Importance Of Pierre Trudeau

Decent Essays
Pierre Trudeau was the 15th prime minister of Canada and played a significant role in shaping what Canada is today. Pierre Trudeau was well known for his energetic personality and his key role in many controversial decisions. Pierre Elliot Trudeau proved to be Canada’s most influential prime minister, through his acceptance of diversity and ability to implement strong change for all Canadians. Pierre Trudeau had a big impact on supporting and forming a strong bond of multiculturalism of all ethnic groups in Canada. He also played a significant role in forming Canada into a bilingual country, showing how much he supported the French language just as much as the English language. There were lots of issues happening with Quebec wanting to be …show more content…
To begin Pierre Trudeau used multiculturalism to vastly improve nationalism in Canada. Which helped form Canada as a nation today. Moreover On October 8, 1971, Trudeau announced that he would change Canada’s policies allowing multiculturalism on the world stage. Trudeau had strong beliefs against racism and discrimination. By 1984 an estimated $23 million dollars of taxpayers money went towards supporting multiculturalism as well as advertising in the ethnic and majority press. This proves how much Trudeau wanted to make Canada change in a big way. He supported all countries and their ethnic beliefs by using this important money to support all cultures in Canada. Likewise, Pierre Trudeau let in immigrants come to Canada from all over the world and in large quantities. This showed his support for all cultures around the world. In 1968 the same year Pierre Trudeau was elected Canada let in …show more content…
In addition Pierre Trudeau played a very important role in putting a stop to the development of nationalism in Quebec. Furthermore in 1970, a protesting group by the name of FLQ was causing havoc all around Quebec. FLQ had strong beliefs supporting the independence of Quebec. Pierre Trudeau implemented the War Measures Act to solve the issue in hand. The War Measures Act meant the military had full reign over Quebec in a dictatorship like style. There was up to 150 FLQ members charged and arrested. When Pierre Trudeau was asked how far he would go to protect Canadians, Trudeau (1970) responded: “Just watch me”. This shows Trudeau’s dedication and passion to make a decisive impact on Canada. Trudeau was angry at the nationalism of Quebec and by implementing the War Measures Act showed how serious of an issue this was turning out to be. This also proves that Trudeau is compassionate about all Canadian citizens. Likewise Pierre Trudeau strived for patriotism all around Canada and by keeping patriotism strong in Canada it proved to be the key factor on keeping Quebec as a part of Canada. Trudeau (1987)

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    The Cold War was a time where the world split into two halves, one half democratic and the other half communist. Canada was democratic and the Cold War was a period of time where Canada and the US’s relations started to improve. The United States was a superpower, so for Canada to be closely tied with them changed a lot and led to many different agreements and trades to be made. The reason the Cold War helped make Canada stronger was because of its contributions to the world. When WWII ended, PM Mackenzie King visited the San Francisco Conference with the ‘Big Five’ nations, and Canada was just one status down from being one of the Big Five, a middle power.…

    • 1484 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    This modern charisma hit Canada with the rise of Pierre Trudeau, who was a new type of Canadian politician. He touched the lives of many Canadians; inspiring them to believe they were capable of achieving several things. Trudeau’s triumphs impacted…

    • 1142 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    There are many extraordinary Canadians that made Canada the great country it is today. As the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau was one of those people. Pierre Trudeau’s beliefs in a strong, united Canada, his contributions in creating a culturally diverse society, created his legacy of creating a new sense of Canadian nationalism, which is what makes him the greatest Canadian. Pierre Trudeau always believed in a Canada that is strong and united, and this was a tricky thing to do, as English- and French-Canadians has always had their differences in history. In an attempt to achieve unity, he passed the Official Languages Act on September 11, 1972.…

    • 1009 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    New Light Canada

    • 1067 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Now, Canada has a new resolve to project Canadian values, such as fairness, equal opportunity and respect for human rights. Canada not only let its diplomat, John Humphrey participated in the drafting of the UN 's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Canada as an independent nation also quickly adopted the declaration in December of 1948. This determined Canada’s peaceful nature in the UN council. In addition, Canada actively provided foreign aids through the UN, in the hopes that it would lead to rapid development of the economy in other countries. According to the Canadian International Development Platform (2012), Canada hopes to provide .7% of their total Gross Domestic Product in foreign aid; and in 2012, Canada spent $5.67 billion, which spread amongst 80 nations across world.…

    • 1067 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    According to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, “After a shaky and indecisive start, the government, through the Bureau of Public Information and later the Wartime Information Board (WIB), undertook an extensive propaganda campaign "to dampen cynicism" and stimulate support for the war”. When Canada got involved in the war, everyone was completely unprepared for it. For that reason, the government had to make a decision of what actions they were going to do, to encourage support and eliminate any uneasiness Canadians had about the war. Often times, powerful images of Hitler and the Nazi party were created in order to fully get people to go against him and Germany. Additionally the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum says that, “Canadian war posters were colourful, with a clear direct message.…

    • 1022 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    His policies made a huge difference, he introduced important social programs that Canadians today should be thankful about. The automotive treaty between Canada and Untied States that was agreed on and signed, was another great impact Pearson had on the country. Another one of his accomplishments that supported Canada for its greater good was what won him the Noble peace prize. Pearson organized the UNEF to solve a major crisis going on at the time which resulted to the solution of the problem and respect for both Lester B. Pearson and Canada. Pearson was a very important Prime Minster and all of his policies including the three listed above had brought a great change to…

    • 1460 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Residents of Quebec were encouraged to think of themselves as citizens of the 20th century, their ideals began to transform and evolve, and the church’s impact declined. This movement later came to be known as the Quiet Revolution. After the election in 1962, the liberal party was chosen yet again to lead the province, this time with a different slogan, “Masters in our own house”. What they accomplish while in power was acquiring Quebec’s power source and turning it into a provincially owned power monopoly. Hydro-Quebec became one of the largest crown corporations in North America, further strengthening Quebec’s economy.…

    • 1517 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Lester B. Pearson said “I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace”. (Lester B. Pearson) Pearson discusses hard Canadians have strived to achieve peace. “The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies”. (Lester B.Pearson) This was reality, countries got ready for war and did not take a second thought to peace. Lester B.Pearson won a nobel prize for the peacekeeping in the Suez Crisis, he had ultimately stopped another world war from…

    • 944 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    “In those few minutes I witness the birth of a nation” World War One in essence was a brutal and futile War that took the lives of approximately 61,000 thousand Canadians Soldier and left many with permanent disabilities. The war also gave Canadians a newfound national identity that many carried with pride as the country fought valiantly in war that it was forced into. However, the war and the conscription crisis that came with it, led to English and French relations being at an unparalleled low in Canadian history. Nonetheless, the War gave Canada for the first time in her history, autonomy from British war and foreign policies and the ability to make decisions for herself. Additionally, World War One revealed that Canada had a resilient military that would triumph in battles such as Vimy Ridge.…

    • 1330 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Rather than having the mindset of surviving by being the minority to Canada, they saw themselves with an aggressive expression of Quebecois Nationalism as the majority in Quebec. This became quite the backdrop of decentralization for Federalism in the post war context as provinces are becoming increasingly more important. Post 1960 's Quebec nationalism aimed to protect and promote the French language and culture, to increase the powers of the provincial government, and to remove the English Canadian economic domination in the province. The most important aspect of the Quiet Revolution was the rise of the new Quebecois middle class of civil servants; (person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency). Upward mobility was difficult in the English dominated private sector, the new middle class used Quebec nationalism to further their goals in the expansion of the Quebec state.…

    • 1360 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays