Canada: From Conquest Till Present

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Canada: from conquest till present

Canada: from conquest till present


Canada is among the world's eleventh economy, associated with Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Group of Eight (G8). It is one of the wealthiest economies in the world. Canada specializes in the service industry which covers three quarters of people. The most significant sectors are oil and logging sectors. The manufacturing sector includes aircraft and automobile industry, which are also important for Canada's economy.

Canada has one of the highest GDP, being one of the richest nations in the world, implying that her citizens enjoy a high standard of living. Being one of the world's leading economies, Canada is also a member of the famous “G7”. Although it is facing pressure from countries like India and China due to their large populations, Canada is still one of the elite economies in the world. This paper is aimed at answering the assignment questions posed, in relation to the primary source.

What is the document under consideration?

The document under consideration is a very popular poster which was employed to recruit Canadians to fight in World War II. It was basically aimed at encouraging and motivating Canadians to rise up and join the fight overseas.

Canada is a mosaic of cultures. A total of around 32.7 million people (as of October 2006) inhabit the country. Annually, 200,000 immigrants enter the country,the most in any country after the United States. Almost half of Canadians are of either British or French descent, and the French and the British came about 500 years ago came as immigrants in the country. Multiculturalism in Canada is a political program that is both an opportunity and challenge. The goal is not a "melting pot", as it represents the American ideal, but a rich tapestry of cultural diversity.

From 1830, the Canadian government began to resettle the Indians onto reservations - and started a few decades later, the attempt to integrate them forcibly, as by so-called Indian boarding schools. Only in the 1960s reinforced the resistance. In the 70s it was decided in Canada for the politically correct term "First Nations" ("First Peoples," Indigenous Peoples). In 1982 formed a joint representation of the Indian peoples of Canada, the Assembly of First Nations to participate in a new Canadian constitution. According to the statistics of 2001, about 600,000 First Nation members are living today in Canada. They belong to 600 different groups, the ten different languages, and talk about another 50 different dialects.

Against the believe that Canada`s economy depend completely on trade with the US, the countries share strong and extensive trade. Both the countries enjoy lucrative trade agreements, with 85% of Canadian exports going into America. The trade is such that billions of dollars cross over the border daily. Aside from trade, 80% of the FDI (Foreign direct investment) in Canada is from America. Almost all products sold in America are available in the Canadian economy due to the presences of almost all of America`s large chain stores and ...