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Department
Canadian Studies
Course
CDNS 1000
Professor
Richard Nimijean
Semester
Winter

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Lesson 1: Canada’s Role in Global Issues Why study Canada in terms of global issues? • The world and global issues are a large part of out identity as Canadians (values, beliefs, etc.) • It is important to remember how Canadians and the Canadian government try to change the  world – foreign affairs, diplomacy, economics, development, migration • Important to remember that the world changes us (trade, environment, technology) Cherished beliefs in Canada: do they hold up? • Canada is a leader in environmental protection • Canada is a peacekeeper • Canada welcomes immigrants o Does Canada actually welcome immigrants? *Post an issue or a belief to cuLearn that you think is important to Canadians and how you or  Canadians relate to it Ad for the Conservative party ran in the 2011 federal election: • What are the issues it raises? o Human traffickers and bogus claimants o Temporarily detaining illegal migrants o Weak border security o Soft on crime o Targets aspects of how Canadians believe  How Canada is accepting to immigrants but when asked personally we are  not • How dose it attempt to shape Canadian beliefs? o Opens with Canadian beliefs o Stephan Harper plans to crack down on human smugglers and bogus claimants o Liberals try to kill tory human smuggling bill o Tougher sentences for human smugglers Why Study Canada’s Role in Global Issues? • On the environment: idea that Canada doesn’t care Kirton Readings: Reflect Upon: • How thinking about foreign policy helps us understand Canada (11­12) • Different theoretical perspectives for explaining Canadian policy (12­14) • Other factors on how we see Canada in the world as a global actor (15­17) • Na
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