Lester B. Pearson was the prime minister at this time and he thought that the idea of Canada choosing a new flag would make Canadians have a stronger feel of nationalism for their country. Lester B. Pearson quoted, “I believe that today a flag designed around the maple leaf will symbolize and be a true reflection of the new Canada” (Quinian et al, 2008:226). The maple leaf is a very important symbol on the Canadian flag for our country, it has been the Olympic uniforms since the 1920s, and it was used to classify Canadian soldier in b... ... middle of paper ... ...l had different ideas and had the debate go on four a long time and had difficulty agreeing on the final decision. We are asked to live our lives for Christ and do everything for the glory of God. The Canadian flag debate resulted in a symbol that shows that Canada has a shared feeling of identity.
The approval of Canada’s seat was important to both the significance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the eligibility to participate on the world stage because it was one of the first steps Canada took towards its independence from Great Britain. After the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Canada became ... ... middle of paper ... ...L., and Dean F. Oliver. The Oxford companion to Canadian military history. Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press ;, 2011.
Strengthening Canadian Democracy The views of Canadians In the report by Paul Howe and David Northrup titled, “Strengthening Canadian Democracy: the Views of Canadians” Policy Matters 1:5, Canadians attitudes towards government including questions about electoral system reform, representation and the rate of veter turnout. (Howe & Northrup, 2000) After reading, this report it is clear that many Canadians find many issues of their government to be unacceptable. One of the most menacing concerns is in the form that government attains office. The voting process, the form in which Canadians are represented by their Members of Parliament, and the first past the post method of election. The debate about electoral reform is not a new issue it has been discussed for quite some time, but with the recent studies, “Concerns about the relationship between a party’s share of the popular vote in an election and the number of seats it receives”(Howe & Northrup, 2000) has been given more attention.
“Constructing Canada: Do we need a public broadcaster to enhance democracy?” written by David Taras, a professor at the University of Calgary and director of Alberta Global Forum. Taras reinstates the turning point of Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and their relationship with the Canadian parliament. He addressed on the developments and struggles Public Service Broadcasters (PSB), specifically CBC, encounter in order to continue to telecast. Lastly, he explains that PSB has a major role in maintaining the balance of power between the government and the mass media. PSB were created by the public for the public because a democracy can only happen if everyone cooperates.
Although Canada and the United States share the same continent, they are divided by their unique ideas and views. After WWI ,Canada broke its ties with Britain and new independent nation was born with a unique culture. This new culture developed through the Canadian citizens. As a Canadian citizen, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie helped achieve autonomy from Britain and solidify national unity at home. Canadian inventor ,Fredrick Banting ,maintained his culture as Canadian and contributed to the world through his invention of insulin.
The article makes different point for each of the main five themes that are played throughout. The first theme is Identification of British, it focuses on Canadian editorials and newspapers that indicated strong loyalty to Great Britain, and helps define Canadian identity as British. However, before Confederation, Canada was politically, diplomatically, military and interactions with the United States depended on Great Britain. The U.S., British, and Canadian relations was trapped by Canadian foreign affairs and focused on Great Britain reaction to the American crisis that separated Canadian concerns. Great Britain recognized that the Confederate states and Army right to trade over open seas, several news editorials noted that the relation between the United States and Great Britain were tense on their past.
Nation-State as defined by Cultural Anthropology: a problem based approach is “a Political community that has clearly defined territorial boarders and centralized authority” (Cummings et all: 2007:205) Canada is a nation state because it has a defined boarder and a democratic system in place. The article “Canada’s immigration system lacks heart, critics say” by Debra Black discusses the critiques Canada’s Immigration and Refugee programs. This article also brings up many topics, like what it means to be Canadian, and how Canadians are seen internationally regarding immigration and refugees. The article “Canada’s immigration system lacks heart, critics say” by Debra Black discusses the current stances on Canadian immigration. She takes into account both sides of the argument, by quoting Immigration Minister Jason Kenney who believes that the Canadian immigration and refugee policy is fair and generous.
Due to the fact that “when Ottawa went against the grain and launched the Millennium Scholarship programs, provincial feathers, especially Quebec’s, were immediately ruffled,” provinces such as Quebec and British Columbia, among others, were motivated to “set up their own research funding agencies with the view to [maximize] the likelihood of obtaining funds from Ottawa,” (Bakvis 216). As for the legitimacy of cooperative federalism in Canada today, it seems as though executive federalism itself is turning largely paternalistic – at least in the sense of PSE. More often than not, in PSE funding, the federal government has taken the initiative while “one set of executives – those from provincial governments – was largely absent,” (Bakvis 218).
Canadian politics has a tendency to be defined by the respective political parties and the different patterns of the party's competition. Carty et. al says, in order to make sense of Canada, you must first make sense of its party politics. At the same time, though, Jane Jenson and her colleague Janine Brodie have stated that the political parties are known to be the main actors when it comes to Canadian politics. Of course, there is some sort of doubt that these political parties of Canada run a central role when it comes to discourse.
Canada, being a colony of Britain since the defeat of the French empire in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, tried to gain more and more freedom from its mother country, Great Britain, and to gain its own constitution and laws and be able to decide its own future. Although Canada wanted independence from Britain, it also did not want to become too dependent on the United States. Also the co-operation between the Canadian people, either English or French or any other group, have defined the Canadian values that we see today. One of the core values of Canada is diversity. Canada has very diverse cultures that have been living together on its soil for many years.