Unit 5 Culminating Activity

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  • Deinstitutionalization in North America

    Deinstitutionalization in North America
    Deinstitutionalization is the process of releasing individuals with developmental disabilities who were then deemed as lunatics, criminals and abnormal from mental institutions. These former patients then were placed in smaller settings within the same community that they were removed from. It's arguable to said whether the government believed that these individuals would be received more care outside institutions or the government simply didn't want to pay for them any longer.
  • Montreal Massacre

    Montreal Massacre
    December 6th in 1989, a man named Marc Lepine brought a .22 calibre rifle into an engineering class of 60 students at l'École Polytechnique in Montreal. He then proceeds to separate the female and male students into two sides of the room before shot down the total of 14 women because they were "feminist".
  • The Oka Crisis

    The Oka Crisis
    The Oka Crisis is a 78-day armed standoff between the Mohawk people and the government. It's a land dispute because of the government's plan of building a nine-hole golf course, which later expanded into 18-holes, on a piece of land that the Mohawk people claimed as their own as their ancient burial ground. The crisis resulted in the golf course expansion being canceled, however, the land was purchased by the government and was yet to be returned to the Kanesatake community.
  • National Aboriginal Day celebrated for the first time

    National Aboriginal Day celebrated for the first time
    In 1996, June 21st was announced as National Aboriginal Day by the Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc. It's a holiday to celebrate the unique heritage, culture, and contributions to Canada of different groups of Indigenous People.
  • September 11th Terrorist Attack

    September 11th Terrorist Attack
    The September 11th Terrorist Attacks were a series of four terrorist attempts aimed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the White House in the USA. Four commercial airplanes were hijacked by 19 members of an Islamic terrorist group called the Al Qaeda. A total of 2977 people were killed. The leader of the attack was believed to be Osama Bin Laden.
  • The Invasion of Afghanistan

    The Invasion of Afghanistan
    Following the September 11th attacks, the USA and Britain decided to invade Afghanistan. The main purpose of the invasion was to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden and the Al Qaeda terrorist group. The terrorist group was quickly eliminated alongside the Taliban government by the end of 2001. However, the war still dragged on until the present days with no ending in sight.
  • Civil Marriage Act Enacted

    Civil Marriage Act Enacted
    The enactment of the Civil Marriage Act allowed legal marriage to same-sex couples. The enactment of this Act also gave same-sex couples the same access to civil rights of divorce and marriages. Because of this enactment, Canada had become the fourth country to legalised same-sex marriage.
  • Stephen Harper's formal apology to Indigenous People for Indian residential schools

    Stephen Harper's formal apology to Indigenous People for Indian residential schools
    On June 11th of 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a formal apology to Indigenous People and residential schools survivors. This apology was made behalf on the Government of Canada to Indigenous People for the physical and emotional abuse, intergenerational impacts and the forced assimilation practice. The apology was delivered in the House of Commons, unlike the previous formal apology in 1998, which was delivered in a conference room.
  • Idle No More Movement

    Idle No More Movement
    The Idle No More Movement was a public response to the Parliament's passing of Bill C-45, the Jobs and Growth Act. Bill C-45 heavily affected Indigenous people's rights in different Acts and also their treaty rights. The Bill also gave the government the power to claim any piece of Indigenous land at any given time and not consulting Indigenous communities before any developments.
  • Canada praised by UNHCR for the nation's solutions to the largest group of refugees ever admitted

    Canada praised by UNHCR for the nation's solutions to the largest group of refugees ever admitted
    In 2016, Canada showed tremendous effort in providing resettlement for the highest record of 46,700 refugees. It was the highest record of refugees admitted since implementation of the 1976 Immigration Act.
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    Unit 5 Events

    A timeline that included significant events that were discussed in class with supplementary events that belonged in the 1982-present day time period.