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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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The Canadian Shield

- In the period between 1760 and confederation, settlement in Lower and Upper Canada pushed into the Canadian Shield. In Lower Canada, settlement in the Shield was mostly by the Saguenay River, St. Maurice Valley and the area north of Montreal. In Upper Canada, settlement was attempted in the Ottawa-Huron Tract which was eastward from Lake Huron into the Ottawa Valley. Canadian colonial settlement shared a fluctuating relationship with the Canadian Shield. The Shield was a barrier to settlement until population increases pushed the boundaries....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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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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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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Canadian Constitution Act of 1982

- I found myself thinking sociologically when I realized that equality in Canada is less practiced as what the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982 claims. In this constitution, it is stated that every individual should be treated equally regardless of their race, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, age, and any disability; however, in reality, individuals experience inequality in the form of racism throughout the Canadian society. For instance, a few months ago, a black male was asked to leave the St....   [tags: Canadian Politics]

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Historical Periods of Canadian History

- Organizing a topic as diverse as Canadian history into periods is challenging. Canadian history spans hundreds of years, covers events from varying points of views, and contains dimensions of culture, theme, and politics. To understand how to organize history logically into periods, it is helpful to refer to Canadian history sources. Two history texts by Bumstead and Silver will be considered. The manner in which they organize Canadian history into logical and comprehensive periods will be taken into account....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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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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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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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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The American Influence in Canadian Popular Culture

- Many people might have a diverse opinion on the extend of the American cultural influence on Canada, but the truth is, these two countries share a long common border, they use frequently the same language, they watch the same movies, listen to the same music and collaborate on other numerous levels, including economic and political activity. In this paper, I would like to show the extent of the influence on Canadian popular culture that comes from the United States. For my analysis I have chosen four segments of popular culture: television, printed media, music and films....   [tags: canadian film]

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The Canadian Culture

- Culture can be defined as the behaviours and belief characteristics of a particular social, ethnic, or age group. Every country has its own special way of life. Canada’s in particular can be considered unique because Canada is a cultural mosaic, which allows elements of many cultures to be integrated into one. Canada’s culture has many influences because the numerous people who immigrate here are encouraged to keep their culture. These immigrants also teach the people they meet when they move here about their own ways of life....   [tags: Canadian Culture, Canada,]

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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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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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The Issue Of The Canadian Constitution

- The Canadian Constitution has gone through many significant changes during the time of history. One of the most significant of these changes was the Charter Of The Rights (1982). The Charter clearly stated many important freedoms that each and every one was entitled to. Still the charter contained some sections that were concerning for many scholars and to a very great extent even the general population too. These sections namely were Section 1(limitation clause) and Section 33 (Notwithstanding clause)....   [tags: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms]

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Multiculturalism and the Canadian identity

- Multiculturalism and the Canadian identity. Introduction What is Canada. What is a Canadian. Canada, to employ Voltaire's analogy, is nothing but “a few acres of snow.”. Of course, the philosopher spoke of New France, when he made that analogy. More recently, a former Prime Minister, Joe Clark, said that the country was nothing but a “community of communities”. Both these images have helped us, in one way or another, try to interpret what could define this country. On the other hand, a Canadian could be a beer, a hockey-playing beaver or even a canoe floating in a summer day's sunset....   [tags: Religious Symbol, Canadian Culture]

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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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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 Charter Of Rights And Freedoms

- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms The repatriation of the Constitution and the addition of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982 have had a tremendous influence on federalism in Canada. While this was created by the Canadian government, enforcing it and holding people accountable to it is the role of the judicial system. Of course, this means that much like the rest of the Constitution, the Charter is able to be interpreted by judges. Going back to the living tree doctrine of judicial decision making mentioned earlier, judges are given the leeway to make their own decisions based on numerous factors instead of just on the laws themselves and what the authors initiall...   [tags: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canada]

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Louis St. Laurent: A Politician in Canadian History

- Canadian history consists of many memorable moments, including many great leaders that helped Canada become what it is today, like the well-known Louis St. Laurent. He was born on Feb. 1st, 1882 in Compton, Quebec, and died on July 25, 1973 in Quebec City (Coucil, 13). Louis St. Laurent was raised in a mixed family, with a French - speaking father, and English - speaking Irish mother, and was fluently bilingual. He studied many years in law, where he graduated from law school, at Laval University in 1914, and had been a successful corporation lawyer (“St-Stephen, St....   [tags: Canadian History]

