Week 2 Defining Canada

Can be further broken down into social conservatism

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Can be further broken down into social conservatism and economic conservatism
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Economic Ideologies Capitalism is the predominant economic ideology affecting the world today. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, all capitalist societies have evolved to mixed economies with varying blends of political ideologies. No single political ideology has a claim to capitalism. The concept of capitalism can work under many different, even contradictory political ideologies.
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Capitalism An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market. All modern Western economies contain some degree of capitalism. The needs of the marketplace, not individuals, guide the decisions under capitalism.
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Settlement Patterns Influence Ideologies First settlers in Canada were French Pre-Revolution in France Strongly Catholic Agrarian in nature Conservative in background; accepted the status quo
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Second Wave: The English Influenced by the writers during the Age of Enlightenment Protestant Supporters of Liberalism Arrived during the Industrial Revolution Subjugated the French settlers by force (1759)
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Later Waves of Immigration 19 th Century saw many different groups start to arrive in Canada; Social and economic changes created by the Industrial Revolution were major factors in waves of immigration crossing the Atlantic Ocean Scottish Irish Germans Italians Jews Eastern Europeans Americans Former Slaves Chinese
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Canada’s Changing Ideology Canada 1867: Early Mix of Conservatism and Liberalism 1930’s – Depression leads into Democratic Socialism as the “safety net” is begun Post World War 2: Things like Unemployment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Universal Health Care and Education become the norm J.M. Keynes and his theories predominate until the mid 1980’s Mid 1980’s – Rise of Neo Conservatism. Current – Failure of unfettered capitalism, pendulum swing back towards Keynesian theory.
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What is an Interest Group? Defined as “an organized body of individuals who share some goals and who try to influence public policy.”
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What is an Interest Group? Interest groups are any group, organization or businesses that has a stake in government policy or the legislative process. They can be from the business community, the non-profit community or even from a transnational organization They are concerned with the process by which demands brought to the attention of the public and policy makers.
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What is an Interest Group? Representative of a broader group of individuals. Not limited to influencing policy; may have other purposes too.
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