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Metis' Struggle for Self Identification

- Metis' Struggle for Self Identification       One of the most contentious issues in Canada’s history is that of the Metis. Some people feel this unique group of people does not deserve any sort of recognition, whereas others believe their unique history and culture is something to be recognized and cherished. The history of the Metis people is filled with struggle; not only struggles against other powers, but also a struggle for self-identification. Despite strong opposition, the Metis people of Canada have matured as a political force and have taken great strides towards being recognized as a unique people....   [tags: Canadian History Struggle for Recognition Essays]

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Educational Practices in Finland, Canada, and China

- In this paper, it will be looking at the culture and education practices of Finland, Canada, and China. Education varies from country to country as well as does one's culture, lifestyle of the people who live there. In doing so will review their culture and the role of their education policies that are used to motivate schools and teachers to improve student learning along with how their culture plays into learning. Furthermore, children should be taught with respect to their culture. However, we can also learn from one another....   [tags: culture, education, religion, learning, children]

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Canadians Should Not Be Proud Of Canada

- Do you know that despite Canada being called multicultural and accepting, Canada’s history reveals many secrets that contradicts this statement. Such an example are Canadian aboriginals, who have faced many struggles by Canadian society; losing their rights, freedoms and almost, their culture. However, Native people still made many contributions to Canadian society. Despite the efforts being made to recognize aboriginals in the present day; the attitudes of European Canadians, acts of discrimination from the government, and the effects caused by the past still seen today have proven that Canadians should not be proud of Canada’s history with respect to human rights since 1914....   [tags: First Nations, Canada, Indigenous Australians]

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Seal Hunting in the Maritimes

- Canadian’s culture initiates from their wildlife and forests. Many different ways of living in Canada’s regions has an impact on the cultural view. The major problem with the wildlife view involving cultural acts is Seal Hunting. Seal Hunting has been continuing for years and harming many of the seas natural inhabitants. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is in the Maritimes, is a popular venue for such activities. An exploration of a day in the life of a seal and hunter is portrayed in the Maritimes, and its effect on the culture in the Maritimes....   [tags: culture, wildlife, seal, hunting, commercial]

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Childhood in Canada

- The research question which I used for this project was “what does it mean to be a child in Canada?” My participant is ten years old and due to legal issues, he will be known as Evan instead of his real name. the field-work process of the photo-voice assignment, Evan’s thoughts and pictures made me realize just how similar my own memories of my childhood was to his because as I was analyzing the pictures he took, I noticed those would have been the same pictures I would take if I was the participant....   [tags: photo-voice assignment, culture]

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Cultural Diversity Within Canada And The Workplace Of A Particular Country

- The term ‘diversity ‘refers to all of the significant differences between people, including perceptions of differences that need to be considered in particular situations and circumstances such as our thinking styles or beliefs and value (managing cultural diversity) .A population is made of several different people and therefore they have their own unique cultures which create huge impact on the society and the workplace of a particular country. Society is becoming more diverse due to increased cross-border mobility, less-rigid gender roles, improved living standards and individualization processes....   [tags: Culture, Canada]

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The Cultural Diversity in Canada: Chinese Canadians

- ... Every community has faced some type of discrimination or prejudice towards them based on pointless reasons. It’s easy to say something but it takes someone who’s been through it to understand. Chinese community has faced many prejudice acts towards but the one no one can forget is anti-Asian sentiment that was acted towards the Asians (Chinese, Japanese, and South Asians) from 1850s to 1950s. Asians were considered low-grade people and didn’t fit n with the society. Due to prejudice acts towards them, Asians weren’t allowed to vote, practice law or pharmacy, be elected to public office and many other forbidding laws were set against the Asian community....   [tags: cultural adaptation and inclusion]

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Sexism in the Church and Culture

- Sexism is defined as “the system and practice of discriminating against a person on the basis of sex” (Purple Ribbon Campaign – What is Sexism. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador), but if one were to ask the average Canadian to define the same word, the results would vary enormously. In today’s modern society, people often think that sexism only applies to women in violent domestic cases because that is the type of sexism the media dominantly displays. However, this has been proved to be an incorrect assumption....   [tags: sex discrimination, maternity leave]

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Quebec 1995 Referendum

- What political consequences would have occurred if Quebec had voted "Yes" in the 1995 referendum. Introduction This discussion tackles the Quebec 1995 referendum, more especially regarding what would have been the consequence of a Yes Vote during the referendum. This topic is important, considering that it focuses on as issue of high political ramification, which has also found subsequent applications worldwide, with several other sections of different countries holding referendums to seek for a right to govern themselves as sovereign states....   [tags: sovereign states, french-quebecois culture]

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My Favorite Ride At Disney World

- When I was a child, my favorite ride at Disney World was It’s a Small World. Guided along, with the same-titled song playing throughout, I engaged in a magical journey as each turn promised an encounter with a different country, displaying culturally diverse visuals as representative snapshots to its nationality. The unchanging melody met modified lyrics consistent with the dialect of the culture featured. Indeed, from English, to French, Italian, to Spanish, singing in various languages play in the background....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Sociology, Cultural identity]

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The Cultural Values Of Canada

