We take great pride in providing all our citizens with the means to carry on with daily life and are guaranteed with our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Being a first generation Canadian, the topic of Canada’s own culture is very interesting to me. My family and I are part our Canada’s multicultural community. We are able to keep our cultural values alive in Canada and have a right to do so, which is what makes us Canadians. It is not good when Canada as a nation is considered a product of Americanization, and when people consider Canada to not have its own culture.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau was one of the greatest prime ministers in Canada’s history. During his time in power he accomplished the balance of equality between the English and French Canadians, he passed many acts and bills, and he kept Quebec united with Canada by giving an awe inspiring speech. All of his goals made an impact on Canada to grow as one nation. Pierre Elliott Trudeau was truly an inspiring prime minister through the political and social impression he made on Canada and the world. Pierre Elliot Trudeau kept Canada united by avoiding the separation of Quebec.
In this time period the older girls in the family would stay at home and look after the younger children. When these children got older the only job that they would even think that they could get was being a domestic servant many people argued that the 3R’s were not needed for these jobs and being taught “to make and mend shirts, to make and mend dresses, and darn stocking and socks” was a lot more worthwhile. We can see that in this time period the tradition values still stuck, things hadn’t really changed for these girls. They were sometimes taught very basic reading, writing and arithmetic but the “academic
In the early years a person could receive the death penalty by committing such crimes as treason, theft, burglary, rape pedophilia, homosexuality, and bestiality. This list was lengthened over the years to decrease the crime rate in our country. After confederation Canada refined these laws and made only three crimes punishable to death, murder, rape, and treason. Since this time, the only case that ended in the death penalty for something other than murder was the execution of metis leader Louis riel for high treason. Then in 1868 the regulations were changed so that instead of the offenders being put to death in a public setting, they made it so that the executions had to be done inside prison walls.
News Report January, 16th, 2009 Mr.Bussell CHC 2D0 – Period 5   Lester Bowels Pearson, the 14th prime minister of Canada is thought to be the greatest of all time. He received the noble peace prize and helped to save the world. Pearson accomplished so much for the country in his time as prime minister. While Pearson was prime minister he introduced the Canada Pension Plan, a national system of universal Medicare, the Commission on bilingualism and biculturalism, and the Maple Leaf Flag. Pearson also known as Mike, after becoming a member of the liberal party he was the minister of external affairs.
Women could also free slaves, make adoptions, and go to court without the presence of a man. The women were permitted to go out in public, though it was frowned upon. Instead they worked in the fields at home, and in the workshops owned by the family. Though they had this great freedom, compared to other civilizations, their occupations were very limited. Most women simply stayed at home and took care of the house and the family.
For example, there was a “man [who was] sentenced to prison for 25 years to life under the law for stealing a bottle of vitamins” (Murphy). In March 1999, when the Three Strikes law was challenged by this case, the Supreme Court “refused to hear” (Murphy) a word that was said by the people. By putting them in prison for an excessive amount of years, housing for serious offenders is being made unavailable which will lead to an increase “to an already overcrowded and expensive prison system” (Messerli). Some of the people may have committed the innocuous crime to help their spouse and children. When used, the Three Strikes law treats all crimes the exact same way, which makes the law unjust.
Abstract Restorative justice programs are more beneficial than traditional means of justice. This paper illustrates the many benefits of restorative justice and how it helps restore all parties involved. Too often, the victim either is felt to be the one on trial or is left out of the equation all together. Restorative justice allows the victim to have a voice and be a part of the process. The restorative justice model has been shown to be effective in Canada and has reduced recidivism rates quite remarkably.
February of 1999 and man named Amadou Diallo was unarmed when he was fired at 41 times by police officers, and even saying that the mayor of New York City, at the time, still were acquitted, stating that “ Probably until the day I die, I will always give the police officers the benefit of the doubt” (Progressive, 2000, p. 19) There continue to be frequent reports of unjustified police shootings, with officers firing at unarmed suspects, fleeing from non-violent crimes, at the end of pursuits, during traffic stops or in other circumstances. In Kansas City 1998 a 13 year old black child, Timothy L. Wilson was driving a friends pick-up truck, and was shot dead at the end of a brief chase. All the officers cleared of any wrong-doing. California in 1999 during a narcotics raid SWAT fired at an elderly man, and no drugs were found during the raid. In Chicago in 1998 police officers shot and killed 71 people and in the same year 7 people were killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Amnesty International, 1999, p. 23).
Some states, such as Texas and Pennsylvania, are now requiring tougher sentencing. Texas has a mandatory 25-year sentence for a first conviction of raping a child under six, or using a weapon, causing bodily harm, or kidnapping a child aged seven to fourteen; the same sentence applies for repeat offenders. (Ramshaw, 2009) In 2006, Pennsylvania’s Governor Rendell signed bills to protect children, aid victims of sexual assault and toughen penalties for sex offenders. For example, the minimum sentence for raping a child is now 10 years, whereas, it used to be six; repeat offenders could face life in prison. (Newswire, 2006 ¶ 4) California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger stated, “What kind of a society do we create here when you can not even let the children go out on the playground, and you always have to worry about them getting abducted and sexually molested…?” (Peckenpaugh, 2006 p. 2) With that said, on August 16, 2005 he signed the Sexual Predator Punishment and control Act, a bill that would have harsher punishments for certain sex crimes and create lifetime monitoring for convicted sex offenders released back into the community and to prevent registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools and parks.