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Nationalism with Quebec is a prime example of how distinct regional cultures hinder Canada’s unity, as they want to separate from Canada, while still having the federal Canadian government financially support them. Western Alienation is also a prime political culture that is regionally distinct. This paper will prove how regionalism is a prominent feature of Canadian life, and affects the legislative institutions, especially the Senate, electoral system, and party system as well as the agendas of the political parties the most. This paper will examine the influence of regionalism on Canada’s legislative institutions and agendas of political part... ... middle of paper ... ...-PolicyBook_E.pdf>. Henderson, Ailsa.
But it was chosen after reflection, which was certainly measured and…also mature. The greatest threat to Canada lies in the possibility (some might even say probability) that, as the result of the strong presence of American influences, Canadian cultural development may be stunted. United States styles, ideas, and products are never far away. There is, alas, a well-grounded fear that as a consequence, Canadian perceptions, values, ideas, and priorities will become so dominated by those of the southern neighbours that the distinctiveness of Canada will, to all intents and purposes, vanish. As in so many other areas, the prime ingredient in the escape from extinction is to recognize the problem realistically and then to have the will to act upon it.
Critical Views on Canadian Writers: Archibald Lampman. Ed. Michael Gnarowski. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1970. Early, L.R.
I have argued that while he is right in the identity as British and antipathy towards Americanism, this does not mean that some ideas need to more expanded and have more evidence. Further development and discussion of this issue especially in the area of Canadian identity express in the Civil War is needed advance research on these matters. Works Cited Gabrial , Brian . "The Second American Revolution": Expressions of Canadian Identity in News Coverage at the Outbreak of the United States Civil War." Canadian Journal of Communication 33 (2008): 21-37.
4.3. Ethnic Cleavages Scholars largely debate cultural diversity as a cause of decentralization. “The provincial governments are strong in Canada because Canadians have distinctive needs and interests that cannot be accommodated within a single national government, and also because of Canadians actually want strong provincial governments and a relatively weak federal one” (Stevenson, “Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations” 90). This argument was strategically counter argued by sociologist John Porter in The Vertical Mosaic. “Even if it were true, it would not necessarily explain the power exercised by provincial governments” (Stevenson, “Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations, 91).
A very popular topic of debate among historians is the anti-confederates in Nova Scotia’s and their relationship with the American Revolution. The debate condenses down into a single basic question; why did Nova Scotia join confederation instead of joining the American Revolution? In the 1860’s Nova Scotia had two choices, they could either join Canada with confederation or become part of the thirteen colonies, now the United States. To answer that questions historians need to look at what this situation was in North America at the time. It is important to take into perspective the loyalist view of anti-confederates and their opinion against confederation and support the American Revolution.
In order for Canada to share an equal part in the overall media industry as any other country, Canadian content regulations must be in place. CanCon regulations should be enforced on Canadian media content, as it is a crucial aspect of national culture, representative of the country as a whole. Without such regulations determined by CanCon, Canadian society risks becoming lost within the commotion of international media and their varied interests. CanCon regulations not only help define Canada as a unity but help the creative Canadians that express themselves through musical expression. David Young states, “According to the CRTC, the higher requirements would expand the exposure given to Canadian artists and provide increased support to the Canadian music industry.” (Young, 2004) Therefore, in order for the Canadian music industry to expand and become successful there must be government intervention of content regulations.
Cameron, David R., and Jacqueline D. Krikorian. "Recognizing Quebec in the Constitution of Canada: Using the Bilateral Constitutional Amendment Process." University of Toronto Law Journal, 2008: 389-420. Courchene, Thomas J. The Case for Decentralized Federalism.
Heath, Joseph. "The democracy deficit in Canada." University of Toronto. homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~jheath/democracy.pdf (accessed October 17, 2013) http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/627461/canada-suffering-from-huge-democratic-deficit-report-says