- What is culture; culture is defined as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society group, place or time (Webster’s). In society worldwide culture is the foundation of who we essentially are in life, such as traditions and behaviors which are portrayed by certain communities and are passed from one generation to the other. It identifies the lifestyle and pursuits that are practiced in the group of people we interact with in our society. One country who has interesting core values is Canada....   [tags: United States, Canada, Culture, United Kingdom]

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Canada's Identity

- Canada’s identity comes in many shapes and forms. Multiculturalism has been adopted and is at the forefront of Canadian identity. Following the Second World War, Canada’s multiculturalism policies became more acceptable and even successful in, not only accepting, but inviting multiple ethnic cultures in. In contrast to other countries, multiculturalism adaptation works for the Canadian culture. Canadian policies on multiculturalism have shifted over the past few decades; policies are now implemented for integration, not discrimination....   [tags: Multiculturalism, Religion, Culture]

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At-Risk Students and The BC Curriculum

- In our society, success is defined by financial wealth. Wealth is accumulated by employment in most cases, and remuneration for white collar jobs is higher than for blue collar jobs. Therefore white collar jobs are viewed as more prestigious; these are the positions that our school curriculum is preparing students for. The BC Government defines the following intellectual attributes of a graduate: • competency in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and science, including the ability to use these skills in problem-solving and decision-making • the ability to use and understand information technologies • the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences; this includes t...   [tags: Canadian Education, Canada]

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Identity Crisis

- The major concept of “American Dreamer” is about the identity of immigrants. Mukherjee says, it an “identity crisis” which “one’s identity was fixed, derived from religion, caste, patrimony, and mother tongue”. Because of her families religious tradition, Mukherjee is embittered by her permanent identity in her own culture, “a Hindu Indian’s last name announced his or her forefathers’ caste and place of origin…a Mukherjee could only be Brahmin from Bengal…my identity was viscerally connected with ancestral soil and genealogy”....   [tags: Immigration, Religion, Culture]

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Canadian Democracy: A Lack of Transparency and Accountability in Canadian Politics

- Introduction A democratic government has long been favoured as the most fair and representative government for a country to have. This essay will explore the advantages and disadvantages of both minority and majority government (for example efficiency, compromise, and power) and argue that in fact neither offers a fair representation of Canadian’s due to lack of both transparency and accountability. Parliamentary Government In Canada there are three branches of government: the executive branch which enforces Canadian laws and carries out government business; the legislative branch which debates and passes laws; and the judicial branch which interprets the laws and dictates how punishment sh...   [tags: Canadian Government ]

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Canadians Must Be Independent from the United States in Order to Improve Canadian Society

- Every country on this Earth has to have its own independence in order to progress, and be able to survive on its own without the help of others. But there will always be times when that country needs the help of its neighbors but to an extent. It is very important for Canada as a growing country to stop relying on the U.S and increase trade with other countries and giving them whatever they want, stop putting decisions in the palms of the U.S, and establish our own defenses. Canadians have always been seen as diverse and independent....   [tags: canadian studies]

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Douglas Coupland’s Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture: an alternative voice

- Douglas Coupland’s Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture: an alternative voice On production of his first novel, Coupland was labelled by critics spokesman for a new lost generation - “Generation X” - those individuals aged between mid-twenties and mid-thirties who have come of age in an increasingly technological and materialistic bureaucratic society. As a consequence, they are emotionally scarred and alienated, reject conformity and search for some kind of meaning to life. When asked about this label, Coupland stated that he spoke “...for myself, not for a generation....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Canadian Depression

- ”Families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out. Car-loads, caravans, homeless and hungry; twenty thousand and fifty thousand and a hundred thousand and two hundred thousand. They streamed over the mountains, hungry and restless — restless as ants, scurrying to find work to do — to lift, to push, to pull, to pick, to cut — anything, any burden to bear, for food. The kids are hungry. We got no place to live. Like ants scurrying for work, for food, and most of all for land. “ John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath, 1939 Between 1900 and 1929, Canada had the world’s fastest growing economy with only a sharp but brief recession during world war one....   [tags: Canadian History]

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Comparing Canada and America

- Comparing Canada and America The controversy over Canada and America, and who takes after whom has been around for many years. Canada and America are puzzles, two countries that are home to millions of people, living in relative comfort and health. We both have become nations through the help of each other and other nations. Yet, Canada has its own identity as a delightful complexity of cultures and customs, government and heroes. On the other hand, Canadians are simply not Americans by government and technology....   [tags: Canada America Culture Cultural Essays]

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Limitations of the Canadian Prime Minister

- Canada’s parliamentary system is designed to preclude the formation of absolute power. Critics and followers of Canadian politics argue that the Prime Minister of Canada stands alone from the rest of the government. The powers vested in the prime minister, along with the persistent media attention given to the position, reinforce the Prime Minister of Canada’s superior role both in the House of Commons and in the public. The result has led to concerns regarding the power of the prime minister. Hugh Mellon argues that the prime minister of Canada is indeed too powerful....   [tags: Canadian Government]

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Fixing the Canadian Productivity Lag

- In a November 2011 Globe and Mail Blog, the author concludes that lagging Canadian productivity up to 2008 (compared to the USA) has cost Canadians $7500 annually in disposable income. This was one of the conclusions of a model simulation conducted by the Conference Board of Canada (Arcane & Lefebvre, 2011). Additionally, the model relates that real GDP would have been $8500 higher in 2008 while corporate profits would have been 40 per cent higher and government revenues would have been 31 per cent higher (Grant, 2011), had Canada kept up with the USA....   [tags: Canadian Government ]

