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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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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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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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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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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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Impact of Global Warming on Canadians

- Global warming is a word you hear so often but many do not know what it is. It is the result of greenhouse gases warming the Earth’s atmosphere due to the thinning of the ozone layer. Canada has a diverse environment and due to global warming, our beautiful environment is constantly being put into danger whether it is our luscious forests, the variety of ecosystems or the magnificent glaciers in the Arctic. There are three factors which are the largest contributors to greenhouse gases which result in global warming and climate change....   [tags: climate change, Nothern hemisphere]

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Canadians in Afghanistan for the Long Haul

- Canadians in Afghanistan for the Long Haul It's not as if the news out of Afghanistan has ever been reassuring. From the deaths of four Canadian soldiers by friendly fire in April 2002, to the suicide attacker who took the life of Cpl. Jamie Murphy, 26, of Conception Harbour, Nfld., in January 2004, to the axe assault early this month that wounded Capt. Trevor Greene - Canada's post-9/11 Afghan missions have provided one jolt of violent news after another. Can there really be a Canadian left who imagines this was ever an old-style PEACEKEEPING mission....   [tags: public opinions, polls]

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Canadians Eat Globally, Not Locally

- Introduction Diet is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats” (para. 1). In terms of this definition, diet can change from not only person to person but country to country. Depending on where you are in this world, you may be putting food on your dinner table that made quite a trip across the world. For the purpose of the food diary assignment, it was mandatory to complete a personal food diary. The food diary contained information on different food I ate over the course of a week, where I bought the food, and where the food or its ingredients came from....   [tags: health, diet]

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Canadians and Their Food Choices

- Locally grown food is important for many reasons. It’s much healthier; it doesn’t have such a negative impact on the environment, not to mention it helps create a community when you buy locally. When you produce and buy locally grown food it strengthens the local economy, which leads to more success as a community. When a community is successful it leads to a stronger, closer-knit group, and that will lead to success in all types of forms. The majority of the food I ate in a week was from Canada, saying a lot about my habits and me....   [tags: diet, local, heritage]

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Political Speech to Canadians

- M: Hello my fellow members. Thank you for this warm welcome. We are very happy to be here with so many friends and terrific candidates. In this election, Canadians have said loud and clear. That too many families can’t make ends meet. That too many seniors are living in poverty. That they have had enough of the same old debates. They deserve better. That is why we should dare to bring about change. Change that is now necessary because Ottawa is running in circles. Because for too long, we have replaced scandals with different scandals, scandals that Canadians could not tolerate anymore....   [tags: work, territories, candidates, lower taxes]

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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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Japanese Canadians

- Many if not most, considered World War II, the most atrocious act of all time. It was viewed as a war of beliefs and ideals. One side, vouching for domination, while another for freedom; One side slaughtering and discriminating due to nationality, race, and religion; the other fighting against for freedom, sovereignty, and peace. In reality, the war was not as black and white as that. Though the Axis Powers did commit heinous Crimes against humanity (I.E Holocaust, Murder of millions, Attempt at world domination etc.), the allies also had their own dark moments....   [tags: Government, Society, Impact]

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Native Canadians

- Media Discourse Involving First Nations People written by York University professors Frances Henry and Carol Tator brings up a very serious topic concerning the discrimination of Native People in the Canadian press. The main point of their article is the fact that the majority of “white people’s newspapers” are biased toward Native Canadians. It is not of course as discriminative as it used to be, but the Canadian media in any of its manifestation still use certain stereotypes on the daily basis....   [tags: Discrimination, Article Anaysis]

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Aboriginal Canadians and The Criminal Justice System

