Canada’s Identity is always changing. Canada is 148 years old, and those 148 years Canada has had many different identities. If you ask someone what is Canada’s identity was, when Canada first form is going to be different from someone in 2000. To me, when I think of Canada I think of the Diversity in Canada, Canadian flag, and how we always say sorry.
Canada has grown and matured a lot throughout the past years and has developed a great independent country and nation since she separated from Britain in 1867. For Canada today, she has changed drastically due to what she endured and experienced in the past years. First of all, Canada proved themselves to be autonomous due to their contributions to World War 1 and World War 2 as an independent country. Secondly, Canada has proved themselves to be accepting due to their actions towards the minority groups and creating a just society. Lastly, Canada has proven itself to be dependable due to her role during the cold war as a middle power. Therefore, Canada’s past has shaped her identity as a middle power because she has matured and grown as a
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.
Canada’s identity comes in many shapes and forms. Multiculturalism has been adopted and is at the forefront of Canadian identity. Following the Second World War, Canada’s multiculturalism policies became more acceptable and even successful in, not only accepting, but inviting multiple ethnic cultures in. In contrast to other countries, multiculturalism adaptation works for the Canadian culture. Canadian policies on multiculturalism have shifted over the past few decades; policies are now implemented for integration, not discrimination.
Third, not only is the Americanization of Canada taking place through the social and national identities, but also through cultural identities. Canada is viewed as a mosaic and not a melting pot such as in the States
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
It can be argued that since Canada is a diverse country it doesn’t have one identity. Although, this might be true that it’s diverse Canada accepts that as it’s identity. Canada is a cultural pluralist country which means it encourages collectives to promote their own unique cultural identity. The source might disagree with this saying that even if Canada accepts the multiculturalism it doesn’t really contribute to the promotion of it, or that Canada doesn’t have one set of beliefs and values to look up to. Firstly, Canada has a policy called reasonable accommodation which requires Canadian
Every community in Canada, whether it is large or small, is a gold mine of diversity, tradition, culture and much history. It’s the familiarity, knowledge of their heritage, and sense of belonging at school, work, home, or their place of worship, that strengthens their identity or who they are as Canadians. If someone identified as Canadian, it means they are a part of Canada’s society. To be Canadian means freedom. Canadians have the freedom to think for themselves, speak what they believe, and live their life with no limits. Because of this freedom, they have certain character traits and qualities. Simply, Canadians contain a certain Canadian attitude, the recognition of Canadian multiculturalism and prominently, Canadian pride.
A lot of things and people pitch in to the Canadian identity. I think Canadian immigrants have contributed to the Canadian identity because they made Canada have different people besides Canadians. This also shows that Canada welcomes any culture and anyone from any country to Canada because they are
Canada as nation failed to assimilate the immigrants, minorities and Aboriginal individuals into society. Legislations like the Indian Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Immigration Act, and Multicultural Act were introduced to help reduce the more recognizable forms of racial discrimination. Canada may believe that they are a nation that is justice and diverse however it failed to fix the core issues that made Canada to what it is today. The laws and regulations are a temporary fix to the problem, and Canada national building was originated in a corrupt and immoral way. Each historical events in Canada are linked together that made up Canada`s identity. Though they seem to be unconnected it indicates the hidden agenda Canada
From the years of 1945-2000, Canada changed and developed as a country. These changes had both negative and positive effects, and were quite controversial. With a global crisis at hand, Canada found itself involved in international conflicts like they’ve never experienced before. Meanwhile, Canada was also dogged with internal issues, which were both political and economic, as it changed society. Canada was faced with problems of immigration, multiculturalism, Quebec separatism, as well as regionalism. This made Canada’s society change drastically. With Canada’s changes came the development of Canada’s national identity. Canadians began to view their country differently, and Canada’s identity took ahold of a new meaning.
Topic: Explanation about shaping of Canadian identity as result of involvement in international affairs between 1914- 2000 Introduction: Essentially, this paper needs to argue that until, circa, year 1931, Canada, although a autonomous coutry in its own right, did not pursue a foreign policy of its own, having been a protégé nation of Great Britain and fought under British Expeditionary Force.
Overall the most integral part of Canadian identity is that we are guardians of human rights and promoters of world peace. William Lyon Mackenzie King has contributed to this identity through his efforts in World War 2. He was able to recognize there was a violation of human rights oversea,and took the necessary action to end these violations as shown through his leadership on D-day. A Prime Minister who also exemplified this was Lester B. Pearson. We owe Lester B. Pearson a great debt for cementing the pride filled place peacekeeping holds in any proud Canadian’s hearts through his actions. Our peaceful nation has become associated internationally with safety for those in place where place is sparse. Another major contribution to this identity
Imagine how different life would be if Canada did have its own dependence or its own identity. Between the time periods 1914 to 1945, 1950 to 1970, and 1980s to 1990s; many changes took place. The changes that took place from 1914 to 1990s truly changed the Canadian identity and what it meant to be Canadian.
Canadian Culture Canada is one of two countries located in North America and is the second largest country in the world. It is situated just north of the United States and constitutes the northern part of the country, excluding Alaska. Over the years Canada's culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, mainly that of the French and British. Canadian culture has also been influenced by the countries' first people, the Aboriginals, as well as the newer immigrated population (Wikipedia, 2007). Canada consists of ten provinces and three northern territories, almost all of which are "rich in land and natural resources" (Bailey, par. 2). Canada is often referred to as a mosaic community because there is such a wide variety