The country of Canada lacks a true national identity, partly because of all of the different views of Canada. Because of many factors, Canada lacks a real national identity. Canadians identify with community, region, but rarely a nation. Values, attitudes and cultures of different groups shape identity as they have emerged from our history and geography. Bilingual and multicultural polices which help people preserve their own cultures can also have an affect on Canadian identity.
In “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates” Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka challenge the understanding that failed multiculturalism in Europe will follow suit in Canada. Although Canada is not immune from the challenges that can come with multiculturalism, the way in which they tackle problems are country specific and do not necessarily reflect the practice or outcomes of other nations. As UK critic of multiculturalism Trevor Phillips, observes Canada to be ‘sleepwalking towards segregation’ (44) when the dynamics are far more complicated. TRANSITION SENTENCE REQUIRED The mention of the abolition of multiculturalism for a “new” post-multiculturalist approach becomes difficult to understand. It claims, “to avoid the ‘excesses’ of multiculturalism” (47), however where does this notable governmental and social switch take place?
This constant fighting spawns a built in belief of hatred for one another (Henley, 2011), which would make it hard for the two to live in the same country as they try to do in Canada. But out of all the wars the French and English fought, the most influencing for Quebecois and all of Canada was the sever year war taking place between 1756 and 1763 (Upper Canada History, 2011). The special thing about this war was that part of it was over the influence of the territory to be later Canada (Upper Canada histor... ... middle of paper ... ...ions.ca/scripts/ovr2011/default.html Patriquin, M. (2014, April 11). The epic collapse of Quebec separatism. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from Maclean’s website: http://www.macleans.ca/politics/the-epic-collapse-of-separatism/ Quebec Separatism.
Anti-oppressive programs are not effective enough for eliminating racism from the society. Racism is the marginalisation of a particular group of people on the basis of colour, class, traditions and culture. Anti-oppressive programs are the series of strategies generated in order to tackle the racism exists in Canada.
Censorship is not a positive thing to have in the media. To erase or edit a negative part of history is to almost acknowledge that it didn't happen at all. The Tom and Jerry collection is not censored but instead acknowledges the past racism. A disclaimer is not censorship but rather acknowledging the racism that could be seen as
Attention will also be paid to the reference system of the United States in order to provide a comparative view. I will argue that in reference cases the Supreme Court takes on an important role as a mediator between political actors, however, the Court must act with caution as these are perilous grounds where suggestions can cross into political territory. – Indeed, political actors can abuse the system, >re... ... middle of paper ... ...ating through the power of another government Canada would have undermined the legitimacy of its governance, which would have a poor starting point. Indeed, a unilateral decision would result in overwhelming disrepute that would come from using them as a “simple rubber stamp” . Indeed, Russell argues that the inherent risk of the Court's decision was that if an agreement was not reached, "the federal government might have exercised its legal option of proceeding unilaterally" which would have been the worst "way for Canada to finally take charge of her own constitutional affairs" .
Other than poverty, the Canadian mainstream society was another sign that Canada did not fully welcome immigrants. Discrimination would not have been a problem at the immigrants’ own country, coming to Canada; it became an additional factor that counted as an obstacle for them. It would be fair to say that poverty and discrimination on Canadian immigrants only became more subtle since the 1950s comparing to how immigrants were welcomed to Canada today.
Murray and McCoy discussed the security of having a middle power foreign policy and why it is bad to have a co-peace-building foreign policy. During the Cold War, Canada had a protection strategy on how to protect itself while at the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ore harmful, then helpful. There was a huge cost that Canada paid for trying to transition their policy from peacemaker to peace builder. People started wondering why Canada kept putting themselves in tough situations that they were not prepared for. Murray and McCoy discussed facts and give a history timeline on how Canada’s change of foreign policy was not effective and how it hindered the country.
From the beginning of the 20th century until the present Canada’s culture has undergone and some state that Canadian culture doesn't exist. Canada’s cultural diversity created an accepting environment for people but Canada was not always a diverse country and it did not always accept non-white immigrants. Canada was an ethnically divided place, Chinese immigration was excluded, Japanese Canadians were put in camps and Jews and blacks were discriminated. In 1900, the Federal i... ... middle of paper ... ... culture is rich and unique culture and it can’t be defined. Stephen Harper states that, “there is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders”.
Canada between the years of 1868-1993 was shaped by a period contradiction; Canadians during this period were nationalists and contientialists at the same time. The political leaders of the time governed in two separate periods: scepticism and destiny. Pierre Trudeau who governed in a time of scepticism (Liberal prime minster, 1968-1979; 1981-1984) implemented a series of measures to differentiate us from the United States and is most-known for standing up against the Americans. In the Trudeau era, nationalism was everywhere in the media and politics, however, by 1983-1984 Canadians were beginning to say we are too nationalist. From 1983-1984, cooperation between Canada and the United States thrived.