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Socials DoL 3: Halibut Treaty

Halibut Treaty… What exactly is the Halibut Treaty? The dictionary definition for the word treaty is a formally concluded and ratified agreement between countries, therefore, it can be assumed that the halibut treaty is an agreement made between countries about Halibut fish. However, many people fail to inform themselves on the direct consequence and result of this event, and how it really shaped Canada’s political and economic growth. A reasonable.. Read More

Socials Academic Controversy: Trudeau and Laurier

Is Justin Trudeau currently positioned to be Laurier’s successor? L = Laurier T= Trudeau   Pro (things they have in common) Con (things they don’t have in common) Immigration Both in favour of immigrants coming to Canada Wants to increase the population: in the case of L was to cultivate the land and in the case of T is to even out the wage gap Believe in equity? Cares for.. Read More

Dear John A Macdonald

Dear John A. Macdonald,   First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your investment towards uniting the colonies. I have written this letter to ensure my support for the upcoming Confederation conferences and to convince you where I stand in this issue. I must admit that when I first entered political matters, I was quite opposed to the idea you had with the other members of the.. Read More

Indepth Post #6: Only a month away

In-depth is a month away and I’m already writing my final post of the year! With April May Juneeeee going past quickly, I accomplished many things since my last in-depth post.   First of all, I put my vision for the night of in-depth together. I changed my original idea because it would take too much time with other peers which would be hard to organize. At the start of.. Read More

Dr. Frederick Banting and His Road to Discovering the Ultimate Treatment

The autobiography non-fiction book that I am reading about Dr. Frederick Banting is titled, Breakthrough: Banting, Best, and the Race to Save Millions of Diabetics by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg.  I am currently ⅔ finished and around my book!   “Which one should I have left, sir?” This quote seems fairly unimportant at first glance, but once I read the background behind the quote, I immediately knew that it.. Read More

Sir. John. A. Macdonald – Worth A Long Second Look

Mr Morris Humanities April 20, 2018 Historical figures are often held at a higher scrutiny regarding their negative actions then positive as they affect a wider array of people’s livelihood. Recently, this sparks the debate over Canada’s first prime minister Sir John. A, Macdonald, who is receiving criticism for his promotion of the Indian act, and similar legislations, that goes against modern Canadian principles. Although some argue that Macdonald is.. Read More

Indepth Post #5: We’re almost there!

It’s so amazing to see that in-depth has already passed half way. At the beginning of this project, composition seemed like such a long road ahead of me, however, after composing some pieces of my own, I noticed that there isn’t anything hard at all. You just make music you like to listen to, and although it’s a bonus if others like it as well, essentially you should be the.. Read More

Socials DoL 2: Inquiry Question Residential Schools

To what extent were the impacts of the Residential schools felt in the Indigenous community and how or how not is the government attempting reconciliation towards Indigenous peoples who were sent to Residential school? To answer my inquiry question, I made a short video! The script is below in case anyone wants to follow along. Note: To mark ethical judgement, please refer to the script as I added some information after I.. Read More

Socials DoL 1: The October Crisis

“There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada. Those qualities are what make us the first postnational state.” -Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2015)   Definitions (Google): Identity: The fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Mainstream: The ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as normal or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts. Postnational: Postnationalism or non-nationalism is the process or.. Read More

In-depth #4: Long Talks and Self-Realizations

“I think good music is music that people like to listen to, and even if that’s only one person, it’s still enough.” Jiwon Hwang Nearly 2 months have already passed since the start of in-depth! Due to my busy schedule, in-depth is becoming a challenge to work on everyday, nevertheless, I “try” to dedicate at least 30 minutes to add to my composition. Spring break is also coming up soon,.. Read More