Presentation on theme: "Canadian Society and Identity PLO Society and Identity"— Presentation transcript:
1Canadian 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?
2P 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?
3Meanwhile, 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, %
4Meanwhile, 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
5But you know I AM CANADIAN! See ‘Protecting CDN culture’P 1741958 Diefenbaker‘un-hyphenated Canadianism’Bill of Rights
6But you know I AM CANADIAN! P1965 PearsonCanadian Flag1966 PearsonCanada Pension Plan & Medicare
7But 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?
8But you know I AM CANADIAN! Don’t forget:David Suzuki and Terry Fox and Hockey!RegionalismWestern Alienation (National Energy Policy) and the Bloc Quebecois.
9Society 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?