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    While surveying the historical and cultural context of Quebec as well as the various language debates that have occurred over time, one may notice that certain themes continue to reemerge. Reoccurring themes such as French-Canadian identity, survival, nationalism, and sovereignty span a large period of history and can be applied in both a modern and historical context and are applicable to many peoples, both francophone and others, who have lived in Quebec and in other French speaking areas across Canada. The concept of French-Canadian identity is one that has been constantly evolving, and for that reason it is worthy of much closer examination. This theme is crucial for understanding how the Québécois have viewed themselves throughout history and about how their identity has transformed over time. In the beginning, French Canadians “saw…

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    The first unifying identity of all canadians is "the maple leaf". An average Canadian is proud of the "maple leaf". Jacques Viger, the first mayor of Montreal, described the maple as "the king of our forest, ..... the symbol of the Canadian people. Maple leaf has become the Canadian identity. Starting from Montreal, new france up to becoming the cost arms of both Ontario and Quebec in 1868, added to Canada coat of arms in 1921, was of a golden colour while representing Ontario while it was of…

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    Canada’s identity has always been considered to be a cultural mosaic of many international elements. On the surface, it may seem difficult to describe what exactly is the culture of this vast country. However, if one examines the history of Canadian art and compares it to the development of Canadian identity, one can easily discern their correlation. The rise of Canadian artistic expression in the 20th century greatly contributed to the Canadian identity by illustrating the growing nationalism…

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    Many people identify Canadian identity as a hockey nation that enjoys maple syrup and beavers on coins, but the way I see Canada as a place where people come from different parts of the world to live together in harmony. Canada is one of the youngest countries but the oldest democracy without a civil war in 153 years of history. Canada does not have an ancient heritage compared to the United Kingdom, Japan, India, Mexico, China, etc. But it has one of the biggest multicultural societies.…

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    Canadian identity, many Canadians, from high school students to prime ministers have tried to find the meaning of those two words. What is this Canadian identity, what makes it so much harder to define that of other countries? Many Canadians have dedicated lifetimes of work trying to find the one special thing that makes Canadians Canadian. But, perhaps there is no just one thing that makes up the whole of Canadian identity. The many different variables that make up the country of Canada make it…

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    Canadian National Identity

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    that popular media convey about the values and beliefs of Canadian national identity. National identity can be defined as a sense of belonging to a particular community where culture and values are shared between members (Murray: Formation of Nation-State, Nov 14). This paper will provide a brief summary of Debra Black’s article as well as interpret significant terms that convey Canadian identity, followed by the connection of anthropological concepts with the overall message of the article. In…

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    Canadian Identity The Canadian identity is very unique and has been shaped by many different events. From 1914 to present day, the Canadian identity has been shaped into strong, loyal, accepting, independent and free country. The five most significant events that shaped Canada are: The Hundred Days battle, Statute of Westminster, D-Day’s Juno Beach battle, Official Language Act, and The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Hundred Day battle and D-day shows how strong and loyal Canada is, The…

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    From ecological postmodern perspective theory on the identity and curriculum theories, attempt to give an identity description as a Canadian is quite satisfactory. The most inspiring about this theory is Canadians identifying their real selves in relation to places outside Canada. I like the Current trends on commercials which are unearthing the real Canadian identity. Examples of commercials like Rant and I am Canadian Anthem are admirable in their approach in utilizing nationalist plots in…

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    the adoption in 1971, the Multiculturalism policy has been greatly debated about it’s expediency in Canadian society. Founded by settler two settler societies, Canada has been built on a foundation on cultural an ethnic diversity. Today, Canada has certainly become a nation of immigrants, but prior to the European colonization of Canada, a predominately homogenous ethnic group occupied Canada, the Aboriginals (or First Nations Peoples). Today after being dominated by Western European culture,…

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    Explain how you see the Canadian identity. Although there are many interpretations of what one sees as a Canadian identity. I see Canada as a ‘cultural mosaic’; a multicultural country where different cultures and identities coexist peacefully. In other countries, assimilation is integrated as part of the immigration process, and even require the immigrant ‘to fit in’ with the culture. In contrast, Canada is a very fluid culture. Due to the history and the effect of ‘The Multiculturalism Act’,…

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