Today, Canada is known around the world as a cultural mosaic. As a nation it welcomes people of both sexes with all different beliefs, cultures, and religions. Creating a mature nation would require promoting equality of opportunity to all and giving help to those who were disadvantaged. However, Canada has not always been a welcoming and mature nation. In the past, women were not allowed to vote alongside men or run for political positions, due to the fact that they were not considered “persons”. As well, Aboriginal children were stipped from their homes, families, and identities so that they could assimilate all First Nations people. During the last century, women have gained more political rights, gained more respect from society, and
Kevin Moody Barry Broussard English Comp 1 10 December 2015 The Same, Different, Worlds The United States of America and Canada are two of the largest countries on this earth. They are compared to each other very often, and they have many differences, along with great similarities as well. They are both taken into consideration as unworldly, youthful countries, and historically, they have also originated around the same time. These two countries are very different when it comes to a social, cultural, and political viewpoint.
There are always many differences and similarities between two countries, even they are in close geographical area. Both United States and Canada are on the America continental, therefore the United States and Canada are in close geographical location and in the neighborhoods, most people think that culturally they are same .But this is not true. Despite all similarities between these two countries, there are many differences between them.
April 1st, 1999 a new territory was created when new boundaries were drawn in Canada’s northern territory, the Northwest Territories. The Inuik people that lived in the Northwest Territories were the reason behind the motivation for the separation. After a long hard process, filled with agreements and disagreements, Nunavut was finally declared its own territory and was separated from the Northwest Territories.
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
Jiaying Shi GGR202: Geographies of Canada TA: Anna Melikian Feb.11.2016 Executive Summary A large amount of aboriginal people in Canada currently suffer from a cultural crisis that the indigenous culture fade away in many years, resulting in lack of culture diversity and aboriginal psychological
The Adaptive Nature of Canada?s First People The Canadian people have always prided themselves as champions of democracy and are universally respected for their record on human rights. Although holistically this could be argued, especially when compared to the United States and other Western states, the record concerning Aboriginals, both past and present, has yet to live up to their self-set standard. Defined simply as anyone who traces his/her ancestry back to pre-European colonization, there exist mass diversity within its community. Although various political actors dispute the actual number of Aboriginals, Statistics Canada reported in 2006 that 1,678,200 people indicated they were ethnically Aboriginal or roughly 5.4 percent of the population (Statistics Canada: Population Counts).
As Canada’s baby boom generation begins to turn 65, attention is now focusing on the demographic trend that anthropologists have been discussing for years. Canada like many countries is aging. Life expectancy has been rising for decades. In 2006, people could expect to live to 81 compared to just 25
Born in 1943, to a Greek mother and a Cherokee father, Thomas King moved to Canada in the late 1970’s to take a teaching job at the University of Lethbridge. There, he met his wife, Helen. Together they delved into Canadian society and its multicultural essence. However, being of First Nation descendant, King noticed that in Canada, the Aboriginal population was not as integrated into Canadian society as it was preserved. Canadian society had a reputation of being multicultural, accepting and seeking to add other cultural values, practices and morals too it 's own. However, King held the perspective that Canada misrepresented and undermined its Aboriginal inhabitants. Therefore in 2012, King wrote a history book, that attempted to bring to light the Canadian-Aboriginal relations and a First Nation perspective of their representation, history and political desires to the forefront of readers attention. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, was the end result that encompassed King’s beliefs, findings and objectives. Therefore, it is the purpose of this essay to discuss and analyze The Inconvenient Indian by identifying its key aims, highlighting and analyzing its major themes and core arguments, and identify any of the book’s shortcomings.
Those who do not favour this position would argue that the quality of life in Canada is increasing, while others would argue that it is decreasing. Everyone always hope that the bad things hopefully get better and the better gets even better. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There is hard evidence of the major decrease in our quality of life. Canada’s environment is being used people’s want of energy, electricity etc, which causes pollution which then affects health. All these privileges distract them from educating themselves. So when push comes to shove, people breakdown which causes mental breakdowns. Considering all the horrible things that are happening to Canada, there are still some good things. Alas the majority is still
The name Québec was inspired by an Algonquian word that translates to “where the river narrows.”
The climate and geography of Yukon Territory, Canada is very cold and brittle. The weather of Yukon Territory, Canada is so cold that it is very hard to survive if you don’t know what you are doing and don’t have the supplies that are necessary. Yukon Territory has a continental
Age: The Population of Canada is Aging. in Canada the median age was 39.9 years which means that half of the population was older than that and half was younger. The Median age in 1971 was 26.2 years. the fastest growing age group is made up of seniors. This is a trend that is expected to continue for the next several decades, mainly because of a below replacement fertility rate (ex. average number of children per woman), an increase in life expectancy, and the baby boom generation aging. in an estimated 5.0 million Canadians were 65 years of age or older in 2011 that is a number expected to double in the next 25 years to reach 10.4 million seniors by 2036. by 2051, about one in four Canadians is expected to be 65 or over. This information
The article Canada’s senior population to jump, workforce decline by 2063 by CBC News begins by discussing what the future demographics of Canada’s population will look like. According to the article, Statistics Canada (As cited by CBC News, 2014) believes that Canada will face “a big demographic shift over the next 50 years, with a growing number of seniors and a movement of people to Western Canada” (CBC News, 2014, para. 1). What this quote is basically saying is that not only will there be a higher elderly population in Canada, a large majority of the population will be moving to provinces such as Alberta. CBC News (2014) goes on to discuss the implications of this shift. One of the big issues is that due to this gap between the younger
Millions of people move to Canadian cities every year. Many people assume that Canada has freezing cold winters. In reality, the temperature is usually above zero in most of Canada. The weather does get cold, but most Canadian residents are able to bear the winters with a coat and gloves. The summers can be humid, but the weather is not boiling hot in the summer. Canada has an affordable universal health care system. Canada also has a very low crime rate. Canadian cities are clean, and most of the roads are in great condition. If you are going to Ontario, you should consider purchasing a home in Toronto.