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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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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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Canadian History

- In Canadian history it is quite evident we are influenced heavily by the much stronger nations around us. Therefore our own content in Canada is sometimes overshadowed by other cultures, specifically with regards to the United States who have a big influence on our cultural industries. Pierre Trudeau expressed the feeling Canadians have with this co-existence, "Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly or temperate the beast, one is affected by every twitch and grunt." Some may argue that Canada should not continue to develop regulations to protect its cultural industries....   [tags: Canadian Culture]

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Canadian History: Lester Bowles Pearson

- ... Diefenbaker, the leader of the Conservative party insisted on incorporating the union jack, but the Liberals and NDP disagreed. This is what made Pearson such an important figure to Canadians—he didn’t stop or give up. Lester Pearson kept moving forward because he knew it would be for the better. Canadians were given a chance to show their own designs. Over 5,900 alternative designs were submitted (www.cbc.ca). A man by the name of George Stanley designed one with a leaf in the middle with red bars on either side....   [tags: canadian flag, commission on bilingualism]

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The Canadian Human Rights Act

- The Canadian Human Rights Act Human Rights are fundamentally important principles and morals that help shape and define the standard conduct of human behaviour. In Canada, human rights are outlined and coded in the Canadian Human Rights Act. The act has been in effect since it was passed in 1977 by the Parliament of Canada. The purpose of the act is to protect individuals from discrimination as well as any discriminatory practices that are based on prohibited grounds. These prohibited grounds of discrimination include; Race, National/Ethnic Colour, Religion, Age, Sex, Martial Status, Family Status, Sexual Orientation, Disability, and Conviction....   [tags: Discrimination, Law, Canadian Human Rights Act]

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Co-ethnic Canadian Employee-Employer Relationships

- As currently understood, the primary and secondary sectors of the general labour market coexist within an immigrant-owned business sector in which immigrants work either as employees of co-ethnics or as entrepreneurs (Light, Sabagh, Bozorgmehr and Der-Martirosian, 1994). A recent study shows that about ten percent of all non-French and non-British immigrants, residing in Canada’s largest metropolitans, work at places where they share a common ethnic origin with most of their co-workers (Hou, 2009)....   [tags: canadian studies]

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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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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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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 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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Crafting a Canadian Imagination: A Juxtaposition of Baseland and Hinterland Experiences

- Crafting a Canadian Imagination: A Juxtaposition of Baseland and Hinterland Experiences Establishing a uniquely Canadian imagination has traditionally been regarded as a difficult task, as it hopes to craft a form of literature that places Canadian authors outside of the realm of influence of its early colonial European establishment, and more recent American convergence. However, it is possible to extrapolate an idiosyncratic identity that is not formed as a product of the difference between Canadian authors and their European or American powers, but rather through examining the ways in which these impacts have helped inform authors in creating literature which adheres to prevailing forms,...   [tags: Canadian literature, baseland poems]

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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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Alice Munro – A Master of Canadian Short Story

- Introduction: All of us have read or heard many stories. They may be funny, sad, interesting or the other perceptions of man. The main elements of a short story consist of plot, characterisation, narrative technique, theme, tone, language, setting and atmosphere. The short story in Canada really developed in the late 19th century. Making a slow start in the 1830s, it picked up in the mid-nineteenth century when newspapers and magazines gave a fillip to its publication. A question often asked is what makes a short story specifically Canadian....   [tags: Canadian literature, female authors]

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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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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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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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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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Communication Technology and Canadian Identity

- Communication Technology and Canadian Identity Introduction We are in the middle of a global information revolution driven by the rise and convergence of information and communication technologies. The telecommunications sector is changing at warp speed, driven by technological innovation that results in new fragmenting and regionalizing entity. I will examine some of the many forms of cultural fragmentation that take place due to the structure of Canada’s mass media industry. First I will discuss in general basic information about the Internet being a very strong communication tool and then discuss communication technology in the Canadian context....   [tags: Canadian Culture Essays]

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Americanization and Canadian Culture

- Americanization and Canadian Culture Gaëtan Tremblay is a professor at the University in Quebec in Montreal. As a concerned Quebecois, He wrote an article which discusses the Americanization of Canada, in particular Quebec. Tremblay seems to have a strong stand point about the future of Quebec. Using statistical and literary evidence, primary and secondary sources, he attempts to support his argument that Quebec is a victim of American cultural colonization. Tremblay fears that Canadian culture is going to disappear as a result of the Canadian-American Free Trade Agreement....   [tags: Canadian Culture Essays]

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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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Is Canadian Culture Doomed to Become American?

