Quebec separating from Canada would mean that Canada as a whole would lose that part of its history. Quebec does not need to separate from Canada to maintain its culture since Canada has always greatly encouraged it. Voting YES to the referendum will cause problems in many relationships between peolpe who live in Quebec and those in the rest of Canada. Some of these problems are unemployment and jobs. The residents of Quebec will no longer be able to work in Canada just as Canadians will no longer be allowed to work in Quebec.
Canada Lacks A Real National Identity I believe that Canada lacks a real national identity. Canadians tend to identify with community and region rather than the nation. Because Canada has such a great cultural diversity the Canadian identity is shaped by our values and attitudes as they have emerged from our history and geography. Bilingualism and multiculturalism are very important to the Canadian identity. They both strengthen and challenge Canadian identity.
With this in mind, many still reject a mixed member proportional system. Critics argue that the current method has produced a stable and effective government, while MMP would create an ineffective government. Wiseman feels that since Canada has been consistently stable, our electoral system does not need to be changed. Hiemstra and Jansen disagree with the plurality system that is currently in place for it does not produce fair representation and devalues citizen’s votes. Canadians must make a choice between the value of effectiveness and the values of justice and equity.
Why don’t people vote? There has been a notable disconnect between citizens and their engagement with democracy in Canada. Citizen participation and government accountability in policy-making are often at odds, as the greater pay-off of active political engagement and civic participation seems further and further away from national beliefs and interests. This essay will focus on three main themes: political alienation, civic education, and institutions that have had a major impact on Canadian democracy and thus significantly influenced why people don’t vote. Political alienation is linked to voter apathy.
Between 1976 and 1996, so many English Quebecers left Quebec and drained the province of vital skills and resources b... ... middle of paper ... ...ss yet. Quebec will not cease from seeking sovereignty and also Canada will not accept the campaign because Canada considers that they can share and protect both Quebec and Canada’s lands, culture, languages, economies, etc. but Quebecers don’t think so. They consider like their land, culture, language, economy will be utilized and subsumed under Canadian rules/systems. Also the United States doesn’t have clear answer for this issue so Quebec and Canada either cannot ask for support.
Since the Canadian economy decided to place taxes on foreign content, magazine publishers would have to produce magazines that contains at least eighty percent Canadian content. I think the idea of placing taxes is wrong in the first place and American magazine producers also placed charges based on the taxes. They voted the imposed taxes on foreign producers is a measure of discriminatory practice. This dispute had begun with the notion of the desire to conserve Canadian culture but it escalated to the point of creating an enormously encompassing trade war between the two countries.
Voting is the opportunity given to the community to express and choose one’s preferred leader. This is a very important privilege because there are countries in the world that are governed by communism and other forms of dictatorship; civilians from these countries do not receive the opportunity of... ... middle of paper ... ...ain social benefits and pension plans. Finally, you will not have protection from deportation and travelling is less efficient. Members of society that do not have a Canadian citizenship are negatively affecting themselves because they barricade opportunities toward success. Being a Canadian citizen comes with pride and satisfaction, but it also has many practical applications.
This decision created a stain upon the Trudeau administration as he had little to base his position on. Although the motion to enact the War Measures Act was democratically passed, Canada itself became a nation ruled in despotic manner: democracy had taken a step backwards as civil liberties were tarnished and national security took precedence.
The government also plays a major role in determining the level of domestic competition. In the past, the Canadian government had not been supportive to introduce rivalries in its domestic industries. There had not been any clear and well defined competition policies; there were however, numerous policies enforcing tariffs for imported products that had been protecting domestic firms from competition from abroad. Although some can argue that such protectionism was necessary in the starting phase of an industry, but Canada has still been maintaining some of these protection policies even today for well developed industries such as the cable and electricity industries. These protective policies do not promote domestic rivalries and therefore lead to a lack of productivity gain that can be achieved through competition.
Therefore, the relationship between national the majority of Canadians and immigrants need rethinking. Erosion of other cultures as immigrants introduce new ways or adapt to the cultures of the host county (Canada). Furthermore, education of the immigrants could face challenges if they experience difficulty settling in Canada. Given that immigrants later work in Canada, the human resource sector faces a new challenge of managing a diversified workforce, which can create headache for Canadian employers. Banting indicated that there is, “a strong sense that multiculturalism policies have “failed” a reaction that is strongest perhaps in the Netherlands, but is felt in many other countries as well,” (797).