4 Social, Economic, and Political Context



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E1.4 Social, Economic, and Political Context



I will FOCUS ON: Historical Significance & Historical Perspective

ACTIVITY: What were some key political developments and/or government policies in Canada since 1982? What was their significance for the lives of different people in Canada?

CANADA: 1982 to the present

You be the historian!

I would like you to describe some key political developments and/or government policies in Canada since 1982 (e.g., the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and/or the North American Free Trade Agreement, new political parties such as the Reform Party and the Green Party, the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax and/or the Harmonized Sales Tax, Aboriginal rights in section 25 of the Constitution Act, fishing moratoria, the Montreal Protocol, the Kyoto Accord, the Civil Marriage Act), and assess their impact on the lives of different people in Canada.

1. Read the links below the graphic organizer.

2. In 2-3 sentences, answer the following question: What was the impact of these key political developments and/or government policies in Canada since 1982?




What was the impact of these key political developments and/or government policies in Canada since 1982?

Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement




North American Free Trade Agreement




Reform Party




The Green Party




Goods and Services Tax




Harmonized Sales Tax




Aboriginal rights in section 25 of the Constitution Act




Fishing Moratoria




The Montreal Protocol




The Kyoto Accord




The Civil Marriage Act




The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldiaP8W2Osk

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33dIwdrTJR0

New political parties such as the Reform Party

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXI4Tt1WoKM

New political parties such as the Green Party

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMsuC1CDo4

The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax

The introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax

Aboriginal rights in section 25 of the Constitution Act

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOvm_RT5Njo

Fishing Moratoria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSqDFT2z0b8

The Montreal Protocol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRcwNEEqp8A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnp0YU3u1r4

The Kyoto Accord

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8o4iqF66BU

The Civil Marriage Act

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj6hbTgOx5g

and assess their impact on the lives of different people in Canada.


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