Additionally, the patriation of the Constitution reaffirmed the same principles that the government is based around today. Most importantly, this defining moment introduced our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,, which gave us our fundamental rights in this country which could not be misused by the government. Trudeau once said, "I believe a constitution can permit the co-existence of several cultures and ethnic groups with a single state." and the visions of Pierre Trudeau came true, as seen in today's Canadian society. There could be no other defining moment which could compare to the patriation of the Canadian Constitution, all because the results have culminated to our present.
Therefore, Canada was granted the seat despite the disapproval of the American President, Woodrow Wilson. The Prime Minister demanded “ With the conclusion of the First World War, I demand that Canada may be seated on its own during the conference. This shall be as a sign of respect for those sixty thousand soldiers who sacrificed their lives trying to save our world from tyranny”. Through the Prime Minister’s words, it was evident that Canada contributed greatly to the allied forces in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. 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.
The Path to Citizenship and Current State of Immigration into Canada The country of Canada is known for its celebration of diverse population and multiculturalism. For years foreigners have been immigrating to Canada to find better opportunities for themselves and their families. Citizenship offers protection of human rights and freedoms including mobility and equality among others, under the Charter. (Canadian Charter, 1982, s 6(2)(b)) The status of Canadian citizenship first started with the official Citizen Act in 1947, which distinguished Canada from other parts of the British Commonwealth. “Before 1947, residents of Britain, Australia, and New Zealand could without limitation immigrate to Canada whenever they chose … Canadians had the same rights to move to those countries and exercise political rights” (Dickerson, Flanagan & O'Neill, 2009).
Although we were an independent country, our affairs and treaties were all still signed by Britain. In the next years Canada would establish its own government, and lead its own affairs. Many important events led to Canada’s independence, one of the earliest signals that Canada wanted to establish autonomy was the Chanak affair of 1921. In addition the battle of Normandy, which occurred on June 6 1944, contributed to the autonomy of Canada. The Suez Canal Crisis, which took place in the year 1956, earned Canada a place in the media spotlight, displaying Canada as a peaceful country that deserves the right to be independent.
As they ensure the productions are broadcasted and produced. Allowing the industry to prosper despite the increased presence of American cultural exports. Illustrating certain aspects of the Broadcasting Act of 1991, CRTC’s Public Notice 1999-97 and CRTC’s Public Notice 1998-44 this paper will illustrate how the Canadian citizens (audience) are the main cultural and economic benefactors of the content regulations set forth by the Government of Canada. In 1932, due to an overwhelming concern for the spill over of American culture into Canadian airwaves the Canadian Government implemented the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Act (Dewing, 2012). This act would see the creation of the Canadian telecommunications industry.
The Canadian flag has always been a symbol that represents Canada, before they began the long debate about the new flag, they national flag was the Red Ensign. The British shared the Red Ensign with Canada, the British had the flag on their merchants ships along with the Canadians who flew it on their Canadian Merchant Marine ships. While there was a large debate in parliament about what the new Canadian flag would look like, the debate and the creation of a new flag brought together the nation of Canada because the process was democratic, and it resulted in a new symbol or shared sense of identity for all Canadians. The Flag debate brought together a nation because the flag that they chose was a symbol of Canada. Britain’s flag was the red ensign which they shared with Canada.
Canadian inventor ,Fredrick Banting ,maintained his culture as Canadian and contributed to the world through his invention of insulin. Many artists, authors, actors , actresses and athletes have played their part in Canadian culture. During the 1920s and 1930s, Canada asserted independence from Britain and the United States to develop into a unique self-governing nation . After WWI ,due to the Prime Minster’s long term vision Canada finally got its freedom. Canada’s independence was represented through the Westminster Statue ( Bélanger, “The Statute of Westminster (1931)“).
Three Nation Theory followed right on the heels of the Dual Nation Theory and finally replaced it completely by the 1990's. This replacement can be formally recognized when Section 25 is put into the Constitution Act 1982 and Aboriginal right and title are officially recognized. That is not to say however, that aspects of this theory did not exist prior to 1982, just that this instance can be pointed to as a turning point in Canadian history in wh... ... middle of paper ... ...cline of Deference.” Essential Readings In Canadian Government and Politics. 461-464 Preston Manning. 1987.
Diefenbaker, on his part, appointed the first female minister to his cabinet, and the first aboriginal member to the senate, two big steps for equal rights in Canada. He also oversaw the passing of the Canadian Bill of Rights, the first to officially recognize basic human rights in Canada. He wanted to eliminate the discrimination of French-Canadians, immigrants, and native peoples, this he did by creating the Bill of Rights that protected the freedoms of speech, religion and association. While th... ... middle of paper ... ... their treatment of Quebec, and the way they made their decisions- with force or a lack of decision making skills. Works Cited "DIEFENBAKER, JOHN GEORGE - Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online."
They relied on the democratic government of England and to some extent to those of the United States, which guaranteed equal rights. Their vision of national identity included English as the primary language and the English culture as the standard for all of Canada. Two different types of nationalisms were then formed. The first was an ethnic nationalism in which French-speaking citizen felt that they owed their loyalty to the French community. The second was a civic nationalism in which the English-speaking citizens felt that they owed their loyalty to the entire nation of Canada (Conlogue, 21).