- Is Canadian Culture Doomed to Become American. As Alvin Toffler once said, “The wider any culture is spread, the thinner it gets”1. Such holds true for the American culture, which is not only a dominating factor in its own internal market and known domestically but also a dictating force in countries around the world on the global scale, and the first on their list – Canada. This issue of cultural imperialism is touched upon by Gaëtan Tremblay in his article, “Is Quebec Culture Doomed to Become American?” Although Tremblay talks about the American culture’s influence on Canada as a whole, his main concern in this article is Quebec, which is in a separate league than the rest of Canada due...   [tags: Canadian Culture Essays]

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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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The Second American Revolution": Expressions of Canadian Identity in News Coverage at the Outbreak of the United States Civil War

- In this paper, I will discuss Brian Gabrial’s article, “The Second Revolution”: Expressions of Canadian Identity in News Coverage at the Outbreak of the United States Civil War. Gabrial’s article is about how the Canadian identity was challenged by the American Civil War. In particular, he argues that Canadian identity is significant in five important themes: the importance of British identity, antipathy toward Americanism and suspicion of American democracy, a well-grounded fear of American militarism, a patronizing sympathy for Americans in crisis and liberal and conservative political threads....   [tags: article analysis, canadian identity]

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Article Analysis of Gregory Wigmore's Before the Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom in the Canadian-American Borderland

- Gregory Wigmore’s article Before the Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom in the Canadian-American Borderland covers the main theme of local history during the 19th century in Detroit and Windsor. In particular, Wigmore looks at how the Detroit River served as an escape route between the transnational borders for slaves living on both sides of the river. Wigmore explores how the border was the godsend for the slaves because a simple cross across the river would allow them their freedom. Wigmore’s main focus is the many factors and laws that happened between the 1810’s and the 1820’s that played an important role in this freedom....   [tags: canadian-american, slavery, border]

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Canadian Stock Market Value Measurement

- VALUE MEASUREMENT INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to understand the Canadian stock market and valuing stock prices of the following six Canadian companies: Bank of Montreal, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Tire, Sears, Husky Energy, and Petrol Canada. We have used ten years of data to examine the prices of these six Canadian companies under the Security Market Line theory. The stock prices of these companies have been taken from Yahoo finance and MSN finance. The simple linear regression method was used to calculate risk premium and beta....   [tags: Marketing Canadian Stock Market Valuation]

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Canadian Culture

- Canadian Culture Canada is one of two countries located in North America and is the second largest country in the world. It is situated just north of the United States and constitutes the northern part of the country, excluding Alaska. Over the years Canada's culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, mainly that of the French and British. Canadian culture has also been influenced by the countries' first people, the Aboriginals, as well as the newer immigrated population (Wikipedia, 2007)....   [tags: Culture Anthropology Canada Canadian]

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Themes in Austin Clarke's short story Canadian Experience

- "Oh, Canada, glorious and free!" these words from Canada's national anthem draw many immigrants to "the true North strong and free." Austin Clarke's short story "Canadian Experience," portrays the struggles of a Barbadian man who has moved to Toronto, Ontario Canada - against the wishes of his father - to find his fortune. Clarke does not name the principal character until closer to the end of the story. He has had to change who he is to make a meaningful life in Canada. George struggles with the fact that "he is ready for bigger things" but is finding it difficult to reach his goal....   [tags: Austin Clarke Canadian Experience]

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Charles Marius Barbeau’s Ethnography and the Canadian Folklore

