HIST 203 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Oil Sands, Neoliberalism

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14 Apr 2016
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04/12-Canada in Modern Times
Political climate of the new century
Cynicism abt ability of govts to solve real problems
Neoliberalism has clearly failed
Liberal dominance in federal politics
Liberals as “progressives” and medicare crisis
Medicare crisis semi-fabricated by liberals to advertize their strong sppt
for medicare
Stephen harper and the conservative rise to power
Scandals in liberal party shake faith
Make cuts to social programs
Questionable manipulation of election dates
Environmental challenges
Increased information/reports on the effects of climate change
Call to action
Questionable response
Previous liberal govts had been reluctant to act due to lobbyist pressure
Harper government rejects climate action
Opposed intl protocols as socialist plot
Muted govt environmental scientists
Provincial govts took greater action, tried to call federal to action
Howev, prairie provs actually increased emissions
Oil sands and fracking
Growing intl source of shame for canada
Increasing evidence of water being tainted, increasing rates of cancer
Increased attn on pipelines
Indg resistance to resource development
Confronting neo-liberalism
Indg pop growing @ far greater rate than greater canadian pop
Daniels vs. canada
Important case for metis
Recognition of indg status, could now negotiate land rights, get federal
recognition/rights of first nations
2008 residential school apology
Marketed colonialism as something only re: res schools/something that is
over
Questionably sincere
Tsilhqot’in vs british columbia (supreme court of canada case)
Clarified that fed/prov govts and industries needed to consult w indg ppls
b4 any development
Significant re: pipelines
Indg ppls who haven’t signed treaty haven’t give up right to land/self-
determination
Violence against women
Despite many gains of women's movement, continued institutional discrimination
Representation in certain jobs
Women hav on average lower income
Missing and murdered indigenous women
Govt agencies’ oversight when investigating cases re: women, sex
workers, indg women
At least 1,000 indg women/girls identified as murdered btwn 2008-2012
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Cynicism abt ability of govts to solve real problems. Medicare crisis semi-fabricated by liberals to advertize their strong sppt for medicare. Stephen harper and the conservative rise to power. Increased information/reports on the effects of climate change. Previous liberal govts had been reluctant to act due to lobbyist pressure. Provincial govts took greater action, tried to call federal to action. Growing intl source of shame for canada. Increasing evidence of water being tainted, increasing rates of cancer. Indg pop growing @ far greater rate than greater canadian pop. Recognition of indg status, could now negotiate land rights, get federal recognition/rights of first nations. Marketed colonialism as something only re: res schools/something that is over. Tsilhqot"in vs british columbia (supreme court of canada case) Clarified that fed/prov govts and industries needed to consult w indg ppls b4 any development. Indg ppls who haven"t signed treaty haven"t give up right to land/self- Despite many gains of women"s movement, continued institutional discrimination.

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