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Poverty in Canada: Relative Poverty Measurement

- ... It looks to see if what would happen if you bought only that was required and nothing else. This is different from the LICO measurement which looks to see if Canadians have enough income after necessities are purchased to live like a Canadian. It is the availability to have necessities that defines poverty in the MBM whereas the ability to have after It appears quite obviously then that the LICO measurement is most helpful to Canadian policy makers. The key word here is Canadian. If these policy makers are determining how poverty is affecting Canadians than a world standard is ineffective since Canada is a wealthy, highly advanced capitalist country....   [tags: culture, history, absolute poverty]

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Inequality Affecting the Canadian Public

- Inequality in Canada is not as prominent as many other places around the world, although it does remain in certain segments of Canada. There are many forms of inequality in Canada and internationally, although this papers main focus is going to be the inequality of wealth. According to Steven Kerstetter “Canadians may view their country as a land of opportunity, but it is also a land of deep and abiding inequality in the distribution of personal wealth” (Kerstetter 2002). The “gaps between the rich and poor remain evident in Canadian statistics” (Kerstetter 2002), Canadians have always kept financial security as an essential element of life and have tried to obtain and sustain it within thei...   [tags: Canadian Government ]

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Multicultural Government Policies Of Canada

- Multicultural Government Policies Canada has a long standing tradition of having a culturally diverse population, stating with the formation of New France in 1534 and continuing on with British North America in 1763. With the large area of the country and the small population these cultures where able to maintain their heritages while becoming one united country in 1867. While the United States prides itself on being a cultural melting pot, Canada prides itself on being a cultural mosaic. Instead of assimilating into the already formed communities that where in Canada, each new Culture that immigrated into the country migrated into a new spot and adapted with their own practices....   [tags: Multiculturalism, Canada, Culture, Quebec]

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Leadership Reviews in Canadian Government

- The executive branch is in charge in making many major decisions in daily government; by implementing the idea of leadership reviews it forces the head of parties to keep their policies in check and keep with their promises. This essay will argue that leadership reviews help to keep the government in check and hold them to their principles. Shown though the use of responsible government and voting checks this allows the public to be reassured that their elected officials are following through with promises that they made....   [tags: Canadian Politics]

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Lives of Canadians Improved After World War 1

- Canada struggled through many of the obstacles of war in World War 1. All their soldiers fought for their country in order to acquaintance peace throughout their land. A lot of Canada’s brave, young soldiers died for what they did in order to promote the end of war. But, after their success they came back home to their wonderful nation of Canada, they were treated with many rewards and relaxed the rest of their lives with their awaiting families. However, were their lives improved during the 1920’s....   [tags: world war I, first world war, canada]

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Importance of Cultural Differences in International Business

- Our economic development will forever be defined as our ability to succeed internationally. PwC forecasts India’s real annual GDP growth until 2050 at 8.9 percent, Vietnam’s at 8.8 percent, and China’s at 5.9 percent. The list of fast-growing emerging markets goes on and on. The U.S. forecast is a meager 2.4 percent, comparable with most Western economies. The domestic companies that are likely to see incremental growth in the coming decades are those that are not only doing business internationally, but that are developing the strategic skill set to master doing business across cultures....   [tags: Culture, Negotiation, Profit]

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Paul Duncm's Life and Study on the Impact of Technological Stimuli

- Do you ever just sit back and wonder how many images run through your brain everyday and thinking back on that how many of those were images from our society’s pop culture. With our ever growing technology and media of our society, children are constantly being exposed to visual stimuli. Paul Duncum, a professor of art education, studies how these stimuli not only affect our students and children but also how we can incorporate them into the art classroom in an effective way. In this paper I will illustrate to you the life and work of Paul Duncum....   [tags: visual art, design, culture]

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The Corrections and Conditional Release Act in 1992

- In an era dominated by a political culture promoting rhetoric centred on being “tough on crime,” protecting “victim’s rights,” and creating “safe streets and communities,” the study of injustice, and the pursuit of protection for prisoner’s human rights within the correctional landscape might be perceived as a losing battle. However, in the wake of the coroner’s investigation and subsequent finding of homicide in the death of Ashley Smith, questions are being raised regarding the care and custody of an inmate population that is increasingly racialized, gendered, and medicalized....   [tags: political culture, crime, victims]

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The Best Places I've Ever Visited

- ... We cook our amazing lamb that we put lots of salt on it so its really salty. I love visiting my other Grandfather and Grandmother's house where we make more awesome food like our beef sausage and our special pumpkin pie and we have to make it together or we would break the tradition. We love visiting around the country and around Europe to. We love seeing the capital which is Sarajevo , all Churches around the city the major canals around the city which you can ride in a fairy in the canal. After we visit going around the city and the canal we go out of the city and go off to the sea and see the water parks and roller coasters and a lot of fun....   [tags: culture, bonia, trips]

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Lacrosse and Hockey in Canada

- The importance of Lacrosse has diminished since the uprising of Hockey. It is often forgotten the significance of Lacrosse has on the developing of Canada’s culture and identity of sport. Before the creation of hockey, Lacrosse was played all through Canada. By the 1890s any given person who loved sport had a Lacrosse stick or two. Dr William George Beers is deemed “the father of Lacrosse” however there is a whole nation behind him who deserve the credit for creating Canada’s national sport....   [tags: culture, identity, sports]

