Social Studies 11
Nov 17, 2013
How has intolerance towards immigrants been an issue in Canada since 1914?
“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the history of Canada there has always been an intolerance towards immigrants, There is a dream some people had for a utopian country, a country the is no longer defined by the color of your skin, the ways you act , the things you do or your beliefs, This dream of some people has still not been reached and most likely never will be, but Canada has greatly changed in many ways since 1914.the biggest problem is that most people do not realize that “Achievement has no color” ~ Abraham Lincoln and that is the line between racists and the humans who have respect for one another. Canada’s past has shown racism and or Ways to show their power over the people of Canada, things such Internment Camps, Immigration laws, Segregation were all used. Internment Camp were used to keep the Canadian Immigrants how were “potential treats”. In December 1914 a Prisoner of War Internment Camp opened at Camp Petawawa it was used for In housing 750 German, Austrian and Italian POWs. They occupied various buildings used by the militia in times of peace and were employed in road cutting, timber felling and ground clearing. The Internment Camp closed in May 1916.There were many of these camps used across Canada the 24 camps across Canada, 5,954 were of Austro-Hungarian origin, including 5,000 Ukrainians; 2,009 were Germans; 205 were Turks and 99, Bulgarians. All endured hunger and forced labour, helping to build some of Canada's best-known landmarks, such as Banff National Park. About 5,000 Ukrainian men and some women and children of Austro-Hungarian citizenship were kept in twenty-four internment camps and related work sites these were also known, at the time, as concentration camps. Many Austro-Hungarians were released in 1916...
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