This was the reason why they were sent to capture Vimy Ridge from the Germans and were successful, a place where both France and Britain had been defeated by German defences during the beginning of World War One. Leading the Canadian army into the Vimy Ridge was a Canadian war strategist Commander Arthur Currie. He was the first Canadian to lead the Canadian army into battle. Also, Vimy Ridge brought pride to Canada and a sense of becoming a nation. "A national spirit was born, and now to be British was not enough; we were Canadian and could do a good job of paddling our own canoe. "
The strong feelings of nationalism overwhelmed Canadians, and we took pride in securing our identity as the hockey nation by defeating the Soviets. The ’72 Summit Series was a best-of-eight hockey series between Canada and the Soviets. Pierre Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister at the time, hoped the series would ease Canada’s identity and unity issues which had overshadowed our countries politics. Trudeau and the Soviets’ leader, Leonid Brezhnev, also believed the hockey series would be an excellent opportunity to mend relations between the countries, since the match took place during the Cold War, a time where tensions were high between the two nations due to their different political styles. While the series originated in hopes of relieving the strained relationship between the two countries, in the players’ opinions it began a whole new war.
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.
One of the very important members of this group of politicians included John Alexander Macdonald. During his time, Canada was facing many huge problems. One of these problems was the division of the provinces in Canada. Macdonald believed that there was an answer to these problems. At the time, Macdonald was the joint premier of Canada East.
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
I share the shame viewpoint that DeVoto expresses. In Calvin Martin’s piece we look at the European impact on the Indian culture in terms of Ecology. We looked at the Micmac Indians of eastern Canada and how the Europeans shattered their value structure. The Micmacs believed that everything has a spirit. Beavers were an animal that the Micmacs held very high spiritually.
“No man is above the law and no man below it.” This is an excellent quote by Theodore Roosevelt, and is self-explanatory. Time stands witness to the difference in the practices between what is written in the codes of law and what happens in the real world. Discrimination on the basis of color, caste, creed or religion has been the major issue at all times. The biggest example that stands in the history of Canada is how Aboriginal people were deprived of their human rights and were exploited physically, emotionally and sexually. The exploitation of human rights, within the borders of Canada, is not just limited to the aboriginal community, but also extends to Arabs, Muslims, and many others from countries such as India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Korea.
In the earlier years, lacrosse was known as a very aggressive and rugged sport that was displaying what it meant to be a Canadian settler in an unforgiving northern territory (214-215). Hockey and Lacrosse are both played under the same aggressive conditions, but the player’s simply wear different gear. With the ability of being aggressive in these sports, it provides the ability of males to compete with other males to try and determine who is stronger or more violent (216). Lacrosse is a sport that was played and was fascinated by first nation’s people (212). According to Nicolas Perrot, this sport was known for its aggressive nature, “One can hear the noise they make when they hit one another...Some are seen with broke legs or arms, or are even killed as a result.” (Nicolas Perrot, 1973) (213).
hat can you do to help fight for those whose rights are being abused locally, nationwide or even globally? Mahatma Gandhi says that when the law is unjust, it is only right to disobey. Many people around the world have their rights abused or don’t have any rights at all. If we don’t stand up for them, then we fail as human beings. Canada is a very great country because we practice equality and multiculturalism.
In regards to the Aboriginal situation, they claim that the method in which the government has dealt with their citizens is inapplicable and ineffective to them. They have long sought after a system of self government or a kind of recognized distinct society within Canada. Many ethnic groups feel that separatism is the strongest form of politic expression and thus legitimizes the particular group (Horowitz 166). I believe that accommodation and tolerance is needed when discussing the aboriginal groups of Canada. Firstly, my paper will illustrate the many issues that arise with how communitarian scholars have approached the accommodation of this ethnic minority.