The Issue analysis will explain how these concepts that have been covered in class can be applied to Canadian politics. The three concepts that will be applied to the Quebec Student Protests are Interest Groups, Violation of Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Canadian Nation and Identity. These varied and highly relevant
Louis Riel: A Canadian Hero or Villain? During Canada’s development, Canada held many heroes and villains. Either way, the heroes and villains have affected the history of our nation. One of the heroes that impacted Canada was Louis Riel. Being the leader of the Metis, he strived to fight for Metis rights and to defend his rebellions in face of a racist government.
And we have most definitely had a hard time with the Indians. With the Komagata Maru, and the Continuous Passage Act, Canada wasn’t greatly appreciated by India. Canada doesn’t exactly have the best past when dealing with immigrants, but in the last 100 years, we have made a much greater effort in allowing immigrants into our country. The Komagata Maru incident, is one of the worst things, in my opinion, that Canada has ever been a part of. Promising that they could come into Canada if they did something, they do it, and then not let them into Canada.
The Separatist Movement in Canada By: Nick Pait 11-20-11 Mrs. Stroup The separatist movement in Canada has been going on for more than thirty years. The movement was started by French-speaking citizens of Quebec. These people felt like they should be a separate country instead of a province of Canada because of the cultural differences that exist between them and other Canadian citizens. These citizens continue to feel that decisions made in Canada will always favor the English-Canadians because they represent the majority of the nation’s people. Although many remain very determined to establish Quebec as a separate country, I do not think they will
Survival in Canada Life is not always what people expected. The first settlers In Canada found that out, when it defiantly was not what they expected; they needed to fight to survive to live in Canada. David Thompson, the author of David Thompson’s Narrative of his Explorations in Western America and, Samuel Hearne who wrote A Journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay to the Northern Ocean. Both had to fight to survive in Canada. The struggles to survive through the cold harsh winter, this was a huge challenge.
Solidarity Forever The longstanding political alliance between the Canadian labor movement and the New Democratic Party (NDP) has experienced new stresses in recent years. Whereas the NDP was widely considered the political arm of the labor movement during the Keynesian post-war period, under neoliberalism, the relationship between most unions and the NDP has become more tactical and less cohesive. This article surveys contemporary party-union relationships in Canada and examines how changes in legislature affect these relationships and establishes the fact that these relationships are essential. The purpose of this article is to examine the relationship between organized labour and the New Democratic Party. As well as looking at the results
Newman, an acclaimed journalist, author, newspaper and magazine editor. The book’s purpose is to chronicle the slow crumbling of the Liberal Party. Newman analyzes several underlying causes for the decline of the Liberal party, as well as the immediate factors. The book was written for people who are more informed about politics, was written for an audience that is knowledgeable of the terms in which Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin were in power. In addition, this source was written to chronicle how the Liberal Party became the natural governing party of Canada.
Mackenzie King, 1950. Ruling the country is not a simple task. Prime ministers have an important job or steering the country into the right direction in terms of economical and political issues. When it comes to Canadian Prime Ministers, few accomplished so much in so little time as Lester Bowles Pearson. A few Prime ministers of Canada such as Lester B. Pearson have challenged, changed, and influenced the identity of Canada for the better.
Several policy initiatives and legislation have strengthened this. In its initial stages, multiculturalism was interpreted and implemented in a manner which stripped culture of its political aspect and implied consensus within the rhetoric of a "just" society. It focused almost exclusively on cultural pluralism (in terms of cultural retention) rather than on equity issues. The Multiculturalism Act of 1988 calls on the government to foster equality and access for all Canadians. This change in interpretation of multiculturalism from recognizing diversity to promoting full and equitable participation of Canadians of all origins is a crucial one.
What’s Really Growing in Canada? There is a common misinterpretation that the illiterate population in Canada only embodies the people who are incapable of reading and writing. While this represents the problem in its severest form, it does not capture it in its entirety. Literacy as defined by the Canadian Government is "the ability to understand and employ printed information in daily activities at home, at work and in the community - to achieve one's goals, and to develop one's knowledge and potential. "(ABC Life Literacy Canada) When the issue is viewed under this lens, it is evident that illiteracy is not just plaguing the minority but it is rather an increasingly concerning issue for the majority of the Canadian population.