Monday, October 3, 2011

Human Rights in Canada

Choose a Human Rights "event" in Canada

Give me the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How


  1. Who:Ukranian Canadians
    What: Mistreating Ukranian Canadians as enemy aliens.
    When: World War 1
    Where: Canada, 24 concentration camps
    Why: Canadians thought that they were enemy spies.
    How: They were forced to do hard labor at the profit of their jailers, and all of their possessions were taken and some-none were returned. This is a violation of their freedom in the country.

  2. The Famous 5 were Five Canadian Women who brought a landmark case before the Canadian Supreme Court in 1928. They challenged the status of women with the question "Does the word 'Persons' in section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?" and Canada's Supreme Court response was that women were not persons.

  3. Who: Black Canadians
    What: Racism/slavery against blacks.
    When: World War II
    Where: Canada
    Why: Canadians thought they were better than them.
    How: They were slaves and were segregated from the rest of the people in the community.

  4. Chinese immigrants in Canada:
    Canadian Gold Rush.
    WHO? Chinese immigrants
    WHERE? - Canada, BC
    WHEN? – 1900’s
    WHAT?/WHY? – The people were abused for labor whether it is a life or death situation. The reason why they came to Canada was to start a new life. This was only the way they could start. A vast amount of them died because of the dangerous jobs they were assigned to do. Furthermore if they didn’t do what they were asked to do they wouldn’t have any money to support their family and would die of starvation and sickness.

  5. WHO: Alex Allarie vs. Granary Bulk and Natural Foods (Keith and Leslie Rouble)

    WHAT: Alex Allarie and his chihuahua were asked to leave the store and Alex filed a complaint against the owners of the store arguing that his dog was a service animal that needed to accompany him to help him cope with his anxiety and depression, a psychiatric disability

    WHERE: Carleton Place, Ontario

    WHEN: August 2008