Canada has had many prime ministers that have contributed and held back Canada in shaping Canada’s identity over the past century however nobody has came close to helping as Mackenzie king who protected Canada during world war 2, brought Canada through the great depression with industrialization, and he helped create national unity and independence. Canada would not be the same country it is today without the fine leading of mackenzie king.
Its often said that because of the events of the Second World War that Canada grew as a country. Even noted in the London Daily Telegraph when they said “no country has grown in international stature so swiftly and markedly as Canada has done... hers has often been a lonely voice of reason,”12. This statement defines Canada's actions in its development as a middle power – the voice of reason in many international affairs. This is true especially of these two crises that Canada dealt
Canadian identity wasn’t always stereotypically related to polar bears, maple syrup and beavers. Various movements in the 20th century began the development of Canadian identity. Aspects of Canadian society such as technology, peacekeeping and immigration gave Canada a distinct identity. Technology distinguished Canada as a developed nation amongst others with advanced transportation, communication and electricity. Peacekeeping is also an essential part in Canada's identity as it displays effort and desire for world peace, which is something many individuals embrace. Lastly, diversity in Canada is recognized worldwide and plays a major role in Canadian identity. Through technology, peacekeeping and immigration during the 20th century, Canadian
Canada is a country full of history discovered by the Europeans, and civilized by the Aboriginals (Segal 169). A country known for its fur trade, lumber and minerals, and the greatest national debate over the Trans Canada pipeline
England/Britain and France were involved in many epic struggles for imperial dominance in the colonial North America between c. 1600 and 1763. They had many ways that they had to shape early Canada to who it is today. Without these features the shaping of Canada would be completely different. It has shaped in ways which can be in from the fur trade and how it build up the relationships with the indigenous people and as well as Treaty of Utrecht and Paris.
Looking at Canada and how it is now as a whole, it is not a likely thought that would come to your head everyday and think, where would this country be today if it wasn't for its leaders that started it. Sir John A MacDonald and Sir Wilfred Laurier were two major leaders that contributed their time to build Canada. As they suffered through many conflicts and challenges that they had to over come. As with MacDonald's dispute with the pacific scandal and bringing along colonies under one government, which lead to confederation. Some include Laurier and the Manitoba Act, along with reciprocity with-in Canada and the United States of America.
As Canada became progressively independent, as a country we went through certain events which defined us as who the majority of us are. These events, whether positive or negative have made a lasting impact on our country. Consider when the FLQ became an issue, leading into the October Crisis, the War Measures Act (temporarily) as well as the Canadian Charter Rights of Freedoms being put into place. An example of an overall, mostly positive impact was Terry Fox with the “Marathon of Hope” which he came close to completing before he unfortunately passed away.
Canada is similar to the United States was established as a colonial settler state by European colonial powers. France and England fought over the land for many years and in 1759 the British finally won in the battle of the Plains of Abraham (Quebec City).
Many events shaped Canada to be the way it is now, but which ones really made the difference? Canada used to be discriminatory when it came to immigration, now they are open to every race without question. It is now multicultural with large populations of many backgrounds. Canada is known
New France In the development of what is known today as Canada, during the Elizabethan era, there was a series was highly documented and, surprisingly, not well-known occurrences. The colonization of New France set the foundation for Canada. The early settlers grew as a nation while holding true to some
Canada has been tested time after time, whether through war or with its own people, but it is because of this struggle that Canada has become the country it is today. Through World War 1, Canadians learned that unity is strength. Bringing people together to work towards a shared goal and to set aside differences, has proved to be effective during the war. While there was still ongoing discrimination towards those of different colour and gender, some of it were put aside to aid the Allies. Men of different ethnicities were able to join the Canadian forces, only if they met certain requirement however, and helped the army grow in numbers. Especially in battle did they move as one. The victory of Vimy Ridge united Canadians together and gave them pride for their country as well as the people serving her.
When taking the time to review the early beginnings of Canadian history through the events that would go onto lead to confederation, it is possible to realize the intent that is found in regards to the founding of the country from being a collection of colonies for the British Empire. This all in all establishes and investigation to the economic, social, political, and environmental events/ideas to go on to understand the nature of the formation of Canada, as well as the influences that would go on to the development of the national identity.
Canada was founded on 1st July, 1867. Before that it was just a colony for France and Britain. It became a country after being undercontrolled for years. The independence of Canada relates to the novel, The Wars, written by a Canadian novelist, Timothy Findley. In the novel, innocence was a major theme. As a colony, Canada was a symbol of innocence. It was forced to join many wars and went through trade between other countries. In the novel, innocents were also being affected by the outside world. Timothy Findley tried to teach us that being innocent will only create chaos around us. We should acknowledge the dangers of the world and grow up.
Introduction Universal healthcare should be available to everyone in the United States, and the best system would be a Canadian-style, single-payer form of national health insurance rather than Obama Care or reliance on private health insurance. Health care is a basic human right, and from an ethical viewpoint, the system in the United States is the most unjust and unequal in the Western world and paradoxically the most expensive as well. Although national health insurance was first proposed as early as 1912, and again during the New Deal and Fair Deal in the 1930s and 1940s, it has always been blocked by powerful corporate interests that have far too much influence on politics and public opinion. Even worse, the injustice of the present system is borne most heavily by the poor, working class, and members of minority groups who lack health care coverage at work and cannot afford private insurance. North of the border, Canada has a far better model for health care and one that most U.S. reformers have demanded since the 1940s. Medicare has been a very popular public service in Canada since it was first passed in 1966, and provides universal health care paid for out of general tax revenue. In the U.S., Medicare covers only those over age 65, but it should be modified into a Medicare for all system, especially if the Supreme Court overturns Obama Care this year.
Multiculturalism and the Canadian identity. Introduction What is Canada? What is a Canadian? Canada, to employ Voltaire's analogy, is nothing but “a few acres of snow.”. Of course, the philosopher spoke of New France, when he made that analogy. More recently, a former Prime Minister, Joe Clark, said that the country was nothing but a “community of communities”. Both these images have helped us, in one way or another, try to interpret what could define this country. On the other hand, a Canadian could be a beer, a hockey-playing beaver or even a canoe floating in a summer day's sunset. A Canadian could also be a “sovereigntyphobe”, refusing to see the liquefaction, albeit political, of the second largest country in the world.