Great Famine In Canad Case Study

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1) In this advertisement vast amounts of land is offered to potential immigrants from England on a first come first serve basis. The Laurier government gave immigrating people 160 Acers free if they agreed to develop the land given to them by the government. It also offers a new lifestyle to immigrants that the Canadian government claims many other people are doing. 2) The government claimed that the potential immigrants would await to a “Happy and Healthy” life in the west. The lad in the west was surveyed into sections that were 640 acres each, and each immigrant would be entitled to a quarter of that for 160 acres. For many, this was true. The Dominion Lands Act of 1872 was just a few years after the Great Famine in Ireland that saw…show more content…
The free land by the government did not have certain restrictions on where you would be given land and often problems like being far away from others, far away from transportation, or bad land. Seeing the opportunity people started to take advantage of the free land by selling it back to the incoming immigrants. By statistics taken from here the land would be re-sold for $7.50 an acre meaning $1200 for the 160 acres they came to Canada expecting.
3) Some of the more general selling features of this specific poster was that everyone else was doing it. It states that population has increased from 419 512 people to 808 863 people in five years leading to the bandwagon effect. It talks about how people from many countries have already joined the movement to create homesteads in the west and that the first farmers to reach the west would have the first choice at
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The biggest was the forced assimilation being taken upon them by the Canadian government and religious institutions. In the Indian Act an amendment was created to force English education upon children of aboriginal heritage. The result was the creation of “Residential Schools” where children would be taken away by their families to be educated. The teachers of many of these schools were Christian nuns who would not treat the kids properly. According to a Wikipedia article on the subject “In 1909, Bryce reported that, between 1894 and 1908, mortality rates at some residential schools in western Canada ranged from 30% to 60% over five years (that is, five years after entry, 30% to 60% of students had died, or 6–12% per
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