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Influences of New Media on Indigenous Communties

- ... These innovations likewise empower them to save and advertise their lifestyle for their relatives and for our aggregate learning of mankind's history. Various social researchers have addressed the potential held by information frameworks to structuring and supporting group. At the cutting edge, Paul Virilio has reprimanded new media innovations, and the methods by which they "virtualize" the physicalized understanding of scene, topography and society. His worry is that through new media there is an overemphasis on continuous versus real space or real life....   [tags: culture, visualization, social]

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Mass Media: The Shaping of America in its Global Image

- Mass Media: The Shaping of America in its Global Image Throughout the years, the mass media has become a rising industry in the United States. It has risen more and more each year within the past decade with advances in technology. With all the good in technology, however, the rising mass media industry has also hurt America. The mass media shapes how the world views the American society negatively through communications, broadcasting, journalism, and the social media. The communications industry has been prevalent in America through all of the nation’s existence from the earliest letters in its colonial times to its smartphones today....   [tags: Culture Communication, Communications]

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Visual images Reinforce Traditional Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes

- Visual images reinforce traditional gender and sexuality stereotypes through the manifestation of the masculine and feminine miens. An examination of print media advertisements highlights the social and cultural ideologies associated with traditional gender roles that are expected and imposed on by society. “Advertisements are deeply woven into the fabric of Western Culture, drawing on and reinforcing commonly held perceptions and beliefs” of gender and sexuality stereotypes. They have a strong role in shaping society by reflecting, reinforcing and perpetuating traditional societal values and attitudes towards gender roles and identities....   [tags: media, advertisment, western culture]

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The Last of the Pigwackets: Molley Ockett Day

- MollyOckett Day. What is it. Is it just a day we have every year to earn money for the town. No. Is it a day that people who have booths, sell items to earn money for themselves. No. So, what exactly is MollyOckett Day. In this essay I am going to take you on a journey and tell you exactly who MollyOckett is, her background, what this day is for, and why this day is still around for people to celebrate. MollyOckett was a woman who was born in 1740 in Saco, Maine. She was an Abenaki Indian of the Pigwacket tribe and was baptized by a woman named Marie Agathe....   [tags: money, life, culture]

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Mother 's Eyes By Madeleine Thien

- Simple recipes This is a story of an immigrated family, narrator’s father and mother who immigrate to Canada from Malaysia. In this family father prepares foods for everybody every day. One day, son’s rebellious behavior broke the silence of life, and father used violence to teach him a lesson, all this happened were in daughter’s eyes. The story is written by Madeleine Thien, “Canadian-born daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants, who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Now, whose collection Simple Recipes was named a notable book by the 2001 Kiriyama Paci fic Rim Book Prize” (Brown, 2006)....   [tags: Family, Culture, Rice, Malaysia]

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Immigration and America and How to Help

- Immigration and America Imagine yourself with absolutely nothing except for the clothes on your back. You have kids but nothing to give them. More than any other nation in history, the United States has made itself a new home for immigrants in search of a better life. Immigration can and is a big problem in this country. What is this country going to do. What are we as Americans going to do. What positive aspects can we look at to help America become one with all human beings. Hispanics need to be considered more when it comes to immigration law; based on the racist attitudes toward them, the unfair laws, and the importance of their culture in America....   [tags: law, attitude, culture]

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What Factors Most Determine Success?

- When it comes to the topic of success, most of us will readily agree that there are various ways to define success. Whereas this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of what factors most determine success. Whereas some are convinced that “The Triple Package” is essential, others maintain that there are many factors that determine success. Malcolm Gladwell states numerous examples of what can bring on success. Some of these factors are culture, luck, and practice. Another point of view is in his book “Outliers,” Gladwell writes “When outliers become outliers it is not because of their own efforts....   [tags: Gladwell, culture, luck, practice]

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Difference Between Workplace And Workforce Diversity

- Diversity is difference. Workplace or workforce diversity refers to a set of employees with different culture, ethnics, gender, religion and different physical abilities. According to Esty, Griffin, and Hirsch (1995) diversity is the differences in Gender, religion, class, ethnicity, age, physical ability, race, sexual orientation, social status, and family situations among the members of a workplace and are the most critical measures that differentiates employees in a workplace. With globalization happening, people from all over the world with different backgrounds, ethnics, cultures and beliefs interact with each other in the modern day workplace (Babalola and Marques 2013, p....   [tags: Management, Culture, Organization]

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II April 17, 1982. Often referred to as the Charter, it affirms the rights and freedoms of Canadians in the Constitution of Canada. The Charter encompasses fundamental freedoms, democratic rights, mobility rights, legal rights, language rights and equality rights. The primary function of the Charter is to act as a regulatory check between Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments and the Canadian people. Being a successor of the Canadian Bill of Rights that was a federal statute, amendable by Parliament, the Charter is a more detailed and explicit constitutional document that has empowered the judiciary...   [tags: Canadian Bill of Rights, Politics]

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Atwood and Lahiri's Death by Landscape and Sexy: Girls Finding Their Inner Woman