- No community in Canada comes into conflict with criminal justice system officials more disproportionately than Aboriginals (Dickson-Gilmore, 2011, p.77). Indeed, Aboriginal Canadians are often subject to both overt and unintended discrimination from Canadian law enforcement due in large part to institutionalized reputations as chronic substance abusers who are incapable of reform (Dickson-Gilmore, 2011, p.77-78). One of the more startling contemporary examples of this is the case of Frank Paul; a Mi’kmaq Canadian who was left to die in a Vancouver alley by officers of the Vancouver Police Department after being denied refuge in a police “drunk tank”....   [tags: criminal justice, chronic substance abusers]

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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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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 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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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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The War of 1812: Among Americans, Canadians and Native Americans

- Who won the war of 1812. to win a war is no simple task. The War started while the napoleonic wars were going on in europe. The English, whom could not defend canada with much force, the americans realized attacke. So how do you win and lose a war. The definition of win is to be a successful in a result a contest, conflict, bet. have something taken away: to cease to possess or have something such as a job or home. So who was the most successful or which side was impacted more and why was it a large conflict....   [tags: english, land]

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Canadian Government’s Compensations for Japanese Canadians Interments in World War Two

- ... Even though the money from the sales was kept by Custodian of Enemy Alien Property and held in account under the owner’s name, there was no interest and only limited amount of money, hundred dollars per month, was allowed to be taken out by the owner. Moreover, the law did not allow the Japanese Canadians to work if they had money in their account (Hickman & Fukawa, 2011). This prevented Japanese Canadians from building their financial status and getting involved in Canadian economic for many years....   [tags: anti-japanese policies, financial damages]

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Japanese Canadians

- Japanese Internment of WW2 “They spoke of the Japanese Canadians,'; Escott Reid, a special assistant at External Affairs, would recall, “in the way that the Nazi’s would have spoken about Jewish Germans.'; Just like in that statement, I intend to expose you to the ways that the Japanese were wronged by Canadians throughout the Second World War. As well, I intend to prove what I have stated in my thesis statement: After the bombing of Pearl Harbour, the Japanese in Canada were wronged by being torn from their homes to be put into internment camps to serve Canadians through hard labour....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Canadians Working Abroad

- Canadians Working Abroad Throughout the world there are various ways for business to be conducted. Companies have many options at their discretion; one such way is to send an employee to another country as an expatriate (expat). When an expat is sent from Canada to another country, the company and the expat have various steps to consider before the assignment. The employee will be experiencing another country, learning valuable information about their customs, and practicing foreign business. This information can be brought back to the home country and shared with the rest of the firm in an effort to increase international knowledge....   [tags: Business Management]

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Obesity Rates : A Major Concern When Considering The Health Of Canadians

- Obesity rates are significantly increasing in Canada and are a major concern when considering the health of Canadians. Throughout the Society, Individual, and Medicine (SIM) lectures, we learned that a quarter of the Canadian adult population is obese (Imbeault, 2016). Dr. Imbeault (2016) emphasized that when obesity rates from 1981 and 2009 were compared, obesity doubled in most age groups regardless of gender, even in young children. These were shocking numbers and made me realize how important it is for physicians to advocate for healthy nutrition and physical activity....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Medicine, Asthma]

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A Message For Canadians : The World 's Fastest Growing Of A Nation By Putting Their Own Freedom

- A Message to Canadians When change is needed Canadians makes change as a nation by putting their own freedom in their hands, but sometimes when a single person is so uplifting they can have a large scale impact that shakes citizens to their core. The story of, Zunera Ishaq a twenty-nine-year-old women who was banned to wear the niqab a Muslim face covering during the citizenship oath. Zunera born in Pakistan 1986, started to wear the niqab when she turned fifteen years old against her parents’ wishes....   [tags: Muhammad, Qur'an, Islam, Prophets of Islam]

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The Defining Legacy of Vimy Ridge

- Since before the First World War, Canadians have had a long history of weakness, cowardice, and insipidity. Seen as feeble and insignificant, Canada had often been overlooked by the European superpowers; until April 9th 1917. On this day, Canadian Corps completed the task of capturing the once German-held Vimy Ridge. Canadian success is attributed to their communication and precise planning that allowed them to stay one step ahead of the enemy. Canadians created new and innovative tactics that made for a more efficient offensive line....   [tags: battles fought by Canadians]

