Social and Political Conflict in Canada

Get Started. It's Free
or sign up with your email address
Rocket clouds
Social and Political Conflict in Canada by Mind Map: Social and Political Conflict in Canada

1. Civil Rights Movement

1.1. In the 60's people protested and made groups that advocated for equal rights for coloured people

1.1.1. Caused a social conflict because people did not want coloured people to have equal rights

1.2. Viola Desmond - A woman who refused to sit in the segregated section of a theatre in Nova Scotia

1.3. An African city was destroyed in Halifax, Nova Scotia  - creating NSAACP

2. New Woman's Movement

2.1. Women keep fighting for the right to equality

2.1.1. These all cause social conflict with people who do not believe that women  should be able to do the same things as men

2.2. Lavell Case - Woman fights to keep her Indian Status when she marries a non-native man - Ends up winning the case

2.3. Murdoch Case - Women wants to divorce her husband and receive half the land (which normally is not allowed) - ends up winning

3. First Nations and the Meech Lake Accord

3.1. First Nations people wanted to be able to vote and be included in federal government decisions

3.1.1. This caused political conflict because the government did not want to give them a say in decisions while still keeping their status

3.2. This came into play in the Meech Lake accord, a meeting discussing Canada's Constitution where the First Nations people were not included

3.3. Elijah Harper, a Aboriginal politician sought to that the Meech Lake accord would not go through because the first nations was not included

3.3.1. Caused social conflict because Aboriginals were seperating themselves from the rest of Canada but still trying to be included as Canadians

4. Quiet Revolution

4.1. Jean Lesage the Premier of Quebec wants to change things

4.1.1. His slogan "II faut que ca change!"

4.2. He decided to change education, moving away from the church and wanted a special status for Quebec (increase in separatist elements)

4.2.1. This caused social conflict because some people did not want this change for Quebec

4.3. Quebec people started calling themselves "Quebecios" and not "Canadiens"

4.3.1. This caused political conflict because other Canadians did not think Quebec should call themselves something different, it made Quebec separate

5. New Canadian Flag

5.1. Pearson wanted a new flag for Canada to represent a new independent Canada

5.2. Opposition came from Diefenbaker because he wanted to keep the British and French symbols

5.3. This caused political conflict between Pearson who was PM and Diefenbacker who is the leader of opposition

6. 1930's Jewish Refugess

6.1. Persecution of Jewish people identifies in Europe and countries are unwilling to accept them

6.2. Canada accepts the least amount of Jewish immigrants because the open-semite minister of immigration

6.2.1. This causes political conflict between the Wilson and him

6.3. Carine Wilson the first woman senator advocated for the acceptance of more refugees

7. 1935 Election

7.1. Bennet is elected in the 1930 election but is failing the Canadian citizens ever since the election

7.2. King uses this as a way to win over the Canadian citizens in the 1935 election

7.2.1. Uses the slogan "King or Chaos" to amplify how many mistakes Bennett made

7.2.2. This causes political conflict between King and Bennett

8. Political Parties in the 30's

8.1. There were four new political parties developed in the 30's: the CCF, Social Credit, Union Nationale, and the Communist Party

8.2. All of these parties had contrasting ideas when it came to how they thought Canada should be run

8.2.1. This caused politcal conflict between all the political leaders

9. King-Byng Affair

9.1. King formed a coalition government  and Byng (governor general) said it was okay unless it fails than Meighen will be given a chance

9.2. The coalition fails and King gets mad and says that Byng should not get to decide that Meighen can now run

9.2.1. Political conflict between Meighen and King

9.3. Because of this King runs a platform of Canadians independence from Britain and their governor general

9.3.1. Political conflict between Britain and Canada

10. Hippy Counterculture

10.1. "Hip" people who looked for an alternative way of life

10.1.1. Caused social conflict because people disagreed with this way of life

10.2. Believed in freedom, peace, sharing and nature

10.3. Seperated themselves through fashion, way of life, music and the use of drugs

11. FLQ Crisis

11.1. A group of extremists in Quebec wanting seperatism

11.1.1. Resulting in social conflict with the rest of Quebec and Canada

11.2. Committed bombings, kidnappings and other violent crimes

11.3. Caused the October crisis, by kidnapping two government workers James Cross and kidnapping and killing Pierre Laporte

12. Separatist Movement

12.1. Some people in Quebec wanted to be separate from Canada

12.1.1. Caused social conflict between Quebec and the rest of Canada

12.2. "Vive le Quebec Libre!" was a common saying of Quebec's anti-federalist groups

12.3. Renè Levesque created the Parti Quebecios which pushed for separatism

13. Asbestos Strike

13.1. In Quebec town called Asbestos people wanted unions and the Rand Formula

13.1.1. Causing a strike and social conflict

13.2. The Premier chose the business owners side by selecting pro-business arbitrators so that when the people went on strike without arbitrators it would be illegal

13.3. Strike gets violent

14. Ford Strike

14.1. Business owners wanted to cut back on union rights but the people did not want that

14.1.1. Causing a strike and social conflict

14.2. People wanted the Rand Formula which states that unions had a right to collect dues and those workers who objected could donate their dues

14.3. The strike was long and difficult for the business owners and the workers

15. Internment of Japanese Canadians

15.1. Canadian citizens of Japanese decent were put in camps because their were "enemy aliens"

15.1.1. Caused conflict between the different Canadian citizens

15.2. Government did not see any threat but the pubic outrage made them keep them in the camps

15.3. Sold all their property and seized all their assets

15.4. Forced some third generations Canadians to immigrate back to Japan

16. Flappers

16.1. Women who  did not follow the norm for women in the 1920's

16.1.1. Caused social conflict because people did not think women should look and do things like that

16.2. Wore their hair short, powdered their noses, wore bright clothes, and attended male events

16.3. Differ from parents generation greatly

17. Winnepeg General Strike

17.1. People joined unions because inflation in the economy

17.1.1. Caused social conflict because the business owners did not want unions

17.2. People in Winnipeg went on strike to get fair wages and better working conditions

17.3. Bloody Saturday - the strike turned violent involving the RCMP

18. Prohibition

18.1. Wanting to make alcohol illegal - not being able to drink, sell or have alcohol

18.1.1. Because alcohol caused many social problems, petty crime and domestic violence

18.2. Started being considered during WW1

18.3. Many people were for prohibition but many were not causing social conflict between citizens

18.4. There was also political conflict because  political leaders had different views on prohibition even though it eventually got passed through

19. Conscription

19.1. Conscription is being thought about to supply the amount of soldiers needed to fight

19.2. It is split between the French and the English Canadians

19.2.1. French Canadians did not want conscription while English Canadians dd causing conflict between citizens

19.3. In WW2 conscription was again a major problem in Canada. Prime Minister King tried his best to make both sides happy and not end in a civil war

19.3.1. "Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription" is a famous quote from King trying to make all of Canada happy

19.4. There was also political conflict because political leaders had different opinions about conscription. Some thought it was necessary others did not

20. Anti German Settlement

20.1. During World War 1 Canadians expressed ill-will towards German Canadians

20.1.1. Because of the social conflict between citizens

20.2. Imprisoned these "enemy aliens"

20.3. German Canadians had to assimilate to avoid this negativity causing tension between Canadians

21. Political

22. Social