- “Death by Landscape” and “Sexy”, two short stories written by two very different authors; although different they share some similarities. “Death by Landscape’s” Margret Atwood is a Canadian writer who began writing in the early 1950s during her teens. Atwood published “Death by Landscape” in 1990 during the time in which the female faculty of Victoria College vocalized about feminism, Atwood since has portrayed her non-male characters with female power and promise in a man's world. The author of “Sexy” is Jhumpa Lahiri an Indian woman whose first literary collection debuted in 1999....   [tags: feminism, love, culture]

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Literary Analysis and Comparison of Ulysses and the Sirens and “Siren Song”

- Throughout modern history the ancient Greeks and their stories have influenced our culture and way of life. Many of the ancient Greek myths are those of caution that teach us moral lessons. For example, the myth of Odysseus and the sirens, told by Homer in The Odyssey, teaches us to resist the urge to indulge in temptations. Odysseus and his crew are travelling near the island of the sirens when Odysseus plugs the ears of his crewmates with beeswax and has them tie him to the mast so that he can listen to the sirens’ song and not crash their ship onto the rocks as they pass the island....   [tags: ancient Greece, Greeks, culture]

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The Struggles of Immigant Woman Searching for Employment in Canada

- ... (2006) examines what are the outcomes of immigrant women participating in the economy and how this varies from other males, along with the social impacts of being employed (p.5). Another topic of interest is the growing amount of violence experienced by women in Canada, specifically among minority women and the LGBTQ community. As noted by Faulkner (2006), homophobic sexist violence has been on the rise and the debate surrounding this issue is the lack of attention being paid to homosexual girls and women....   [tags: gender, culture, education]

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Craig Kielburger: A Momentous Canadian

- 2 648 848 hours volunteered, schools built in 45 countries, so many pennies collected that if they were stacked one on top of each other they would weigh more than 64 African elephants [collected to get clean water in Africa]; the root cause for all these good deeds is one person. Craig Kielburger was and continues to be a momentous person in Canadian history. He has forever changed Canadian history due to his ever-growing list of good deeds including: the movement he has started to inspire youth, how he continues to change the lives of people around the world, and the way he brings people together to create change....   [tags: biography, canadian history]

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Racism

- The two earlier existing schools, industrial schools and boarding schools, were united into residential schools by the Canadian Government in 1864 (Reimer, 2010:36). Miller (1996) has explained “the governing of the schools had the form of joint venture between state and church (Roman , Anglican, Methodist or United Church) where the state was responsible for the financing (Miller, 1996:25). ’’ The Canadian Government was responsible directly when it came to establishing residential schools for Aboriginal children....   [tags: Canadian History, Politics, The Indian Law]

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Greatest Canadian: Pierre Trudeau

- Pierre Trudeau is the greatest Canadian of the twentieth century due to the fact that he declared Canada’s independence from Great Britain, he abolished the death penalty, and he created the Official Languages Act, making our nation entirely bilingual. His upbringing was a quiet one, “born into a family, a home and a neighbourhood of modest means” . Joseph Charles-Émile Trudeau, the family patriarch, was not a rich man because his parents were Quebec farmers. However, his maternal grandfather was a businessman....   [tags: canadian history, independence]

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Canadian Efforts for Transgender Equality

- Bill C-279 is an act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code. It is sponsored by Randell Garrison from the NDP. This bill is introduced as a private members bill. This is an interesting fact because when a bill is introduced as a private members bill it is likely that they do not become legislation. Surprisingly this bill is in its second reading in Senate as of February 4th 2014. What this bill focuses on is to include gender identity as a prohibited ground of discrimination. Currently this bill has passed with 150 voters in favour of the bill and 132 against it....   [tags: canadian human rights, bill c-279]

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American Imperialism Then and Now: Diffusion of the American Culture

- The imperialist spirit of the United States was inherited from England after the U.S. broke away from its mother country in 1775. The young country wanted to spread its ways of living across its landscape, creating defined boarders on both sides that separated it from its English predecessors. Thus America’s New Frontier was born. America built up its imperialistic nature throughout the 19th century and on into the 20th century, flexing its muscles and establishing itself as a new world superpower....   [tags: US territorial history]

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Musical Ride

- All of the moves are in harmony and in perfect time with the music. “*A single horse and rider in motion is a wonderful sight,” but it becomes even more impressive when you realize that it's a unit of horses and riders moving as one. Between the black horses, red tunics, and the awe of the crowd, it can only mean one thing: the horses and riders must be the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Musical Ride. The Musical Ride has evolved over so many years and it stands for so much that we, as Canadians, value....   [tags: Canadian moments]

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The Rise of Canadian Prime Ministerial Powers

- The factors that gave rise to Canadian prime ministerial powers is the very structure of Canada’s Westminster system and its effect on the legal powers of the Prime Minister, unwritten conventions and the decline in the Crown’s power. Firstly, the powers of the Prime Minister in its very nature are much wide spread in terms of what he can do as an executive power. Secondly, the history and development of unwritten conventions have created a tradition in which very few sources of constraints can be enacted on the Prime Minister within the parliamentary system....   [tags: canadian politics, executive branch]

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Strategic Planning in Canadian Health Care

- Being a health administrator in Canada is a difficult task because of the intricacies of the Canadian health care system, and these people need to understand where the system has been, and where it is likely to go, in order to make sound decisions for the present and future. The future of health policy in Canada is very much a product of the past, and health care managers need to be aware of this. In the past years, there has been a tendency to forget the link that the past and the future have, and therefore it will be argued in this report that health care administration in Canada needs a return to strategic planning....   [tags: Canadian Government, Health Care]