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Women, Power and Politics by Sylvia Bashevkin

- Introduction The contentious little book titled Women, Power, Politics maintains politics to be devalued, acknowledging the fact that only few people do vote, and women are unable to achieve within the realm of Canadian politics. Sylvia Bashevkin, the author of the book argues that Canadians have a profound unease with women in positions of political authority, what she calls the "women plus power equals discomfort" equation. She evaluates a range of barriers faced by women who enter politics, including the media's biased role of representing the private lives of women in politics, and she wonders why citizens find politics is underrepresented in Canada compared to Belgium....   [tags: canadians, open society]

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European Perception: The Honourable Simon Thomas Frase

- The honourable Simon Thomas Fraser was a Scottish fur trader who was born in the Village of New York on May 20th 1776. Fraser was the eighth child of Captain Simon Fraser, who was the 84th highland regiment, his beautiful mother Isabella Grant was the offspring of the almighty Laird Daldregan. Fraser father came to North America was regiment in 1773, however he was brutally captured and was imprisoned and left there to die after the Battle of Bennington. Simon widowed mother remarried a poverty-stricken servant named Garcia, to be able to support her family....   [tags: canadians, british columbia, capitain]

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Canada's Ongoing Identity Crisis: What Are We Now?

- The Dual Nation Theory took its heading starting in 1960, with the beginning of the sovereignty movement (Gorman, Robert F. 2008. 2018-2020). It truly took off, however, with the Quiet Revolution, where the idea of “maîtres chez nous” and the shift from being a distinct part of Canada to Quebec being a nation in its own right begins to take hold. Québécois nationalism defined Confederation as being an agreement between two peoples: the French and the English. “Quebec constitutes within Canada a distinct society, which includes a French-speaking majority, a unique culture and civil law tradition” (Chotalia, 1993)....   [tags: canada, dual nation theory, canadians]

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The Use of Vitamin B12 in Stroke Prevention and Post Stroke Recovery

- While aging is a natural progression of life, healthy aging is of the upmost importance ensuring the quality of life of elderly people. Often aging can be accompanied by memory loss or confusion. In the past few decades, the study of age related cognitive decline has come to the forefront of the scientific community. Much research has been done to help identify etiology, prevention and treatment. As the mean age of Canadians increases, there is a push to help combat cognitive decline in order to ease the burden on not only the medical community but families as well....   [tags: cognitive degeneration, healthy aging, canadians]

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CANADIANS READING SLANDER

- It is a fact that when reading Slander, some of the techniques used are likely to fascinate its Canadian readers. First, the book has been written by a Canadian author, and as a result its readers are likely to get some Canadian information from it. Second, Mr. Deverell uses this book as a prime example of how talented some Canadian authors can be, by presenting a first person narration from a woman’s point of view. Third, the book makes numerous references to Canada even though most of it is set in the United States of America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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indo-canadians

- Canada is referred to as a multicultural country because it openly accepts new immigrants from around the world (Gabor, 1994; Nodwell and Guppy, 1992). It has been documented that approximately 11.2% of Canada’s total population identify themselves as visible minorities (Varma-Joshi, Baker, and Tanaka, 2004; Fantino and Colak, 2001). Starting a life in a new country not only brings happiness, but also anxiety and a fear of losing one’s identity. Often feelings of being an outsider act as a catalyst for gang related violence and crime, especially in the Indo-Canadian community....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Operation Overload or D-Day

- ... According to the historical records, the three main objectives of Canadians were: “to establish a beachhead along the give miles between Courseulles and St-Aubin-sur-Mer, to push through the gap between Bayeux and Caen, and to penetrate to Carpiquet airfield some eleven miles inland” (“Canada”).The first wave involved soldiers hitting the beaches and overcoming the obstacles as they went into the killing zones of the German gun positions. Despite the heavy casualties in the first wave, the Canadians relentlessly fought their way into the towns and advanced into the Axis territory....   [tags: allied forces, world war I, canadians, germans]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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The Issue Of Black On Black Crime

