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…
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…
concerning conscription and Canada’s relationship with Britain, the Nazi’s, and the political conflicts within Canada caused by diversity. It is evident that regardless of Canada’s view of Adelard, he should be more prominent in the teaching of our history.
Firstly, most evidence points to why Adelard is not a traitor, and is only seen that way by some. Adelard did what was best for Canada, in his opinion. Ultimately every politician does what is best in their opinion, but the problem arises when…
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…
The Origins: Questions for Essay and Presentations
When did the members start arriving in Canada?
Although Italians have prominently been part in the history of Canada as far back as the 15
century, there were still relatively few Italians in Canada. Those who did come during this time
were more like “sojourners” rather than settlers.
The Earliest Italian Contact before steady migration
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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The corporate culture of WestJet Airlines is the most admired in the country, a survey suggests, even after the low-cost carrier publicly admitted earlier this year to spying on arch-rival Air Canada.
Senior executives with Canada's top 1,000 public and private firms cited WestJet more than any other company, selecting it over the Royal Bank of Canada, doughnut icon Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire Corp.
"Culture is an easy thing for WestJet employees to talk about -- that's what…
January 07, 2014
Did the 1920’s roar?
In the 1920’s, Canada definitely had a time of change and excitement as a country and for its citizens. There were a lot of positives and negatives in that time which lead some people to believe whether or not it really does hold up the reputation for being called the roaring twenties. It was only really prosperous and a time of good change for the white citizens so the three reasons as to why the twenties did not roar are because of how the…
* Regional groups into modern humans
* Into North America:
* Indigenous: first people to the area
* Controversial historical area and issue
* 1. Clovis model
* Clovis = New Mexico city
* Clovis culture:
* Clovis model is distinct spear points
* Clovis first = 1st inhabitants of North America
* Arrived by Bering land bridge
* Bering land bridge:
* Where the Bering strait is and the Bering strait…
The Blackfoot Fight to Retain Their Cultural Heritage
“We are members of the ancient line of Blackfoot people going back before time. We are the traditional believers in our ancient ways that were given to us by iits-tsi-pah-ta-pii-op - the Source of Life… and have pledged our lives to live by our old ways and beliefs. We are, however, alive in the modern age and we use the technology of the present era to educate relatives, our friends and ourselves worldwide.” – Long Standing Bear Chief, chief…
3. Mycenaeans were Greek speaking and the Minoans were non-Greek speaking. Because the Mycenaeans were descendants of Middle Helladic people, they did not have a fully unique culture developed, and therefore was easily influenced by the old Minoan civilization (to the south). The Minoan influence on Mycenaean culture is mostly evident in their artwork and writing. For example, the Mycenaeans adopted some similar wall painting styles, types of vases, and seal carving. The Minoans’ Linear A was…