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    Diefenbaker and the Canadian Bill of Rights John Diefenbaker was the thirteenth Prime minister of Canada. He was elected in 1957, forming the Progressive Conservative Government, and from the beginning of his campaign, he made it a promise that he would create a Bill of Rights for Canada. He was a very progressive Prime Minister who believed in equality and fairness, “Diefenbaker brought diversity into government- he appointed the first woman to a cabinet post and the first Aboriginal person to the Senate.” (Canadian Decades 1960, p. 20) Citizens of Canada appreciated his dedication, and his commitment both to the Bill of Rights and to Canada deserves recognition. There was reasons that Canada needed a Bill of Rights. In World War II,…

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    Does subsection 17(5) of the Act constitute an ameliorative law or program within meaning of s. 15(2) of the Charter? No. Subsection 17(5) of the Act does not establish an ameliorative law to make the conditions of Canadian Aboriginals better within the context of s. 15(2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It takes away the right of other ethnic groups and races from being able to adopt an aboriginal child and is possibly subject to racial discrimination. If it is meant to improve…

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    Bill C-24 In Canada

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    maintain order in society, protect and enforce people’s rights and forbid certain actions. Laws are created in the interest of society but some can harm Canadians in the process. One of the laws that harm Canadians is Bill C- 24. Bill C-24 enables the Government of Canada to revoke citizenship of individuals convicted of heinous crimes, who are considered dual citizens. According to the Government of Canada, these crimes include “terrorism, high treason, treason, or spying offences, depending on…

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    Canadian Human Rights

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    are violations of human rights that are happening and have happened in Canada. Beyond the mask of innocence and purity that the Canadian government has donned, there exists a slew of examples of discrimination, leading to the infringement of the rights of many people, rights…

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    Citizenship In Canada

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    Citizenship Society of Canada, it is suffice to say that the Canadian government through the bills of C-51 and C-24 are ruining the prestigious reputation of Canada as a country who welcomes and takes care of refugees. Our target is the people of the government, and the use of boundary making due to these laws is wrong. Everyone deserves a change at life in Canada, and these legislations do the opposite of that. These bills need to either be revoked or severely altered in a way that…

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    Pros And Cons Of Bill C-51

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    All the Canadian parliament parties have an interest in security. Since the Conservatives have passed Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, there has been some controversy and dispute over the powers and agencies it establishes. The Bill was a response to some newly founded terrorist acts in Canada and the US. More importantly, Bill C-51 makes it illegal to promote terrorism and lowers the legal threshold required for police to arrest and detain suspected extremists without charge. It also allows…

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    Pros And Cons Of C-51

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    assent for a new piece of anti-terror legislation which will give expanded, controversial, and sweeping powers to Canada’s spy agency; the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIC). Because of the very radical changes C-51 proposes to the current terror prevention structure in Canada, many have simultaneously criticized and praised it. With opponents stipulating that because of the bill’s vague wording, doors can potentially be opened to police abuse of power, and the reduction of civil…

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    Charter Of Rights

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    The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, created by late Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1982, has strongly benefited Canada in a number of favourable ways. Prior to this Charter, Canada had a Bill of Rights. This Bill was inadequate since it did not apply to any of the provinces and it did little for the Federal Government on a constitutional bases. Due to the inadequacies of this Bill, it was confirmed that more effective constitutional framework needed to be adopted. As a result, the…

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    Gun Control In Canada

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    Gun Control is an important issue to Canadians in today’s society. Society’s concerns about protection from violent crimes involving firearms have encouraged Canadian Parliament to pass tougher gun control legislation. In the early 1800s, Canada lacked a rational/permanent, gun policy. The gun restrictions that did exist were temporary executed during elections and rebellions. The federal government is mainly responsible for guns and gun control in Canada. Legislation covering guns and gun…

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    French as the official languages of Canada, and ended the conflict between English and French Canadians. Before in 1968, Trudeau described bilingualism as the most important issue in French and English relations since the conscription crisis (Bélanger, 22 Nov 2014). It was an Act Respecting the Status of Official Languages in Canada (Bélanger, 22 Nov 2014). A greater role given to French Canadians and their language in the federal government, Trudeau hoped to change Québec nationalism and…

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