majority support.
Commentary on Current Issue Target recently announced it would close all of its 133 Canadian stores after determining it would not become profitable until 2021. The article titled, “Why Target’s Canadian Expansion Failed” found in the Harvard Business Review, outlines factors leading to this to withdrawal from the Canadian market. Target picked Canada for its global expansion because of its geographical closeness to the US, its mostly English-‐speaking
The first form of legislation only allowed “federally or state recognized” tribes or individuals to sell artifacts and label them “‘Indian made’” (King, 40). Problem is that there are tribes and individuals that can trace their lineages but are still not recognized by either governments. Bill C-31 requires you to marry federally recognized Native Americans or risk your family losing that status down your linage and threatens to eliminate all federally recognized Native Americans “in fifty to seventy-five years” in Canada (King, 144). The horror behind the Bill C-31 is that the
Amanda Marra Mrs. Fuss AP Lang 30 January 2012 Assignment #2 “Sell a Country! Why Not Sell the Air?” TONES: scornful, indignant PURPOSE: To persuade the “white people” to stop the removal of Indians from their land in order to eliminate the Indian’s chances of being driven into the “great lake”. TOPIC SENTENCE: In his speech, “Sell a Country! Why Not Sell the Air”, Shawnee leader, Tecumseh shares his indignant opinion toward the “white men” who intend on removing the Indians from their land, and the “village chiefs” whose mischief of selling land to the Americans has strengthened this conflict. MAJOR POINT 1: Tecumseh accuses the “white people” of taking the Indian’s land by various unfair practices that will eventually push the
The bombing of Pearl Harbour was merely a trigger point for the public distaste to truly emphasize itself. With such close relations with the United States, Canadians feared that Japan would also attempt an assault against them. The initial reaction to Pearl Harbour was to take cautious emergency actions. Soon, the Canadian government passed the War Measures Act. It gave permission to intern all undesirable Japanese, tie up every Japanese-owned fishing boat in British Columbia, close all Japanese language schools, forbid the publishing of newspapers in Japanese, and seize all Japanese property.
“This is a white man’s country and we want it left a white man’s country.” –A W Neill (Krishna, 2009). This quote is a fine example of multiculturalism in Canada. It shows how false the policy of multiculturalism is, although we appear to have a superior image. In 1971, multiculturalism became an official policy of Canada (Mock, 1997). It states that every citizen is able to express their own culture in this country; but that doesn’t necessarily make it multicultural.
The Chinese have contributed countless of efforts to build one of most important asset of the country, the Canadian Pacific Railways. The Chinese were mistreated by the Canadian government in many ways such as wages, basic needs, and job protections. Even after when the railway was completed, the Canadian government continues to impose further more segregation onto the Chinese from the general society. Actions like gradually incremented head taxes and elimination of their right to vote are things that the government has done. For these actions, Canada discriminated its own
“It’s had to take a protest fully seriously when it looks like a circus – some participants seem to have taken a chute straight from Burning Man – and when its organized by Canadian magazine and a computer hacking group (Weiss). Maybe the government doesn’t want citizens to know and be informed, and that way there is less of chance of conflict, and if that’s what they might have been trying to do, it didn’t work. now there are protest growing , an article writer in The Gaurdian, Esther Addley says “The Occupy Movement went from local action to a global howl of protest, a month after its launch, more than 900 cities around the world have hosted protests affiliated to the occupy cause” (Addley). So I guess you could say that not only America but the world is coming together for something they believe