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Canada was once a liberal internationalist country, and Harper changed this dramatically during his time in Ottawa. The major question that will be asked about this is whether Harper’s foreign affairs have changed the way in which the world associates itself with Canada. The next section would be whether or not Canada as a whole currently things of itself as a peacekeeping nation. In today’s society many adults are continuing to tell their children that Canada is a peacekeeping country, and while that may have been true in the time that they grew up themselves, it may no longer be accurate. This section will analyze public opinion of Canada as a peacekeeper and address the main question that this paper will attempt to solve: is Canada still a peacekeeping nation?
Multiculturalism is a significant fabric of Canadian society that defines its unique identity among the rest of the world. Enactment of the Canadian multicultural policy (1971) affirmed government position and recognition of multiculturalism as a vital element of Canada. It is imperative to understand that multiculturalism is a static concept that keeps changing overtime and has a multidimensional entity. Canadians have always and will continue to revise the concept of multiculturalism to suit the ever expanding needs of Canadian society. In this paper, I will evaluate the reasons behind Canada’s adoption of multicultural policy and assess whether the policy should be maintained or not.
The current intentions of multicultural policy is to appeal and retain immigrant populations in Canada (Adsett 2011, 47-48). In the essay “More than a Market Strategy: Multiculturalism and A Meaningful Life” by Andrew M. Robinson he argues this point. He states that that federal multicultural policy has shifted away from the foundations of a meaningful life, a key component of a healthy multiculturalism, towards a market strategy (Robinson 2011, 38). Robinson argues that Canadas motives for multiculturalism is less about fostering diversity and more of scheme to make Canada appear as a better option for immigrants to work and live; multiculturalism is used like an advertising campaign (Robinson 2011,29). For example, The Canadian Multiculturalism Act section (5) subsection (d) appears to work in the best interests of marginalized groups and ethnic minorities by focusing on strategies to integrate ethnic businesses into the economy but there is an underlying goal to assimilate these groups into the mainstream, as well as benefit from their businesses that fill a niche.
This sh... ... middle of paper ... ...f them, Canadians want to push forward and see change and new things and not to hold onto the colonial past. The abolishment of the Monarchy in Canada would let the younger population of people become more global and distinct in their role as Canadians to the world The debate of whether or not to abolish the British Monarchy in Canada has been floating around Canada for years. Many are saying it should be abolished and the reasons why have been stated in this essay. Canada has become a country striving for change and embracing new things. The British Monarchy in Canada is old with simple traditions, it lacks legitimacy to most Canadians because younger people don’t support it and for that it should be abolished.
Governmental policies in Canada today continue to change and evolve along with the needs of people and the consequences of globalization. More recently were the creation of polices that resulted from ... ... middle of paper ... ...s to the analysis of politics, in that governments are self-interested who seek to maximize power and as a result they will not satisfy “public interests” (McBride, 2011, p. 30). It logically follows then that these theorists proclaim that the driving force behind policy agendas are special interests and not the people (or globalization). The paradigm shift from domestic to foreign policies succeeded from the paradigm shift in ideologies. This led to international changes where states no longer managed national economic systems (McBride, 2005, p. 8).
Compare the articles selected for this week 's module with the Razack and Badwall 's (2006) article from Module 1 about Canadian social work. The three articles conceive the concept of social work in a global context. First Razack & Badwall (2006) analyse social work education from two significant facts relevant in the North American context. One is globalization and its implications, as important changes have occurred since 9/11 terrorists attacks. The other fact is anti-oppression dialogue used in education institutions with a minor inspection of structural discrimination.
There are however a number of alter... ... middle of paper ... ...re necessary to ensure a more proportional representation and regain the confidence of the voters in the electoral system. Works Cited Boyer, J, Patrick. Political Rights: The Legal Framework of Elections in Canada, Toronto: Butterworths, 1981. Print Boyer, J., Patrick. “The Case for Election Law Reform,” Parliamentary Government, 8.2 (1989): 13-16.
Otherwise, Canada has rich and diverse culture with its own economic systems, political ideologies and processes, ways of life and social mores (StatsCan, 2013). Therefore, it is up to Canadian regulations to motivate its citizens towards embracing a more Canadian identity and deter from Americanization. This paper will explore ways in which the Canadian music industry will help define and influence national identity as well as the political and societal benefits that will accompany implemented regulations. . Regulations of Canadian content defined using the MAPL system should be implemented by the CRTC to support Canadian ingenuity, values, and politics in order to form a more homogenous Canadian identity through music.
Since Canada did not start off as a multicultural nation, how was its identity shaped and molded to the way it is today? We must first understand how Canada differs from other countries in terms of multiculturalism and what the current situation is. Eva Mackey explains that one of the key features that differentiate Canada from the US in terms of national identity and multiculturalism, is a dual process “entailing the management of population and the creation of national identity” (Mackey 2010:1). What Bannerji would add onto the fact that Canada’s nation-building process is different from the US’s is that multiculturalism is “a state-initiated enterprise in Canada, with a legal and a governing apparatus consisting of legislation and official policies with appropriate administrative bureaus” (Bannerji 2000:538). Canada’s policy on multiculturalism was announced in 1971 and the goal of it was to “improve the quality of intercultural relations” (Berry