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The Saint-Gabriel Museum

- Language gives clues about what is important to the culture. Each culture has its own distinct dialect, their own way of expressing how they understand or look the world. The Spoken French in Canada is quite distinct from Parisian French. One of the differences is the profanity or swearwords spoken in French Canada. These words are the Sacres. This spoken profanity gives evidence to what the values of this society are; the words are connected to their religious beliefs and pays tribute to their French roots, and highlight creativity within the spoken language....   [tags: culture, dialect, the sacres]

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The Tibetan People

- It is accepted that the Tibetan individuals are the relatives of the human Pha Treglan Changchup sempa who is a legendary monkey precursor of the Tibetan individuals. Tibetans hone the religion of Buddhism. The Tibetan individuals are an ethnic assembly who are local to Tibet. The evaluated populace is 6.5 million. Tibetan live in China and in India Nepal and Bhutan. These urban areas are vigorously populated with Tibetans. In Nepal there is around 20,000-60,000. Tibetans talk the Burman dialect and additionally talk Indian because of the populace source in India....   [tags: education, housing, culture]

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Kelly Mark’s Public Disturbance: HB Series: Take1/ Take 2/ Take 3

- The advent of film and television has redefined the way we approach and understand culture, from the popular to the fine arts. Arguably the last century has witnessed the materialization, spread, and ubiquity of Clement Greenberg’s frightful “ersatz” culture, of the duplicate, and of nearly all other cultural ‘abominations’ he wrote about . Remakes, reruns, covers, memes, are more than ever part of our cultural fabric, and flows into the fine arts by means of appropriation, kitsch endeavours, collage, to name but an established few....   [tags: culture, fine arts, vocabulary of video]

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Canadian Sex offenders

- A 40-year-old serial rapist, a 12 year old young boy having consensual sex with his girlfriend. What do both of these individuals have in common. They can both be subjected under the Canadian sex offenders registry. However, when a rapist suddenly slides off the map and commits more crimes under the radar, one begins to question the effectiveness of the registry, and what can be done to develop it’s quality and accuracy. Another question which seems to badger Canadian society today is that relating to whether a minor should be a registrant at all, no matter what their crime, Canada has a strong belief in rehabilitation....   [tags: Canadian Society, Rehabilitation]

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The Impact Of Globalization On Identities Of Human Beings

- In the last two decades, the influence of globalization has been rapidly growing through the use of technology, media, communications, transnational corporations, and advances in social relations. With the increase in social relations and advances in technology, this allows citizens across the world to connect and interact, allowing barriers to break down and slowly emerge. The source we are currently met with and are analyzing, proposes that globalization has a negative impact on identities of human beings....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous peoples, Religion, Colonialism]

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The Role Of Marital Power On Marital Satisfaction Among American Muslim Society

- Chapman (2014) in his study explains that American Muslim marriages face the challenges of the rising number of divorce cases in their community. That makes it important to understand the factors that influence the increasing number of divorce rates in the American Muslim society. The increasing number of divorce cases result from the shifts in marital power dynamics manifested in gender role ideologies. Like any other form of culture, the American Muslim community has its belief when it comes to gender roles stemming from traditional concepts....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Culture, Marriage]

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Canadian Immigration Policies

- Canada's immigration policies changed many times after the end of WWII. Before WWII the immigration policies were "picky" on the people who wanted to come to Canada, but after, it was fair and equal to everyone. Canada's immigration policies changed drastically from being discriminative to being fair and equal to everyone, every country and race after WWII. This act to eliminating discrimination was successful because of; the introduction of the Point System, the introduction of New Immigration acts/policies, and finally the changes made in accepting Refugees....   [tags: canadian politics, discriminative policies]

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Canadian Water Service

- POPULATION: On July 1, 2013, Canada's population was estimated at 35,158,300, up 404,000 upraise the last year, which was equal to the one noted from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012, and for the last 30 years similar to the average annual gains. The population growth except for the period between 1986 and 1990, rate has shown little variation in 30 years ranging from 0.8% to 1.2%. Population estimates released today are now based on the 2011 Census counts adjusted for census net under coverage and incompletely enumerated Indian reserves....   [tags: Canadian freshwater resources and treatment]

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The Political Situation Of Australia

- Political Issues The political situation of Australia is known to be relatively stable. Based on reports released by The Economist Intelligence Unit, the country is one of the world’s most politically stable countries which directly translates to the ease of doing business in the country, low political corruption, and a high amount of government support for business related functions. In terms of corruption levels relative to other countries, Australia is ranked the 11th lowest according the Corruption Perception Index as of 2014, which is fairly close to Canada at 10th place ....   [tags: Australia, Culture of Australia, Gender, Refugee]

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Canadian Politics: René Lévesque

- The years following the Second World War were bleak in regards to Canada's future as a country, with the public and politicians alike set against each other, but soon a Québec man by the name of René Lévesque entered journalism, and then politics, voicing his views for all to hear, with great success and vigour. Though obstacles presented themselves often in his life, he changed the views of Québec, Canada and the world as a whole. René Lévesque was a passionate and charismatic politician who greatly contributed to post-war Québec and even today through his beliefs in separatism, founding the Parti Québecois and passing Bill 101....   [tags: biography, french canadians, poverty]

