POLB50Y3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Canadian Cultural Protectionism, Young Country, Consumerism

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Week 2
Different ways about thinking about Canadian society
Think about Canadian society in multiple ways
How to think about Canada?
We need to have assumptions about context
How to think about Canadians?
We need to have an assumptions about individuals
These answers shapes understanding understanding of Canadian politics.
Canada is thought of as a North American society. When we think of Canadians as
North American society, elephant of the room is the US
Canadians lives beside country is more developed and powerful in terms of
economy which is US
US has 1/3 of Chinese populations
Canada in comparison of US is a miniscule
Canadian society is the largest economy in terms of worldwide terms.
Canada depends on US for its own economy
73% of Canadian export goes to the US
68% of Canadian import come from the US
compete with this massive economy
1.5 billion dollars of goods crosses Canada-US border
Ukraine GDP crosses Canada-US border every day
Think about monumental impact that US economy has on our economy when we
think of Canada as North American society
Canada is smaller than US
Canada lives besides the military that the world has known
Blackberry is able to compete because they are getting incentives from the
government as an example
Non-tariff barrier
British Columbia had barrier from exporting manufactured lumber goods
America complained of softwood lumber disputes (disputes between Canada and
America
Canada is miniscule in North American context
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We need to have an assumptions about individuals. These answers shapes understanding understanding of canadian politics. Canada is thought of as a north american society. North american society, elephant of the room is the us. Canadians lives beside country is more developed and powerful in terms of economy which is us. Canada in comparison of us is a miniscule. Canadian society is the largest economy in terms of worldwide terms. Canada depends on us for its own economy. 73% of canadian export goes to the us. 68% of canadian import come from the us compete with this massive economy. 1. 5 billion dollars of goods crosses canada-us border. Think about monumental impact that us economy has on our economy when we think of canada as north american society. Canada lives besides the military that the world has known. Blackberry is able to compete because they are getting incentives from the government as an example.

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