- Issue of Black on Black Crime First I want to talk about the crime statistics of St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis is numbered the fourth most dangerous city in America, so it’s not only in the top ten, it’s in the top five. Cities are rated by their crime risk index score where 100 means the city’s crime risk equals the national average. From 2003 to 2009 St. Louis crime risk index averaged 530 and this is according to data by Onboard Informatics where they do an analysis of FBI violent and property crime reporting specific to that area....   [tags: Black people, Crime, Gangsta rap, Black Canadians]

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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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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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The Crime Of St. Louis

- First I want to talk about the crime statistics of St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis is numbered the fourth most dangerous city in America, so it’s not only in the top ten, it’s in the top five. Cities are rated by their crime risk index score where 100 means the city’s crime risk equals the national average. From 2003 to 2009 St. Louis crime risk index averaged 530 and this is according to data by Onboard Informatics where they do an analysis of FBI violent and property crime reporting, specific to that area....   [tags: Black people, Crime, White people, Black Canadians]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-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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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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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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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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The Canadian System of Goverment

- Canada’s system of government originated largely from the British model, with varied franchise, political parties, and responsible government as a constitutional monarchy. Early on there was a conservative approach to government and politics, although democracy was clearly lacking. Fast forward to modern Canada, where franchise has been opened to all citizens regardless of race, gender and sex and yet a true picture of democracy is often lacking amongst society. This paper will argue that Canada is a democracy, though it is often compromised in practice by exploring its parameters and problematic elements....   [tags: brisitsh model, constitutional monarchy]

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Canadian Constitution of 1982

- A Constitution is document that states how a country is made. The growth of Canada can be interpreted through the Canadian Constitution, because the Constitution states the equal rights and freedoms of all Canadians, equal distribution of legislative powers, convenient education, and legal stability and accurate predictability. The Canadian Constitution is a very efficient way of looking at the laws and the maintenance of the country, because it describes the structure of Canada, it provides very well legal stability and predictability and the Constitution is very important for Canadians....   [tags: Structure of Canada]

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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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Idle No More: Canadian Aboriginals

- Idle No More: A Critical Exploration of the Six Demands of Idle No More And the Importance of Meaningful Action by the Federal Government On October 15th 2013 the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, released a statement upon the conclusion of his visit to Canada. In his statement, Anaya reveals that “from all I have learned, I can only conclude that Canada faces a crisis when it comes to the situation of indigenous peoples of the country” (2013:8)....   [tags: Canada, indigenous, James Anaya]

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Protectionist Policies and Canadian Trade

- Should We Use Protectionist Trade Policies to Help Shield Canadian Industries from Foreign Competition. Over the last decade, whether or not we should use policies that shield our domestic businesses from the foreign competitors became a concerned issue for Canadians. Some believe that these policies are to be not to be used in Canada, while others think the opposite. Personally, I believe that Canada should terminate protectionism. First, it will decrease Canada’s competitiveness, second, protectionism has already failed, and lastly, even though free trade makes some Canadians lose jobs now, it prevents a worldwide depression....   [tags: International Trade, Canada]

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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 Canadian War Measures Act

- War Measures Act: The War Measures Act was a law passed in 1914 by the Canadian Government in Canada during WWI, amongst many others that the government had passed that allowed the government to take control of communications, establish censorship of transatlantic cables, and organize the militia (Bolotta, Angelo et al. 39). The War Measures Act itself allowed the government to: censor and suppress publications, writing, maps, plans, photographs, communications, and means of communication, arrest, detain, exclude, and deport persons, control harbours, ports, and territorial waters of Canada and the movements of vessels, control the transport of persons and things by land, air, or water contr...   [tags: censorship, human rights, history]

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