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Canadian Content Rules

- Back to the early 1970s, people from CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) felt anxious and threatened when they became aware of American Cultural imperialism had a big influence on Canadian Cultural Identity which made the latter to diminish. To solve this crisis, CRTC adopted Canadian content rules (CanCon) to govern the percentage of the music with Canadian content should be played from radio stations until now. Theoretically, this regulation could cause Canadian talents to rise and support the Canadian music industry....   [tags: Influence, Radio Stations, Canadian Artists]

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Canadian Corps and The Machine Guns and Vimy Ridge Strategy

- Vimy Ridge, even the name instills pride in Canadians. Why is that, you might ask. Well, I will tell you in this essay why, Canadians captured Vimy Ridge, when even the stoic warriors from other nations could not, why it was imperative that the Canadians fight as one, in order to achieve victory, and what differences were made to modern fighting tactics to accommodate for the new technology and Canadian troops. While Canada had been a nation for over 40 years now, Vimy Ridge was where Canadians truly became a united nation, because it was the first time in which all four Canadian divisions, made up of troops drawn from all over the country, fought as one....   [tags: Canadian Acheivements, Germans]

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How Conscription Negatively Impacted Canadian Society

- Sir Wilfrid Laurier declared “I oppose conscription because in it has the seeds of discord and disunion” (Newman, 94). Conscription is compulsory military service. It caused hatred, riots and protests that divided Canada severely. It was the cause that tore the delicate balance between the French and English Canadian relationship. The conservative party, who had first introduced conscription, still find it difficult to receive votes from Quebec, even after 50 years. (CBC, 14) Conscription was not justified as it negatively impacted not just Canadian society, it created political problems and caused a severe division between Canada’s two linguistic groups....   [tags: canadian studies, canada history]

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Issues with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian Parliament

- Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not a true representative of the people. Neither an academic nor an average Canadian, Mr. Harper is, first and foremost, a political tactician. He climbed his way to Parliament Hill and the position of Prime Minister along with a minority government in 2006 and has, ever since, used all means necessary to keep that – ever striving for a majority, which was finally achieved in the spring of 2011. However, in 2008 Harper was the source of a prorogation crisis, in which he, out of fear of losing the confidence of the House and giving up his role for an unstable coalition government, requested to then-Governor General Michaelle Jean that Parliament be prorogued i...   [tags: canadian studies, canada]

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Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Broadcasting Regulatory Policy

- ... The Conseil Provincial du secteur des communications, the Public Interest Advocacy Center (PIAC) and Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada (SCRC) supported news neighbourhoods insofar as this did not adversely effect consumers or did not push networks to undesirable channels, respectively. The CRTC (2013c) also reviewed packaging requirements for BDUs. Generally speaking, cable providers indicated a desire to organize their own packaged services, separate from the regulatory reach. The nature of this categorical selection, they suggested, is up for interpretation and is best decided by each enterprise....   [tags: distribution of canadian category, national news]

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge: The Birth of The Canadian Nation

- One of Canada’s largest military endeavors was the battle of Vimy Ridge during World War One. It was a fierce battle between Germans and Canadians. Canada was trying to take over the German controlled ridge, which ran from northwest to southwest between Lens and Arras, France. Its highest point was 145 feet above sea level, which was exceptionally helpful in battle because of the very flat landscape. Already over 200,000 men had fallen at Vimy, all desperately trying to take or defend this important and strategic ridge....   [tags: World War I, Canada, Canadian History]

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How Peacekeeping in the Canadian Context has Changed Over the Past Decades

- Canadians strongly believe that peacekeeping is about trying to protect people from extreme harm, a way of providing hope in situations that seem hopeless, and a good method of bringing peace and justice to war-torn countries or failed states. Canadians backing soldiers in their peacekeeping role has been so strong for such a long time that it has generated into their national identity. “Canadians cling to the mythology, born of the 1956 Suez Crisis, that we are a nation of peacekeepers, interposing between belligerent forces bent on war but, even though Canadian government officials and media of the 1990s called the operations in Bosnia and Somalia “peacekeeping missions,” they were somethi...   [tags: peace. canadian military, peacekeeping]

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Canadian Involvement in the Suez Crisis

- Canadian Involvement in the Suez Crisis Eleven years after the second world war, a crisis occurred which had the potential to escalate into a third world war. Hostilities ran high and the background causes that prompted this crisis contained the same fundamentals as were seen in the first and second world wars. Those being militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism; wrought by those countries that had an interest in the Suez Canal and the Arab states. In the world of superpowers in conflict, Canada made a name for itself through an innovative peacekeeping scheme, instead of aggression (Encyclopedia Britannica Online, 1999-2000)....   [tags: Canadian Canada History]

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Maintaining An Identity Of The Jade Peony

- Maintaining an Identity in Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony Perhaps one of the biggest issues foreigners will come upon is to maintain a strong identity within the temptations and traditions from other cultures. Novelist Frank Delaney’s image of the search for identity is one of the best, quoting that one must “understand and reconnect with our stories, the stories of the ancestors . . . to build our identities”. For one, to maintain a firm identity, elderly characters often implement Chinese traditions to avoid younger generations veering toward different traditions, such as the Western culture....   [tags: Culture, China, Overseas Chinese, Chinese language]

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Exploring the Current day Impact of the Canadian Indian Residential School System