- Charles Marius Barbeau’s Ethnography and the Canadian Folklore Born on 5 March 1883, in Sainte-Marie-de-Bauce, Charles Marius Barbeau is widely seen as the first Canadian educated anthropologist. He graduated from Université Laval in Québec, from his studies of law, in 1907; he never practised law. Upon graduating, Marius was awarded – as the first French-Canadian recipient – the Cecil Rhodes scholarship which allowed him to study at Oxford University where he was introduced to the emerging field of Anthropology....   [tags: Ethnography Canadian Folklore]

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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-Aboriginals

- Aboriginal-Canadians have an excessive history of mistreatment and discrimination in Canada. Europeans considered Canada’s First Nations as savages, eventually residential schools were created which in extreme cases were comparable to Prisoner of War camps. According to Evelyn Kallen, “Substandard housing breeding disease and death, closed schools due to lack of teachers, heat, and/or running water are only two examples of continuing, dehumanizing life conditions on many reserves” (198). Although, extensive improvements have been made to reservations and Aboriginal rights, more improvement remains necessary....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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Canadian Literature : The Canadian Fiction

- Though the term Canadian Literature typically refers to a canon of works selected to represent what has become Canadian culture over the course of the country’s young history, the Canadian story has existed long before there existed a canon. Thus the Canadian myth is of equal importance to the Canadian literary identity as the literature chosen to be a part of the Canadian literary canon. But how does Canadian mythology contribute to the literary landscape when so little of is has been written down....   [tags: Novel, Literature, Storytelling, Fiction]

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Canadian Restitution of Japanese Canadians

- Canada’s restitution of Japanese Canadians for their internment is not sufficient for the pain and suffering experience The Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedom today are well known internationally for encouraging multiculturalism, protecting individual rights and being inclusive of immigrants and refugees from other countries. Unfortunately, Canadian policies were very different several decades ago as they had a surprising history of discrimination and racism, especially towards Japanese Canadians....   [tags: human rights, history, WWII]

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Discipline vs Democracy: Party Discipline in Canadian Politics

- Canada has been claimed to be a country of democracy and fairness, where majority rules and everyone gets a say. Though this is evident in some areas of Canada, in The House of Commons and in the political background it is not. Members of Parliament are not as powerful as they are said to be and due to party discipline, the amount of power they actually have is very limited. Party discipline has taken Members of Parliament and trained them to obey whatever the leader of the Party and their whips say, just like seals....   [tags: Canadian Political Essays]

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Canadian Culture And Canadian American Culture

- Introduction As a born and raised Canadian, I do not see many dissimilarities between the American and Canadian cultures. This may be a direct result of American pop-culture (television, books, and magazines) making its way to Canadian citizens. Now studying this case, I feel rather guilty for not taking responsibility of researching and learning more about my Canadian culture, and just adopting what I’ve been exposed to over the last several years. I now understand the motives behind the U.S.-Canadian magazine dispute, and the efforts of the Canadian Governmental Committee to help Canadians adopt and understand a sense of their own culture....   [tags: Culture, Canada]

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Canadian Domain As A Canadian Province Of Quebec

- Introduction Quebec is the largest Canadian province, with the second largest population and economy after that of Ontario. Historically, the province of Quebec presents a unique frontier for the analysis of Anglo-French relations. It is important to note that Canadian domain as a whole was principally an extension of France until the British forces led by Jeremy Amherst took hold o Montreal in 1760. The 1763 signing of the Treaty o Paris essentially sealed this acquisition of Canada by the Great Britain....   [tags: Quebec, Canada, Constitution Act, 1867]

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Canadian National Identity: Native Canadians

- ... These were two of the many restrictions the students had to face. Breaking one of the rules would mean being starved, humiliated, or emotionally and physically abused. To name the few, witnessing cultural practices would result to sticking needles in their tongues, or a beating with a leather whip. Many results after the schools' closing suggested that some children even experienced sexual abuse. The environment the kids spent their childhoods in was poor. Diseases spread from the unsanitary conditions and were given improper care....   [tags: aboriginal culture, languages]

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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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Korea and the Canadian Navy - The role of the Canadian Navy

- The Royal Canadian Navy with over a century of service under its belt has always answered its call to duty. In particular on the 30th of July 1950 [1],[5], the Royal Canadian Navy received its orders to deploy part of its fleet to Japan to assist their allies in an arising conflict in Korea. The previous month, on the 24th of June 1950, the heightened tensions in the Korean peninsula boiled over and the tiny boarder town of Ongijin was shelled heavily as the early dawn light broke the horizon [1],[5]....   [tags: korean war, UN force, naval operations]

