The Canadian Culture Essay

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Culture can be defined as the behaviours and belief characteristics of a particular social, ethnic,

or age group. Every country has its own special way of life. Canada’s in particular can be considered

unique because Canada is a cultural mosaic, which allows elements of many cultures to be integrated

into one. Canada’s culture has many influences because the numerous people who immigrate here are

encouraged to keep their culture. These immigrants also teach the people they meet when they move

here about their own ways of life. Canada has a culture that is made up of many because of all the

immigration, and openness to culture that the country possesses.

At different times throughout history, people have
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When Canada became its own

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country, the identity became separate from the UK. Although there were still British colonies, people

were free to start developing their own identity. The Canadian government policy has predominantly been one of peace-keeping. In the 1960s the United States started to become more violent, and Canada

remained peaceful, people looked to Canada as a place to get away from violence (“Canada in the 19th”,

2009). Canada is known worldwide for being peaceful, and is recognized for its peacekeeping efforts in

war zones. “Canada is of a handful of nations to which the United Nations can regularly turn to

obtain peacekeeping advice and expert peacekeepers.” (“Canada & Peacekeeping”, 1999) The

word peace keeping was invented by the fourteenth Canadian Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson during

the Suez crisis of 1956, for which he was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The geography of Canada affects our culture considerably. Canada is located north of the United

States, occupying most of northern America. It is the second largest country in the world. Canadians

take pride in this fact. Firstly, the climate affects what we wear. In the north most parts of Canada, thick

coats and parkas are a necessity, along with mittens, and thick hats, or toques, in Canadian slang in

warmer, southern parts of Canada we must prepare for
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