Canada and the Fight for Culture Canada was one just a part of the British empire and when they finally moved away from Britian they didn’t want to rely on them anymore so they started relying more on the United States . It started with economics and eventually led to Canadians following the American culture. Since 1945 the Canadian government has initiated policies and programs to protect Canadian culture from the Americans and thus Canada has become more culturally independent. The Canadian government made three different groups to help protect the Canadian culture; they are the National film board of Canada (NFB), the Canadian Radio- Television Commission (CRTC), and The Canadian Broadcasting cooperation (CBC). The National film board of Canada was founded in 1939 and is recognized as one of the world’s best creative laboratories.  It is Canada’s public film producer and distributor; it produces documentaries, animation, alternative dramas and digital media productions.  In total the national film board has produced over thirteen thousand productions since 1939 and has won over five thousand awards. The national film board of Canada is a government made organization and they must report to the parliament of Canada. The NFB has a French and English branch to promote Canadian culture and to protect it. This organization has many different purposes over the years. At first they were trying to protect the Canadian culture and now they are promoting Canadian heritage. The national film board never showed American films, documentaries or animations and thus helping Canada become more culturally independent because of the government’s actions. When the parliament first formed the royal commissions on broadcasting it recommended that Canada have a national broadcast network and it would be called The Canadian Radio– Television commission.  The Canadian Radio- Television Commission is an independent public organization that regulates and supervises the Canadian broadcasting systems. As an independent organization they work to serve the needs and interests of many people such as citizens, industries, interest groups and the government.  This group was made to protect the Canadian culture. It started with the Fowler report when they rejected the idea that the Canadian Broadcasting Cooperation should be responsible for all Canadian content and that private broadcasting companies should be able to air whatever they want, including all American programs.  The organization allows the government to protect Canadian culture by regulating the media that airs in radio, television and print. In the 1960s the board of broadcast governors demanded that by the end of 1962 that fifty – five percent of television shows shown in Canada would be of Canadian origin. This did not happen at first because of protest from privately owned stations but in 1965 the private networks began to make good profit and the Fowler committee on broadcasting said they were not showing enough Canadian shows there for the CRTC set rules in 1968 for the whole industry.  This all shows how the government was trying to protect American culture and lead us to become culturally independent. The Canadian Broadcasting cooperation is the oldest broadcasting network in Canada and is recognized as one of Canada greatest cultural institutions.  The CBC radio was created to draw Canadian listeners away from American stations because most Canadians that lived within 160 kilometres from the Canadian – American boarder could pick up steady radio stations and would listen to American dramas and comedies.  On January 1rst 1941 CBC news service was formally opened and made to draw…
DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCY STATUS (ENTERING CANADA)
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* Canada is often described as a multicultural nation. This means that Canadians are not of any one cultural background, race or heritage. Instead, Canadians today reflect a vast diversity of cultural heritages and racial groups. Canada is truly a multicultural country as Canada ensures that all citizens can keep their identities, can take pride in their ancestry and have a sense of belonging. As more and more immigrants come to Canada searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes…
Fight Night Champion is a boxing video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. It is the fifth entry in theFight Night series and was released on March 1, 2011 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game takes a drastic turn from its predecessors, depicting a "grittier", "darker" setting with animations and player damage that "truly conveys the brutality of the sport of boxing."
The game was officially revealed on 7 July 2010 at an EA Sports studio showcase. The…
Week 4: Essay 2
Sierra Leone and Canada
According to World Health Organization (WHO) statics shows, “every day in 2010, about 800 women died due to complications of pregnancy and child birth, including severe bleeding after childbirth, infections, hypertensive disorders, and unsafe abortions.” (www.Who.Int) Not all countries or regions are rich, but not all countries or regions are either poor. Some countries rank the richest materials but do not focus on the health…
Explain the significance of the following terms, people and/or events on Canada or Canadians in the 1920s.
* Spanish Flu Epidemic
* Winnipeg General Strike
* One Big Union
* King-Byng Affair
* Chanak Crisis
* Halibut Treaty
* Nellie McClung
* Alice Jamieson
* Emily Murphy
* Agnes Macphail
* Women’s Christian Temperance Union
* Famous Five/Alberta Five
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“I can’t wait until we get to New Zealand,” exclaimed Thomas. “The world cup is going to be awesome; my aunty got…
My family was admitted to Canada when I was in my first year of university and I was expected to continue my studies there. As I was very satisfied with my life in China, studying abroad did not interest me at all. I was upset that I had to leave and argued with my parents about it. However, living in Canada has had unexpected benefits in that I have learned to be more independent, rediscovered my motivation for learning, and become much more relaxed.
Living in Canada has required me to become…
America is famously known to have gained its independence in the American Revolution by breaking free from British rule. Canada on the other hand, gained its independence through evolution instead of revolution. It wasn’t until after World War II that Canada became the stable political and economic country that it is today. Canada’s governmental structure is a Liberal Democracy which is a representative democracy under a parliamentary system; the Prime Minister is the head of the government…
industry in Canada. Religious and Feminist groups were concerned about the harmful effects regarding the danger and degradation of women. The opposition to this movement was that pornography was a freedom of expression and sexual orientation. This brought about many political debates and controversies about what is ethically right and what is a personal freedom. This created many problems for the Canadian government on how to legislate pornography and up hold the Common Rights of Canada.
Understanding the Causes of Social Issues in Canada
Each year, United Ways and Centraides raise upwards of $480 million, the majority of which is reinvested in local communities to support programs and services (“United Way”). According to the article, “United Way Mission”, it explains how the United Way helps neighboring communities that need financial and emotional support. The article explains how community's volunteer and financial resources are mobilized to meet urgent human needs and improve…