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    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

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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

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    The Issues of Neglected Children

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    scarcely more tolerant. “With the ratio of one divorce in four marriages moving towards one in three, we have been forced to look beyond those unexamined assumptions to asses realistically the changing role and changing needs of the family in Canadian society” ( Canadian Council 28). For women, and their children, divorce can often put severe economic hardships on them. Another part of family breakdown can occur when the absence of a male presence or male support to single mother families. “In the years

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    Pierre Trudeau

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    Pierre Trudeau Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, was once described as "A French Canadian proud of his identity and culture, yet a biting critic of French-Canadian society, determined to destroy its mythology and illusions". He has also been identified as "A staunch, upholder of provincial autonomy holding the justice portfolio in the federal government". Such cumulative appraisal and observation made by past fellow bureaucrat provides high testimonial for the ex-Democratic

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    International Migration

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    an important issue within Canadian society, it is not unusual to find that stories or reports that relate to this topic are always presented in the media. However, this is not only raises questions about what is reported but also about how the information is presented or reported. With this in mind, the purpose of this paper will be to select five articles, which ran from October 23rd, 2004 to November 10th, 2044, that deal with international migration issues in a Canadian context and to provide an

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    The History of Kingston Penitentiary

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    Ontario in Ontario, Canada. It has served as the main symbol of punishment in Canadian society. Penitentiary Houses were first created in Great Britain in 1779. It was on June 1, 1835 that Kingston Penitentiary formerly known as the Provincial Penitentiary admitted its first six inmates. It represented a new world of confinement that removed the convict from his community and regimented his life. It introduced society to a new notion of punishment and reform. (Curtis et al, 1985) People expect

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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)

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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

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    Every individual in society is guaranteed a certain amount of protection and equality from the state regardless of their situation or background. Depending on how the terms discrimination and equality are interpreted in the courts will those rights apply. In the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 15 consists of two subsections which will be examined in terms of discrimination within society. As stated in section 15 (1) “Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to

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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

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