- When someone speaks of great inequalities and human rights violations, very seldom is Canada as a nation (in a broader sense,) conjured together with these thoughts. However, in reality probably some of the greatest human right violations within our time and even within the late modern period, and most concerning examples of them, can be found through looking back into Canadian history. For many this may be a surprise to hear, however for others, specifically the native population of Canada, we can assume this is well understood....   [tags: residential school, canadian government]

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Evaluating The Obscene and Indecent: The Evolution of Indecency Tests in Canadian Law

- The interpretation of the obscene and indecent has changed greatly over the years in Canadian law. The courts evaluate potential criminal offences, under the Criminal Code of Canada, using tests to see if they are obscene or indecent in the eyes of the law. Though there is no explicit definition of obscenity in the Criminal Code, it can be interpreted to entail any materials or actions that fail to satisfy the prevailing test. Formulating a concrete test to be used in all of the relevant cases has proven difficult, with many modifications being made as the views of society change....   [tags: canadian law, criminals]

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Cultural Concepts of Leisure

- Cultural Concepts of Leisure Modern American culture seems to have the need for discrepancy between leisure and work more than any other culture in the world. We really forget the possibility that other meanings besides our own might exist. I would like to explore the different meanings that leisure has for people of other cultural backgrounds and compare them with those of European descent. It is important to keep in mind that there is no way of regarding any culture in which the results can be taken as truth about the culture in its entirety....   [tags: Leisure Culture Cultural Essays]

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Popular Culture And Pop Culture

- Pop Culture Popular culture or pop culture means different things to different people. The term is versatile (Delaney 2016). Popularity, the condition of being liked, admired, or supported, is no less fluid because of the ways in which individuals in different places and at different times find particular ideas or people appealing. However, by considering how and why people respond to icons of popular culture, we can deduce various things about how culture functions more broadly and how culture relates to other aspects of society, such as political, social, and even economic forces....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, High culture]

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The San Culture Of The Francisco Culture

- The San culture with a simplistic view of life; no material objects, food provided by the land along with the simple beliefs of being humble, sharing and family bonds. This way of life sounds like a difficult life to live; hunting for meat and the gathering of plant forms to feed their band sounds like a full time job, with little time to play but the opposite is true for the San Culture. The culture sustained through an egalitarian culture, everyone of equal status, each individual playing a life sustaining role the band they live in an inclusion of outside bands that may join temporarily during a hap or planned meeting, either being accepted and open to feed, house and sing as a long time...   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Religion, The Culture]

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Does the Canadian Charter Effectively Protect our Human Rights?

- Apart from the other laws in Canada’s constitution, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is an important law that affects every Canadian’s rights and freedoms. It was created in 1981 by former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to provide legal protection for the most important rights and freedoms. These rights include fundamental freedoms, democratic rights, mobility rights, and legal rights. Most but not all articles included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are protected in the constitution....   [tags: Canadian Charter, Canada, human rights,]

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Canadian Federal Election Campaign By Mansoor Ladha Of The Edmonton Journal

- During the 2015 Canadian federal election campaign, Zunera Ishaq challenged the government in court over a ruling that bans the niqab and any face covering while giving the oath of citizenship. Ishaq refused to remove her niqab during the citizenship ceremony, arguing that it was a violation of her religious freedom. The Supreme Court of Canada sided with Ishaq, claiming that a ban of the niqab during the oath of citizenship was a breach of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The government, unsatisfied with the verdict, filed for an appeal that was dismissed after further review, the decision angered many Canadians because the niqab to them symbolizes oppression, gender inequality...   [tags: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canada]

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Internment of Japanese Canadians

- World War Two had a significant impact on Canadian history as the Canadian government revoked many rights and changed the lives of Japanese-Canadians that were interred. Between 1941 and 1945, over 21,000 Japanese-Canadians (in which over two thirds were born in Canada) were limited of their rights and freedom and were forced into internment camps "for their own good". The Japanese-Canadians were considered as enemy aliens by the Canadian government the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbour. They lost many rights along with it and their property was confiscated as well even though the Canadian government promised that they would receive their property back after the war was over....   [tags: world war II, japanese-canadian]

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Analysis of Aboriginal Self Government Through Constitutional Design by Christopher Alcantara and Greg Whitfield

- In “Aboriginal Self Government through Constitutional Design: A Survey of Fourteen Aboriginal Constitutions in Canada” Christopher Alcantara and Greg Whitfield explore the dynamics of modern Aboriginal constitutions, as they analyze 14 Aboriginal constitutions and their comparative design and political nature to that of non-Aboriginal ones. Longstanding Indigenous traditions, and the unique development of their beliefs and practices are often reflected in these constitutional texts, which aim to develop “contemporary laws based on the values that informed and shaped their traditional approaches to the governance of human relationships and dispute resolution[s]” (123)....   [tags: Culture, Society]

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The Canadian Pay Equity Act

- Legislation in Ontario affects human resources. Some can be bad well others can be beneficial to the workplace. My paper will be focusing on the federal legislations in Ontario and how it is improving various non-unionized workplaces. At the end of my report I will be summarizing the concept of family status related to the 11 prohibited grounds in a case study regarding a single mom and how she almost lost her job with CN Rail. Description of Legislation in Ontario and why they are good for the workplace The first legislation I am going to be talking about is the Pay Equity Act....   [tags: Canadian Politics]

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