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.
Secondly, The Balfour Report allowed Canada to receive autonomy and gave Canada equal status with Britain for creating laws. (Cranny p.55/56) This was one of the biggest steps for Canada to become more self-sufficient. It makes more sense that the elected members would be in charge of running the country. After all, the citizens did not vote for British representatives to set the laws. It would have
Explain why recently the UK is a destination of economic migrants One of the most high-profile trends of recent economic migration is the higher numbers of migrant workers from the EU joining states Immigration levels in the UK have risen significantly over the past 10 years, driven by sustained economic growth in the UK and the opening up of the labour market to the new EU addition states since 2004. Economic migrant means a person who has left his own country and seeks by lawful or unlawful means to find employment in another country. When Poland and seven other Eastern European countries joined the EU in 2004, the UK received many economic migrants. There were 500,000 workers from Eastern Europe in 2009. The pull factors included wages five times greater than they could get at home.
They were separated by language, religion and culture. Pierre Chauveau, Quebec’s first premier from 1867-1873 is quoted as saying “English and French …. we climb by a double flight of stairs toward the destinies reserved for us on this continent, without knowing each other, without meeting each other, except on the landing of politics.” (Pg 18 destinies Book). George-Etienne Cartier, a French nationalist, when defending the Dominion of Canada stated to Quebecers, “the new nationality would be a political nationality and not a cultural nationality”(Destinties page6). The Fathers of Confederation understood the differences of the people they were binding and as
The Gold Rush started at Sutter's Mill, near Coloma. California Gold Rush was during 1848–49 in the Sierra Nevada, which attracted tens of thousands people, especially young men from Latin America, Europe, South Africa and Asia. No part of California would be the same after the gold rush. Throughout the gold rush, people moving to California from abroad have added to the size of the native population and have greatly impacted the state’s technology, agriculture, geographic and economic structure. The sudden diversity in California gave people both acceptable and unacceptable effects in terms of opportunity, development, racism and human right.
As consider the acquisition requirement by Maple Group will affect the majority ownership of TMX, Wayne Fox, the director of TMX said merger with LSE also was the better choice than with Maple Group. The rejection inspired Maple Group patriotic feelings, as the local company of Canada, they didn’t want the Toronto stock exchange be the part of London stock exchange company, therefore, Maple didn’t give up to acquire TMX. Until 30 June, 2011, LSE and TMX give up their merge plan as no more than half of the shareholders of TMX agree with the acquisition. When we analyse the reason why Maple persistent in merge with TMX, some economists said like: Moffatt Mike of Richard Ivey said, the merge was based on the patriotism which will add the stress on investors who invest in Canada. Robert Young of Liquidnet Canada said, the merge wave inspired the patriotic feeling of Canadians, like what did by Singapore stock exchange group.
Reference Re Amendment of the Constitution of Canada The Patriation Reference Background and Quick Summary The case analyses the role of the provinces in the amending process. Their position was unclear: there was no consistent practice by the federal government of obtaining the consent of the provinces before requesting an amendment, although unanimous provincial consent has been obtained for all amendments affecting provinces PM Trudeau proposed the amendments which ultimately became the Constitution Act 1982 and asserted that, if provincial consent was not obtained, the federal government would proceed unilaterally and to requires the enactments of the amendments by the UK Parliament. These amendments had substantial effects on the power of the provinces Three provinces directed references to their Court of Appeal, asking whether there was a requirement of law that provincial consent be obtained and whether there was a requirement of convention that provincial consents be obtained. On appeal from a variety of answers, the Supreme Court held that the consent was not required as “matter of law”, but that a substantial degree of provincial consent was required as “a matter of convention” Case: Martland, Ritchie, Dickson, Beetz, Chouinard and Lamer THE NATURE OF CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS: A substantial part of the rules of Canadian Constitution are written while another part consists of the rulers of the common law. Those parts are referred to as the law of the constitution But important parts of the constitution are nowhere to be found in the law od the constitution.
The Canadian Multiculturalism Act (multiculturalism policy within) has contributed significantly to forming the Canadian identity, has given Canada a competitive advantage in the global economy and enforces the concept of human rights. The emergence of multiculturalism in Canada dates back to the 1960s, a period of growing independence and self-expression in the province of Quebec. To address this change in thought and behaviour, the federal government created the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. The following year Ukrainian-Canadians and other ethnic groups (making up 25 percent of the national population at the time) began demanding increased support for non-Anglo/Francophone citizens. It was only until 1971 that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau decided to modify the bicultural assimilation model, previously used by the Royal Commission, to better suit the growing variety of cultures in Canada.
Five hundred years ago Europeans began immigrating to Northern America. The French people settled along the St. Lawrence River, Port Royal(1604) and Quebec City (1608) The fur trade was the main industry. French and British settlers moved to the Maritime provinces. Most of the early immigrants came to Canada from Britain or the United States. Some people of other nationalities came from Europe because of a chance to make money or to get away from dangers in their own countries.
The demand for these precious stones increases its value, and at the same time, it increases the conflicts. Conflicts that go unresolved can slow the progress of even the richest countries. South Africa is not the exception. In the past, South Africa relied on rudimentary methods to extract the diamonds from the Kimberlites. As technology arrived, the country was able to extract those precious stones faster and began to see its economy grow.