Presentation on theme: "Canadian Society and Identity PLO Society and Identity"— Presentation transcript:
1 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?
2 P 166 Protecting CDN Culture 1939 National Film Board1957 Canada Council1952 CBC T.V.1968 CRTC (CDN Radio-television Telecommunications Commission)We don’t want your culture, but we will take your money:1. Oil %, %2. Manufacturing over 50%Don't worry kids, Captain Canada will save you!What exactly is it we’re afraid of?
3 Meanwhile, Les Canadiens… P 191Duplessis and the Union Nationale (Nationalists) run Quebec like the Mafia1960 The Quiet Revolution - ‘Maitres Chez nous’, but also Separatism and the FLQ1965 a CDN Flag!?1969, on advice of ‘Bi and Bi commission,’ Official Languages ActOct The October Crisis and The War Measures Act1976 PQ and Bill 101Quebec separation Referendums:--> % vote no, %
4 Meanwhile, we’ve got First Nations… 1876 Indian Act-Assimilation, reserves,-P ’s despite War,Aboriginals still not persons: residentialschools, banning of ceremonieslike the potlatch,cut-off lands- P right to vote in federalelections-1969 White paper vs. Red Paper-->calls for Self-Government-1990 Oka and the ‘Indian Summer’-1998 Aboriginal Title defined (hence,Land Claims recognized)-1999 Nunavut - largest treaty everOka Crisis
5 But you know I AM CANADIAN! See ‘Protecting CDN culture’P 1741958 Diefenbaker‘un-hyphenated Canadianism’Bill of Rights
6 But you know I AM CANADIAN! P1965 PearsonCanadian Flag1966 PearsonCanada Pension Plan & Medicare
7 But you know I AM CANADIAN! P 1771968 TrudeauTudeaumania and a ‘just society’P official multiculturalism policyP Trudeau Patriates Constitution w/o Quebec. It includes:the Charter of Right and FreedomsAn amending formula (7/10 provinces w. 50% of Canada’s population)The notwithstanding clauseP 201 Note: 1987 Trudeau also comes out of retirement to stateMulroney’s Meech Lake Accord to recognize Quebec as adistinct society will create ‘two solitudes.’Note: If Quebec is a distinct society, why not First Nations?
8 But you know I AM CANADIAN! Don’t forget:David Suzuki and Terry Fox and Hockey!RegionalismWestern Alienation (National Energy Policy) and the Bloc Quebecois.
9 Society and IdentityCanada tried to form a single identity through First Nation andCanadien 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.Note: Can you think of an example where you see xxx?