Ch. 9.pdf - Chapter 9 Imposing Liberalism Key Issue To what extent should we embrace an ideology Related Issue Is resistance to liberalism justified Key

Ch. 9.pdf - Chapter 9 Imposing Liberalism Key Issue To what...

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Chapter 9 Imposing Liberalism 216 Chapter 9: Imposing Liberalism Key Terms and Concepts: Aboriginal rights assimilation enfranchisement imposition land holding Indian Act treaty rights Key Skill: Analyzing the impact of media on information, understanding, and outcomes Chapter Issue: To what extent, and for whom, has the imposition of liberalism been successful? Key Issue: To what extent should we embrace an ideology? Related Issue: Is resistance to liberalism justified? Question for Inquiry #1: How has the imposition of liberalism affected Aboriginal groups in Canada? Question for Inquiry #2: To what extent does the imposition of liberalism affect various people?
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Part 2 Related Issue: Is resistance to liberalism justified? 217 Chapter 9 Issue: To what extent, and for whom, has the imposition of liberalism been successful? “We are looking for the basic necessities of life that come with being Canadian—clean drinking water, decent housing, education and health care. We are looking for equality of opportunity so we can get good jobs and support ourselves and our families. We are looking to control our own destinies. Improving our lives will not only be good for us. It will be good for Canada.” —Source: Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine, quoted in Jonathan Hayward, “Protests Block 401, Rail Lines.” Canadian Press, . June 29, 2007, was a National Day of Action for First Nations peoples in Canada. Phil Fontaine, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, asked all Canadians to join First Nations peoples in drawing attention to issues that concerned them. First Nations leaders wanted to use public marches and demonstrations to put pressure on the Canadian government to take action to reduce poverty and poor living conditions among First Nations peoples. With the exception of a day-long blockade of a railway line in Ontario, the protests were peaceful. In Canada’s liberal democratic political system, citizens are free to peacefully protest when they think that they are being treated unfairly or believe that their government is not providing them with the means to address their individual and collective rights. However, while human and Charter rights are generally protected today, citizens have not always been able to exercise these rights. How important to you are clean drinking water, decent housing, education, and health care? How could the fact that some people lack these things be seen as government not fully recognizing human rights, collective rights, or individual rights for every citizen? Could liberal beliefs in individualism and self-interest, instead of beliefs in collective interest, also be affecting some government actions?
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