Essays Tagged: "Canadian identity"

Canada - of the United States of America

CANADA - OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAThe Canadian identity has always been difficult to define. We, as Canadians, have continued to defineour ... ational history andtradition. This is ironic since the United States is continuing to be allowed by Canadians to take over our economyand literally buy our country. Culturally Canada has its own disti ... , free trade. All in all we have our own government, our ownflag, our own anthem; but are we really Canadian or a not quite United State of America?In Canada, strong government involvement plays an im ...

(10 pages) 245 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Canadian Identity. A personal comparison of Canada and the U.S

1: The Canadian Identity is the stuff that all Canadian's have incommon, it's like we invented hockey so th ... .s. took that away from usby exploting it and saying that because the man was in the U.s. it was notCanadian, but for the people that know they realize that our identity is fallingapart because the U. ... have less pollution and free health care forthat matter. Most of the popular sports know in days us Canadian'sinvented even though the U.s. tries to say they might have, we aremore of a free country t ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Canada - of the United States of America

CANADA - OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAThe Canadian identity has always been difficult to define. We, as Canadians, have continued to defineour ... ational history andtradition. This is ironic since the United States is continuing to be allowed by Canadians to take over our economyand literally buy our country. Culturally Canada has its own disti ... , free trade. All in all we have our own government, our ownflag, our own anthem; but are we really Canadian or a not quite United State of America?In Canada, strong government involvement plays an im ...

(10 pages) 187 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

A look on the Canadian Identity as a Canadian citizen and what it means to me.

and when I told him, "Canada," he simply smirked and looked away. I asked him what he thought about Canadians and he replied, "Why does it matter what I think? Don't you know who you are?" I was quite ... was quite surprised with his response because I thought I knew who I was, so I simply stated "I am Canadian". Although, now that I think about it, simply stating that I am Canadian doesn't stand up a ...

(5 pages) 152 0 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Political Fumble: The War Measures Act, the implications of the institution of the war measures act of 1970 by former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

Political fallacies are a prominent aspect of the Canadian political landscape, from John A. Macdonald?s railway scandal, to the recent significant un ... omise . Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Canada?s most popular Prime Minister, left a significant mark on the Canadian landscape. A trademark for change, Trudeau opened Canada?s borders to new arrivals, sociali ... eau opened Canada?s borders to new arrivals, socialized government agencies and strived to create a Canadian identity which is not so similar to the United States by embracing the founding peoples of ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Multiculturalism in Canada.

f its people. Because Canada has so many different cultural groups, the ideas of what makes a true Canadian are not all common amongst Canadians. The issue of multiculturalism is spreading throughou ... sm is spreading throughout Canada and all the different cultures have distorted the real meaning of Canadian identity. When someone asks a Canadian what his nationality is, he doesn't reply, "Canadi ...

(2 pages) 75 1 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Our Canadian Identity

There is a Canadian identity. Canada is influenced by my other countries on many levels (mainly the United Stat ... lot of new ideas and beliefs are brought into Canada from other countries, but that is part of our Canadian identity. Our Canadian identity is always changing and growing, we're very versatile and th ... Canadian identity is always changing and growing, we're very versatile and that's part of what our Canadian identity is. Other countries know us for being very multicultural and accepting.There is al ...

(1 pages) 32 0 2.3 Nov/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Canadian Vs American Identity

by means of people socially interacting (Hiller 1976). Determining whether or not there is a unique Canadian identity has been a struggle since the conception of the nation back in 1867, and with good ... and the existence of an identity" (Hiller p.155). In order to conclude that there is a unique Canadian identity, it is necessary to see past the irony in which such a conclusion is reached. The ...

(20 pages) 55 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Sponsorship Scandal

events in the following years would lead to the resurgence of the sovereigntist cause. In 1982, the Canadian Constitution was patriated, though the Québec government did not sign onto this docu ... .42% voting "Yes". Though the people of Québec voted, by the narrowest of margins, to remain Canadians, the referendum provoked questions about Canadian identity and Quebec's place in Confedera ...

(10 pages) 26 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Extent of Immigration on Canadian History

vast amount of immigration over hundreds of years. But to what extent has this immigration defined Canadian identity? Immigration has played a key role in shaping and forming Canadian identity. It is ... ant culture that has been brought to Canada. One example of this is what the English contributed to Canadian identity. With them they brought a system of government which Canada uses today, as well as ...

(4 pages) 22 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

Rohiston Mistry - Squatter

encounters problems and struggles to adapt to the new nation and find his identity as a full, true, Canadian. Sarosh managed to adopt most of Western culture but he could not go to the bathroom withou ... mself to push and grunt, grunt and push." This caused him great anxiety and the complete, unaltered Canadian identity that he longed for was elusive. Thus he uses his failed attempts to use the wester ...

(1 pages) 6461 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Canadian Mosaic

re and language in particular. For me, this impression is not a hindrance in developing distinctive Canadian identity. In fact speakers and writers never get tired of praising the condition in which e ... ed of praising the condition in which ethnic groups can preserve their uniqueness and yet live as a Canadian (Burnett 66). This mosaic idea will be distinctively Canadian as long as its two components ...

(9 pages) 17 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Innis's Screen Capitalism

What it means to be Canadian has been continually moulded for years upon years. For Gerald Friesen, it has been a growin ... After centuries of immigration and new settlements developing in their respected regions, the word Canadian has been gradually changed throughout the different eras, which as described by Friesen, co ... lism, and screen-capitalism.1 Screen-capitalism was a very recent development in the progression of Canadian society. It “is said to have superseded all previous cultures as a consequence of the ...

(10 pages) 426 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History