Violence And Violence In Canada

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Throughout the the world violence and fear take peoples attention everyday. The Famines in Africa, the child slavery in India, the politics in Asia and drugs and terrorism in the Iran and Pakistan are the forefront of the daily news who focus so heavily on these foreign issues of violence and fear. The issues do exist in Canada but are not covered as equally which gives citizens the view that there is no fear and violence. Canada is perceived as the second most positively viewed country in the world according to a 2013 poll conducted by BBC News. This shows the common perception of Canada and how the media and government has blinded us from all the violence happening in the homes of Canadian around the country. In Canada, the percentage of …show more content…
The canadian government gives us the right to survival, and with all rights comes responsibilities. One responsibility that comes along with the right for survival is not just the concern for one’s survival, but the survival of many, for example elders, related or not. People of old age may not have always have the basic ability to take care of themselves and perform basic tasks like bathe, feed or dress themselves which makes them vulnerable. The mental and physical state also have a great factor in elder abuse. As one grows older their physical capabilities can become severely limited by the weakening of their muscles, the strength of their bones, and sometimes a disease like arthritis. Their mental state can also be affected by dementia and depression, which are prevalent in elders. Many people take advantage of this vulnerability resulting in many forms of abuse. Elder Abuse is the crime of harming or stealing from an old person, committed by somebody who is trusted to care for or help them. These physical and mental restrictions allow for an able bodied person to take advantage of an elder. According to Stats Canada, only 75 percent of elders report physical abuse, and only 11 percent report sexual abuse. These stats show how relevant the issue of elder abuse is in Canada. The brain is the most complex part of the human body.This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior. The brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity, and is the crown jewel of the human

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