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A Vote for Canadian Content Regulations

- 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....   [tags: media industry, canada, regulations]

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Mr. Sub As A Canadian Restaurant

- Mr. Sub is a Canadian restaurant, originally called Mr. Submarine before the 1990s has over 300 locations all over Canada as well as internationally as of last year. Their first store was opened in 1968 in Toronto’s 130 Yorkville avenue, which was then known as the ‘hippie’ area. Later in 1972, Mr. Submarine officially became Mr. Sub and then was bought by the MTY Food Group Inc. in 2011 (Mr. Sub). This commercial “Truly Canadian” produced by Mr. Sub TV mobilizes many ideas surrounding Canadian identity....   [tags: Canada, Ontario, National symbols of Canada]

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Canadian Democracy: Veiws Of Canadians

- Strengthening Canadian Democracy The views of Canadians In the report by Paul Howe and David Northrup titled, “Strengthening Canadian Democracy: the Views of Canadians” Policy Matters 1:5, Canadians attitudes towards government including questions about electoral system reform, representation and the rate of veter turnout.(Howe & Northrup, 2000) After reading, this report it is clear that many Canadians find many issues of their government to be unacceptable. One of the most menacing concerns is in the form that government attains office....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Canadian Magazine Dispute : Canada

- The Canadian Magazine Dispute began when Canada’s attempts to protect its culture through the production of magazines turned into a trade dispute with the United States. Canada tried to protect their culture through magazine production by establishing tariffs and prohibitions on foreign magazines. This caused American magazine producers to begin creating split-run editions of Canadian magazines. In 1995, Canada raised taxes on spilt-run publications which violated the World Trade Organization’s principle of non-discrimination between foreign and domestic producers.(www.globalization101.org) When the WTO ruled Canada tax on foreign publications was discriminatory Canada accepted the decision...   [tags: Canada, Ontario, Monarchy of Canada]

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Native Canadians

- Throughout Canadian history, there has always been one group of people who have always been dealt the worst hand. The Native Canadians have been oppressed and forced into assimilation it the Canadian culture for hundreds of years. Through out time, Canada has changed the way they treat the natives. However, the Canadian Government has not been effective at improving the position of Native Canadians. Those who survived Canadian residential schools, lived on Native reserves or have been involved in any Native affairs issue is proof that Canada has not been improving the position of Native Canadians....   [tags: Canada, culture, canadian government ]

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The Effect Of The Canadian Born Women

- The Employment Equity Act in Canada was authorized by the federal government and was established in 1986. This Act was constructed for employers in order to take down the barriers from employment that burdens women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities. The Act embraces treating people the same way as everyone else, unless special accommodations are needed. Regardless of the existence of this act there still remains a glass ceiling which metaphorically restricts women from equal opportunity in management and executive positions....   [tags: Employment, Management, Gender, Sexism]

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The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative

- THE CANADIAN HIV VACCINE INITIATIVE Description- The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative is a Canada based body, which works for the progress of HIV vaccines and testing method, at a global level. Though this organization was established by the Ministry of Canada, it involves enough cooperation and interactivity from other international organizations too. ________________________________________________________________________ Keywords- Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative, Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiatives, CHVI, Canadian Ministry HIV Vaccine Initiative, Initiatives by Canada towards AIDS, Canada Ministry’s initiatives for AIDS, HIV in Canada, Canada fighting HIV, Goals of the Canadian HIV Vaccine I...   [tags: Health Care]

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The War Of The Royal Canadian Navy

- The Second World War was a prominent time for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), as they would later be known for the impact they made on Canada’s war effort. The defeating of German U-boats became top priority for the RCN. This led to a tremendous amount of sunken U-boats by the RCN—more than 30 were sunk. Recruitment for the RCN became easier as enlistment expanded from 350 sailors to 5,000 sailors from 1914-1918. As WWII approached, “the Royal Canadian Navy grew to become the world’s third largest [Navy] after only the US and the UK” (Wilson, 2012)....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Canada]

