Presentation on theme: "Canadian Society and Identity PLO Society and Identity Keep the Americans out, the French in, and make the First Nations disappear. So do we have anything."— Presentation transcript:
Canadian Society and Identity PLO Society and Identity Keep the Americans out, the French in, and make the First Nations disappear. So do we have anything that is Canadian?
P 166 Protecting CDN Culture 1939 National Film Board 1957 Canada Council 1952 CBC T.V CRTC (CDN Radio- television Telecommunications Commission) We don’t want your culture, but we will take your money: 1. Oil %, % 2. Manufacturing over 50% What exactly is it we’re afraid of?
Meanwhile, Les Canadiens… P Duplessis and the Union Nationale (Nationalists) run Quebec like the Mafia 1960 The Quiet Revolution - ‘Maitres Chez nous’, but also Separatism and the FLQ 1965 a CDN Flag!? 1969, on advice of ‘Bi and Bi commission,’ Official Languages Act Oct The October Crisis and The War Measures ActThe October Crisis 1976 PQ and Bill 101 Quebec separation Referendums: --> % vote no, %
Meanwhile, we’ve got First Nations… Oka Crisis 1876 Indian Act -Assimilation, reserves, -P ’s despite War, Aboriginals still not persons: residential schools, banning of ceremonies like the potlatch,cut-off lands - P right to vote in federal elections White paper vs. Red Paper -->calls for Self-Government Oka and the ‘Indian Summer’ Aboriginal Title defined (hence, Land Claims recognized) Nunavut - largest treaty ever
But you know I AM CANADIAN! See ‘Protecting CDN culture’ P Diefenbaker ‘un-hyphenated Canadianism’ Bill of Rights
But you know I AM CANADIAN! P Pearson –Canadian Flag 1966 Pearson –Canada Pension Plan & Medicare
But you know I AM CANADIAN! P Trudeau Tudeaumania and a ‘just society’ P official multiculturalism policy P Trudeau Patriates Constitution w/o Quebec. It includes: – the Charter of Right and Freedoms –An amending formula (7/10 provinces w. 50% of Canada’s population) –The notwithstanding clause P 201 Note: 1987 Trudeau also comes out of retirement to state Mulroney’s Meech Lake Accord to recognize Quebec as a distinct society will create ‘two solitudes.’ Note: If Quebec is a distinct society, why not First Nations?
But you know I AM CANADIAN! Don’t forget: – David Suzuki and Terry Fox and Hockey! Terry Fox Regionalism –Western Alienation (National Energy Policy) and the Bloc Quebecois.
Society and Identity Canada tried to form a single identity through First Nation and Canadien assimilation xxx. Women were also forced to the sidelines. But Canada truly became a nation when we accepted that we are our own diverse, and not American xxx, nation and that tolerance and compassion are our greatest attributes xxx.Women Note: Can you think of an example where you see xxx?