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Raman Thevarasan

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Transcript of Canada

History of Canada
Current (Religious) Issues facing Canada
Islamic Radicalism
Christian Fundamentalism
Issue of Radical Islam
Issue of Fundamentalist Christianity
Small number of muslims radicalized by ISIS
Some travel overseas to volunteer as fighters in ISIS
Most Canadian fighters in ISIS are youths, come from well-off backgrounds
Radicalized through contact with radical pro-ISIS Imams over internet
Can come from all ethnic backgrounds

Recent incidents in Quebec & Ottawa
Both of Quebecois background, recently radicalized
Must look for adherence to radical teachings, not religion (largely writ) or ethnic background
before 1763
London Conference of 1866 where Canada was given self-governance as a Dominion on July 1, 1867.
The United Provinces where split into Ontario and Quebec.
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were also added as colonies.

Manitoba joined the Confederation in 1870. British Columbia in 1871, PEI in 1873, Yukon in 1898 and Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1905.
Criminal Code of Canada was written in 1892 and North-West Mounted Police was founded.
World Wars and Great Depression
Modern History
The Quiet Revolution occurred in the 1960's
Pierre Trudeau made Canada bilingual and encourage multiculturalism
Legislature restricting immigration to specific nations was overturned
The Canada Act (1982) patriated the constitution.
Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) was signed
In 1608, Champlain founded Quebec City.
The British founded St. John's, Newfoundland in 1583
Britain also expanded across the East coast and made claim to Hudson Bay's drainage basin by 1670.

The Treaty of Paris (1763), the Royal Proclamation (1763) and the Quebec Act (1774)signed,
With the HBC's merge with the North Western company the company had a license on the North-Western Territory, Columbia and New Caledonia
Canada: History, Politics
and Religion

Thanks for listening!
There is a fringe Christian Fundamentalist faction that takes active part in Canadian politics

They take a hard-right fundamentalist view on political issues, E.G. :
-Abortion - Pro-life
-Same-sex marriage - Against
-Immigration - Only from Christian nations
-Education - No teaching of evolution
-Gun politics - Anti-regulation

One fundamentalist party is the Christian Heritage Party

Canada was automatically brought into war after Britain declared war on Germany on August 5, 1914
600,000 Canadian contributed to the war as soldiers, nurses or chaplains.
Canada's Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1933. The unemployment rate reached 27%. There was a $98 million corporate loss over the years.
Canada declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939. 1.1 million Canadians served in the Forces. The financial cost was $21,786,077,519.13
The Canadian Bill of Rights (1960) guarantees the right to freedom of religion Section 2(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) protects "freedom of conscience and religion"
Electoral Process
The electoral process in Canada is based upon the parliamentary system of government which comes from the United Kingdom style of government.
The Canadian election system is commonly known as ‘first past the post’ system. The person with the most votes in a riding wins the seat in the House of Commons and is then represented as the Member of Parliament. Then the Governor General asks the members to make a government which mostly consist of the party than won the most seats and then the party leader becomes the Prime Minister. The second largest party to win votes then becomes the Official Opposition.

Poor situation of First Nations
Quebec secessionist sentiment
Economic problems
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