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The Movement Of The Canadian Society

- American philosopher Allan Bloom referred to education as the “movement from darkness to light”, inferring that without education we can never truly understand the world. However, the apparent individualist mindset of our collective Canadian society has placed a greater value on the income of those running educational institutes than those attending those same institutes. Consequently, Canadian students are beginning to revolt against the heinous fees and the response to these complaints are usually one of three standard statements: if it was possible it would have been done already, education gives a competitive edge which you must pay for or that there are funding options available to stud...   [tags: Education, Higher education, United Nations]

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Immigration And The Canadian Immigration Policy

- Immigration has played a large role in Canada’s history, and essentially has crafted the Canadian identity. Each time Canada’s immigration policy changed so did the flow and contextual backdrop of immigrants and thus the uniqueness of Canada (Passaris, 1998). Canadian immigration and essentially immigration policy is a multifaceted composition of an interrelated “set of guidelines, regulations and actions by government agents” (Green & Green, 2004). The economic forces of immigration have played a large role in influencing Canadian immigration policies over Canada’s large and vast immigration history and three major intentions are emphasized....   [tags: Immigration, Immigration to the United States]

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The Issue Of The Canadian Civil Code

- How are Canadian values to be defined. Given that Canada is a multicultural society with religious freedom enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, how is it reconciled with cultural norms that deviate from Canadian values. Honour killings are a headline feature on the news in Canada even today, where murder is a clear violation of both the Canadian criminal code as well as the fundamental values Canadians hold dear. In this paper, I will argue that while religious freedom is a feature of the Charter and honour killings may be tolerated under certain foreign cultures, not only is murder an offence under Canadian law; there is a categorical imperative that murder is wrong....   [tags: Murder, Homicide, Crime of passion, Manslaughter]

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The Fathers Of The Canadian Government

- The fathers of confederation in Canada’s beginning stages had a very specific mindset while creating the country in which we know today; to create an empire without following in the same footsteps as our neighbours the United States of America. Throughout this essay this statement will be proven by delving into the relations these both countries hold with their predecessor; England, by discovering their constitutional differences, and by analyzing matters surrounding the different uses of division of power....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution, Canada]

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Reforming the Canadian Electoral System

- Although Canadian electoral system has always undergone periodic reforms, new challenges always accompany electoral changes and therefore the system should be consistently reformed to meet new circumstances.The current electoral system in Canada is a product of a series of electoral changes that have always taken place since the foundation of the Canadian confederation in the mid 1880s. During the early years, the rights of individuals to vote were significantly limited as only white males had the right to vote but only after meeting certain requirements....   [tags: International Government ]

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Nationalism in Quebec and Canadian Politics

- During the twentieth century, Canada as a nation witnessed and endured several historical events that have had a deep and profound influence on Canadian politics. The most influential and constant force in twentieth century Canadian politics has been the increasing power and command of Quebec nationalism and the influence it has had on Canadian politics today. Quebec nationalism has shaped the structure and dynamics of Canadian federalism from a centralized to a decentralized form of federal government (Beland and Lecours 2010, 423)....   [tags: International Politics ]

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Turner and The Royal Canadian Legion

- It was blustery and cool with showers on the day Canadians gathered at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Vimy Day in 2010 to honour the passing of the last Canadian First World War veteran, George Babcock. A snow shower just before the ceremony was a modest reminder of the snow and sleet the soldiers endured in the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. As a central part of the ceremony, Babcock’s descendants passed the flame of remembrance to the leaders of the Army and Navy Veterans (ANV) and the Royal Canadian Legion, as the representatives of the veterans who sacrificed for Canada in its wars....   [tags: Military History]

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The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms

- Elaine Craig holds that a law degree from Trinity Western University (hereafter referred to as TWU) should not be accepted on the grounds that the lawyers it produces would not have adequate respect for human rights. First, Craig 's argument for why the Federation of Law Societies ' (hereinafter the Federation) “decision to deny TWU’s application would be upheld as reasonable by the courts” will be explicated (2013, p. 152). Secondly, her view will be evaluated in terms of whether the human rights and interests of Canadians would be at risk if law graduates from TWU were permitted to practice law upon graduation....   [tags: Law, Lawyer, Human rights, Bar association]

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