Canada was founded by the British North American Act or the BNA Act which was an act founded by the British Parliament. This was the written contract or rules and regulations which the four founding Provinces (Upper Canada, Lower Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia) had agreed to in conjunction with the British government. The new Canadian government and its citizens also accepted the tradition and rights of the people from the British system as it had been developed over the centuries. Since that time Canada has been able to create a strong and powerful nation. Nation building refers to the process of constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state. This process aims at the unification of the people within the state so that it remains politically stable in the long run. Nation building can involve the use of major infrastructure development to promote social harmony and economic growth within the nation. One significant event which occured in the process of Canadas nation building is the issue of Quebec separatism. Every society experiences at every moment social conflicts social conflicts is ubiquitous. Quebec separatism had a profound impact on Canada as a country but also more importantly it affected Canadas relationship with partnering countries including the United States of America in the late 1970s. As this essay will support, it was an important issue for Canada and relations with the United States of America between the years 1976 and 1980. This issue raised many fears in the United States because the threat of separation in Canada raised the threat of the collapse of unity in he United States. This essay will also support the idea that it was in fact the most important issue impacting the relationship between Canada and the United States in the years between 1976 and 1980. The threat of Quebecs separation came into full effect in 1976, which could not have happened at a worse time for the United States. This was the time of the sharp rising of oil prices, causing oil prices to be on the minds of all Americans including the minds of their leaders. At the time, Jimmy Carter had just become president and he was highly aware of the hidden dangers stemming from the oil price crisis. The problem was that it was leading to a threat in the United States that the nation might also divide in some way. The United States of America was then showing strong divisions between oil producing areas like Texas and consuming areas like the northwest (Lisee 150). The industrial north had been dubbed the rust belt, while the southern states, which were doing very well out of the rise in oil prices, were calling themselves the sun belt (Lisee 150). Therefore America had its own issues to worry about and resolve. The problem for the United States relationship with Canada was that Quebec independence could worsen the tensions, which were threatening to divide the United States. Some analysts thought that if a separation was seen to happen in Canada, which was perceived as a marvel of multicultural reconciliation and tolerance, then it would become much more likely to happen in the United States (Lisee). These sort of tensions in the United States had a long history dating back to the American Civil War, which had made the United States acutely aware that unity could not be taken for granted, not even in a country such as the United States of America with a fairly homogeneous culture (Barry, Dickerson and Gaisford). Tensions about regional sensitivities were especially high at the time. Carter was the first Southerner to go directly into the White House since the Civil War and therefore James Reston wrote that After a hundred years, the US is just beginning to go the other way and bring the American South into the Union under Carter (Lisee 150). Another reason why this issue was so important between Canada and US relations, is that a united Canada would offer a great partnership and more specifically be a…
America and Canada Internment
World War Two was a significant event in our world’s past, to which many nations learned from the events that took place during this difficult time period in history. Among such events was the internment of thousands of Japanese citizens in both Canada and the United States. With the Japanese expansion into China and Hitler’s rise in power within Germany, the world was becoming a very scary place during the 1930’s through the 1940’s. The threat that Hitler and Japan…
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TO: Mr. Supervisor
FROM: Jorag Yaseen
DATE: May 21, 2013
SUBJECT: Moscow, Russia
You should arrive to Moscow, Russia on time to carry on with your trip. The temperature is going to be around 64 degrees Fahrenheit at the time of your arrival. This seems to be the average temperature for this time of the year. Moscow is a very beautiful city with an area of 1,081 square meters and a population of 10.5 million people based on the 2008 Federal State Statics Services…
tutorial name: Gazi Hossain
Due day: 23 August
As economy expansion in recent decades, China becomes a severe threaten to other countries, especially to USA which is the most powerful country in the post-cold war world (Zhao, 2007). China and USA base on opposite political regimes: China is a socialist country embodying Marxist ideology, whereas the USA is a capitalist country embodying Liberal ideology. In the individual freedom aspect, communism pays more attention to society as a whole, while capitalism…
separation of Quebec and Canada.
For this debate, I will be the ‘Oui’ side for the separation of Quebec and Canada.
For this debate, I will be the ‘Non’ side for the separation of Quebec and Canada.
For this debate, I will be the ‘Non’ side for the separation of Quebec and Canada.
Quebec should separate because there would be no more disputes over the French and English languages that are spoken in Canada.
and diversified during the nineteenth century, however, new opportunities arose for architects, engineers, chemists, metallurgists and others.
'Canada East Confederation''
Good afternoon to you all, My name is Father Lucien I am a fifty (50) years old priest. I have one (1) brother and one (1) sister. I was born in London,England and immigrated to Canada East when I was ten (10) Years old. I lived in Montreal with family. My Father fought against the Fenain's Raid to protect the British North America…
Court of Canada
Nov. 17 2014
Prof. Nick A. Milanovic
On Sept. 30, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada.1 The process to appoint Justice Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada began after Justice Morris Fish submitted his resignation from the court, with the effective date of August 31, 2014.2 On October 7, 2013, Justice Nadon was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, replacing…
Chapter 2 Time Line Project
Culture and Language in Canada
Due December 3,13
By: Kaitlyn Lohr
1. 1760 – The British and French were fighting for ownership of and control over North America’s land and resources. After many years of conflict, the British defeated the French in 1760. New France was captures and occupied by British troops.
2. 1763 – One treaty, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, was referred to by the British government as a temporary First Nation Bill of rights. The British…
beginnings became prominent community, business and political leaders. This blending of Irish and French identities became a major component to the culture that exists today in Quebec. The Being Irish O’Quebec exhibit at the McCord Museum is a portrayal of what they describe as a successful integration of Irish settlers to Quebec. The exhibit takes a rather neutral stance on the religious and political matters that define Irish history, in fact, the exhibit is careful to not elaborate on the difficulties…