Canadian Society

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  • Discrimination In Canadian Society

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    The persecution of visible minorities within contemporary Canadian society has been a longstanding and shameful tradition, that has occurred throughout Canadian history. Canadian history has shown overt and institutional forms of racism, such as legislations that clearly inhibited the rights of visible minorities within Canada. Examples of overt forms of persecution that existed on an institutional level, include the segregation of Aboriginal peoples in residential schools (Palmer & Driedger, 2010)

  • Sexism In Canadian Society

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    regarding sexism but we still have a long way to go. In many situations, society has been one of the reasons for justice regarding equality. An example of this would be in 2003, when Prime Minister Jean Chrétien announced legislation to make same-sex marriages legal and said "There is an evolution in society" (CBC News Canada, 2015). However, we have also been faced with times where society brought us disadvantages. In the Canadian society, we still encounter many forms of sexism. The representation of women

  • Benefits Of Multiculturalism In Canadian Society

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    Summative Essay: Rapid Writing Is Multiculturalism Beneficial for Canadian Society? Today in Canada it is not uncommon to see people of various races, ethnic backgrounds or cultural groups living within a mutual society; commonly known as multiculturalism. Multiculturalism refers to the presence of, or support for the presence of several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society. As the topic becomes more more popular due to news events and social media debates, multiculturalism gets

  • Drugs: A Major Problem In Canadian Society

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    Drugs: A Major Problem In Canadian Society A major problem that exists within Canadian society is the abuse of mind- altering substances. Such narcotics cause not only health problems, but also violent and potentially criminal acts. A mind-altering narcotic can be defined as both the legal and illegal type. The four main categories of drugs are: narcotics, CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, and hallucinogens. Most of these drugs are highly addictive and are usually obtained by prescription or are

  • How Conscription Negatively Impacted Canadian Society

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    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. Conscription negatively impacted Canadian society. This bill stripped away the freedom from Canadian citizens, leaving them

  • Baby Boom Generation Contributes to Canadian Society

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    Contribution to Canadian Society in the 1950s by the Baby Boom Generation In Canada, over 400,000 babies were born annually from 1945 to 1965, which increased Canada’s population rate by 20% (“Canadian”). This period in Canadian history occurred after the Second World War when millions of men returned home to their families or immigrated to other countries with their war brides. Some ended up settling in Canada which dramatically increased the birth rate; their experience and survival of the

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

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    the palms of the U.S, and establish our own defenses. Canadians have always been seen as diverse and independent. If Canadians keep following the ideas of the U.S, Canadians do not deserve that title because Canadians are not being independent. When the U.S asks for something from Canadians, they always seem to get it like with what happened in INCO. Canadians have to establish rules and boundaries and stop giving them everything. When Canadian corporations reach an income of $5,000,000 a year, they

  • My Life Chances within Canadian Society

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    I, as a Chinese-Canadian, with respect to my social location based on race, class, gender, and sexuality, believe that they will affect my life chances in the post-industrial societies such as Canada. First of all, let me briefly describe my family background. I was born in the communist country of China. My family immigrated to Canada in the year of 1992. We were an average income family in China. However, after moving into Canada, we became a family that lies below poverty line. Since my parents

  • Implications of Racism in Canadian Society: R.D.S. v. The Queen

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    Implications of Racism in Canadian Society: R.D.S. v. The Queen "The courtroom is no place to find the truth." This quotation is taken from a Hollywood film, but has a tendency to ring true in legal disputes in Canada involving minority groups. Racism as a component in the Canadian societal context has prevented the realization of truth and justice throughout history. For instance, Donald Marshall Jr. endured a wrongful conviction as a result of racism in the criminal justice system. While

  • Indigenous Economic, Philosophical, and Innovative Contributions to Canadian Society

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    still harbor attitudes of racism towards Indigenous People, forcing them into the margins of society. They are painted in a negative light, instead of being recognized for their achievements. Indigenous Peoples have made major contributions to the economy of Canada, in addition to sharing their beliefs and inventions. Aboriginal people are not acknowledged for their substantial contributions to Canadian society, at least not to the degree that is deserved. There is a fair amount of qualitative research