You should have 2 sources for each of the 5 sub-sections, but they can be the sa


You should have 2 sources for each of the 5 sub-sections,
but they can be the same general source, such as the Canadian Encyclopedia –
but different parts of that website.
These 5 sub-sections have a huge amount of possible
information, but I want you to focus only on the parts that answer the
questions in the bullet points. Use precise Googling/search within the sources
you find to pinpoint the material you need to read.
For example, the BNA Act. The bullets indicate 2 things in
that very long and rambling law that we need to know about because it set the
legal framework – with an 1860 colonial mindset – that started this tiny
snowball rolling down the hill. The following events are where it picks up more
and more snow to become an avalanche.
I am guessing that it will need to be at least 6 pages
double-spaced. Plus a page at the end listing all of your sources. No
headers, and please make brief citations for each paragraph and all quotes,
like this: (BNA Act – Canadian Encyclopedia). Then list the website in your
sources so I can look it up if I have a question about your information.
Exam
Question:
This is one question, but it has many parts. You must
answer every part. The correct answer will outline the following process:
The
Canadian government wanted to institute a military draft during World War I
(1914-18) to increase the size of its army/navy. This indirectly led to the
legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada in 2005. How did wanting more
soldiers result in recognizing equal marriage rights? You mission is to explain
that to me.
The point of this question has many aspects that explain
some of the many differences between Canada and the USA.
Political/Parliamentary system, how they gained freedom from being a British
colony, constitutional issues, the right to vote for women, governmental racism
& sexism, the fight for women’s rights, equality for women in Canada’s
constitution, and marriage equality.
You will need to research the following:
British North America Act (usually called the BNA Act) –
now called the Constitution Act of 1867. This British Law created Canada as an
almost but not quite separate country.
·
Britain withheld 3 important powers from its
newest “child” – all of which directly affect the subsequent events that led to
marriage equality – what are they?
·
What are the qualifications outlined under this
law to be appointed to the Canadian Senate?
1917 Wartime Elections Act
·
What did it change about federal elections in
Canada and why?
·
Who was included in the new right to vote and
who was excluded and why?
Persons Case of 1929
·
The Famous Five – why did they get together to
launch a case before the Supreme Court of Canada? Hint – 5 is a magic number.
·
What was the outcome of that case and how did
the Court and Canadian government explain it?
·
How did the Famous Five challenge the ruling,
why were they able to do that, and what was the result of this challenge?
Constitution Act of 1982/Charter of Rights and Freedoms
·
Look up the parts of the Charter of Rights and
Freedoms that we went over (twice) in class, the parts that were written with
the Persons Case in mind – to correct the error contained in the BNA Act that
led to that dispute.
Bill C-38 – Law on Civil Marriage
·
Explain how the Wartime Elections Act of 1917
led indirectly or directly to this law that re-defined marriage rights in a way
that aligned with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


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