I employ the terms "old order" and "new order" to evoke old world thinking and new world thinking in this matter. I want to identify the dynamics at work here, rather than develop a detailed history of cultural policies. 2. the old order We begin with the British connection, which for many generations was strong indeed (I follow Bliss 2003a). Great Britain gave birth to British North America and later (1867) the Dominion of Canada. We gained our independence from Britain in 1931, when Parliament in Great Britain passed the Statute of Westminster, clarifying the powers of the dominion governments; at Canada's request, the British Parliament retained the power to amend the BNA Act, i.e., the Canadian constitution.
Diefenbaker, the le... ... middle of paper ... ...e Laurendeau and Davidson Dunton went across Canada to see how to Canada could preserve the French and English relations. With the creation of Royal Commission, it changed how the francophones were treated in Canada. Pearson made them feel equally important in any circumstances. In conclusion, Lester B. Pearson will be someone who Canadians will never forget. He did so much in both a domestic way such as the new flag for Canada and the Royal Commissions on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and in an international way like deflating the situation in Egypt.
The affair took place in Chanak, Turkey. The dispute involved Turks and the British. During the course of the affair, British troops were outnumbered; they were in need of more troops, so they requested Canada’s help. Unlike previously where Canada was automatically at war when Britain declared war, Prime minister King who was in power at that time, insisted that he would have to consult the parlia... ... middle of paper ... ... British government if they wanted to make a minor change in the constitution. This was one of the final footsteps that led to the independence from Britain.
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Throughout the 20th century Canada slowly started cutting its chains from Britain. The strive for sovereignty began with signing the Treaty of Versailles and ended with the patriation of the BNA. The British North America Act was the name of our original constitution, signed during 1867, by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald. The initial problem with the BNA, was that it was composed of a set of British laws which could only be changed through the acts of the British parliament. By bringing the constitution home, Canada would have full control over its constitutional laws.
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