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    Canadian Identity

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    The Canadian identity has always been difficult to define. We, as Canadians, have continued to define ourselves by reference to what we are not - American - rather than in terms of our own national history and tradition. This is ironic since the United States is continuing to be allowed by Canadians to take over our economy and literally buy our country. Culturally Canada has its own distinct government and institutions which differ and are better from those in the United States, but economically

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    Canadian Identity

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    that most are positive. Does Canada have a strong national identity? Anyone can see the answer is yes. Just take a look at the facts. For example, we are renowned for our peacekeepers and no other country is considered more peaceful. Without a doubt this is the type of identity we should work to keep. The first thing we should examine is what exactly is meant by “strong national identity”. A very good example of strong national identity is the U.S.. I doubt there is a man on this planet who is not

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    Canadian Identity Test.

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    Canadian Identity Test. 1: The Canadian Identity is the stuff that all Canadian's have in common, it's like we invented hockey so that is considered part of our identity. We also invented Basketball but the U.s. took that away from us by exploting it and saying that because the man was in the U.s. it was not Canadian, but for the people that know they realize that our identity is falling apart because the U.s. is a much bigger country so they have more power. 2: The thing that create

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    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

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    Identity Crisis in Canadian Film Much has been written about the ways in which Canada's state as a nation is, as Peter Harcourt writes, "described" and hence, "imagined" (Harcourt, "The Canadian Nation -- An Unfinished Text", 6) through the cultural products that it produces. Harcourt's terms are justifiably elusive. The familiar concept of "Canadian culture", and hence Canadian cinema, within critical terminology is essentially based on the principle that the ideology of a national identity

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    Borden’s Influence on Canadian Identity The Canadian identity is a mashup of different ethnicities, history and beliefs. It is built up over and evolves with the times. An important time period that shaped the Canadian identity is 1911-1920 the time Sir Robert Borden was held office. Firstly, he managed to introduce Canada on a world stage through his efforts in WW1. Secondly, Borden provided the foundations for a standard of living that we have today as a free and equal country. Finally, Borden

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    American Influence Promotes Canadian Identity

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    From the start of the 1920's, Canadians have faced a considerable amount of threat towards the Canadian culture from it's American neighbours. For Canada, living so close causes a concern on Canadian identity from American implementation, however, being in a close relationship with the States, it has also promoted Canadian culture. An examination of the nation's success with CBC from America's involvement in the airwaves, Canadian nationalism is promoted through Hockey Night in Canada and the establishment

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    The AFL Canadian: Labor, National Identity, and Transnational Discourse 1936-1955 “The American Federation of Labor is an American organization,” declared William Green, president of the AFL, in his 1947 keynote speech, “It believe[d] in American, the fundamental law of the United States, the Constitution, freedom, liberty and democracy. We will have nothing to do with Communism in any shape, or form ... This sixty-sixth convention will redeclare its opposition to Communism and to Communist

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    What is a Canadian? Some may answer by describing typically friendly, polite, maple-loving people who find beavers to be of great importance. The truth is that whether or not others believe it Canadians are more than maple and hockey. ‘Scratch us and we bleed history’ (Waddington). Canadian identity has relations to symbols and object which are significant to the country but it is also greatly impacted by what has occurred in the history of the country. As a matter of fact, many of the things

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    advertisement in November 2012 that reminded consumers of Canadian identity. In addition, this advertisement stars a young man dressed in an all red suit and tie at one point holding a Canadian Flag and in other points, he is seen in a Mounties’ uniform, as a lumberjack and also in a hockey jersey. Not only does this advertisement have visual components of Canadian identity, but it also emphasizes on the politeness of the everyday Canadian through mannerisms like holding the door for others and also

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