Throughout Canada’s history, many changes were occurring and still is until this day by very important prime ministers in the past 20th century as well as made what Canada for what it is. Each and every Great Prime Minister from the Liberal Party had a crucial role in their ways of thinking, actions, and achieving their objectives towards Canada.
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Without a doubt, the 1920s were a period of great change and a source of pride for millions of Canadians all over Canada. The aftermath of World War I had lead Canada to develop a national identity rather than a colony of Britain, expand its economy to a greater extent, and revolutionize its technology.1 Of the countless Canadian innovations in the “roaring twenties”, the three most significant changes are the medical advances, the telephone, and the Model T car.
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Thesis: John A. Macdonald became one of Canada’s greatest Prime Ministers because he had an experienced background in both business and politics, he had a powerful role in the Confederation of Canada and he displayed proper etiquette when conducting himself in public.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier became Canada's first ever legendary francophone prime minister. As a prime minister, he recognized the issues of Louis Riel (politician and leader of the Metis), the Manitoba schools and the French and English people. PM Laurier was very determined and dedicated to making Canada a better country. As the time he spent as a PM, fifteen years, he has made great decisions and unlikely ones, signed bills like the Naval Service Act and the reciprocity, that may of ended his career. But while he was in the office, he grew Canada as a nation, the immigration increased, especially in the far West, leading to two new provinces we know now, Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1905. Also railways and continental lines were built. But then in his greatness came to an end, in 1911, were the Liberals lost the election. Although they lost, Laurier remained strong and continued to still lead the Liberal party. He also supported the to voluntary enlisted men in
Even though he is remembered as Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau’s legacy did not start there. While his sixteen years as Prime Minister is said to be his greatest achievement, his reputation as a hard worker started after he graduated from the University of Montreal, when he landed a position as a desk officer for the Privy Council; he practiced law, specializing in labour and civil liberty cases –issues he later brought into focus of Canadians– from 1951 to 1961. During these years, Trudeau spent his time opposing the ‘Union Nationale’ government of Maurice Duplessis; he demanded both social and political change. “Trudeau sought to rouse opposition ...
Pierre Elliott Trudeau served as Canada’s 15th Prime Minister for 16 years. Trudeau graduated with a law degree from the University of Montreal, and practiced law from 1951 to 1961. He became Minister of Justice in 1961, and only seven years later, in 1968, his campaign for Prime Minister proved successful and he was sworn in 20 days after his initial win. Trudeau was a pioneer in French-Canadian rights and unprecedented liberalism the ideas of the 1960’s supported vastly. Trudeau passed many laws and took many actions many disagreed with and despised him for, but for those that agreed with these decisions, he was seen as an outspoken, inspiring and charismatic leader. Regardless of an individual's views on Trudeau, he is an extremely significant
Canada is a great democratic nation, but like all other countries it also has its own political flaws. Some aspects of the Canadian political scene are questionable for their slight violation against democratic norms. Many debates have taken place for the reforms needed in the Canadian political system, in order to make it more democratic.
Did you know that when the 15th prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau was elected as Canada's new prime minister he stated that his goal was to make Canada a “just society”? Canada is now known as a free and democratic nation which grants all citizens equal rights, laws, and freedoms.
Pierre Elliot Trudeau is perhaps one of the mostly widely recognized Canadian Prime Ministers. His contributions to the growth and progress of Canada stands forever engraved in the minds of all Canadians. Yet, in spite of his many contributions, Canadians share contrasting opinions of Trudeau. Frum (2011) says of Trudeau that “as a political wrecker, he was truly world class.” On the other hand, the results of a poll commissioned by the Harper government in 2013-2014 ranked Trudeau number one on the list of most inspirational Canadians . In this essay, I will provide an analysis comprised of three perspectives to support the argument that Pierre Trudeau’s impact on Canada was overwhelmingly positive because his legacy transcended politics.
Keough and Morgan’s article both examine the importance of female historical figures during pre-confederation Canada, however, their methods differ in the historical sources they use as well as the overall theme of independence portrayed. This essay will give a brief description of both articles and attempt to compare and contrast the essay while critiquing the different methodologies they used, the socioeconomic situations these women were in, and the outcomes of their movements.
In 2007, Trudeau began campaigning to earn a Parliament seat as a representative of Montreal’s Papineau district (Bio Editors, 2017). He won the seat and was elected to the Canadian Parliament in 2008 (Bio Editors, 2017). Being elected into the Canadian Parliament was a major milestone in Trudeau’s early professional life because it provided him with valuable hands-on experience. His vision was well received by his constituents and fellow parliament members who respected his views and admired his passion. As the Liberal Party Leader, Trudeau became more visible throughout Canadian politics and continued to gain more influence and power which would ultimately lead to his desire to run for Canadian Prime Minister in 2015 (CNN Library,
The 20th century had its fair share of ups and downs for Canada, specifically in the areas of economic growth, and the status of women. All of these areas that developed so notably in the 1900’s have shaped Canada and all Canadians to be as progressed as we are today. Overall, the major advancements Canada made throughout the 1900’s prove Sir Wilfrid Laurier's statement that the 20th century did in fact belong to Canada.
In 2017 the great country of Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Through its 150 years, Canada has stamped its mark on history with innovation, progressivism, and remarkable talent. Considering this, It can be said that Canada has had a very rich history, however this rich history cannot be attributed to the Country as a whole but rather the remarkable individuals that helped shape Canadian history. There have been many of these extraordinary Canadian individuals however, three in particular standout. These individuals include Sir Alexander Graham Bell, Wayne Gretzky, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Jean Chretien said that “Canadian federalism is more than a form of government. It's also a system of values that allows different people in diverse communities to live and work together in harmony for the good of all”. Between 1985 and 2002 Canada’s acceptance of refugees and protection of those abroad would continue its reputation of inclusivity and extend it to different cultures and regions. New economic openness would lead to profit and division as development would again echo the National Policy, thriving in Ontario while declining in the Maritimes. Rapid political change would rock Canada’s political traditions, as Prime Ministers terms were measured in days and Canada’s unity in minutes. Economic globalization, cultural prosperity and rapid political change would define Canada’s move toward the new millennium.