Peacekeeping Issues In Canada

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Canada has always thrived on being a country that people can trust to be welcoming and compassionate. Since the first world war, Canada’s participation and success on the battlefields did the most to create a sense of distinct nationhood; resulting in a flood of cultural nationalism across the country. However, in recent years, Canada’s familiar reputation for being a peacekeeping nation quickly changed as a certain political party took over the country. Spending billions of dollars to send troops on assassination missions in Afghanistan, discrimination against immigrants, and ignoring many of the issues that first nation encounter are just some of the issues that adds to Canada’s deteriorating peacekeeping reputation. This paper will focus …show more content…
Using examples from newspapers to discuss other issues Canada is guilty of, the immigration system will also be compared and contrasted with concepts discussed in class – including the recent reading on aboriginals and their national identity in Canada.

Canada’s immigration plans have been one of the main topics discussed throughout 2015. The federal government has arranged to bring in over 20,000 refugees from Syria within the next few months while also contributing an added $100 million to aid the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in efforts to help the Syrian refugees meet their daily needs (Fitz-Morris, 2015). However, Canada is only offering a permanent home to a mere 1% of the total number of new refugees forced to flee their countries in 2014 (Canadian Counsel for Refugees, 2015).
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(2013). Canada 's immigration system lacks heart, critics say | Toronto Star. Retrieved November 29, 2015, from http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/06/28/canadas_immigration_system_lacks_heart_critics_say.html
Canadian Counsel for Refugees. (2015). How generous is Canada towards refugees? Retrieved November 29, 2015, from http://ccrweb.ca/en/how-generous-is-canada
Fitz-Morris, J. (2015). Syrian refugees: Canada issues 928 visas, adding $100M in aid. Retrieved November 28, 2015, from http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/details-government-syrian-refugees-1.3338266
Mcdonald, N. (2015). A Deafening Silence on Aboriginal Issues. Retrieved November 30, 2015, from http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/a-deafening-silence-on-aboriginal-issues/
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