Categories
Sociology

Social institutions in Canada

Chapter 11: Political and Economic System

Canada’s political system is embedded in democracy linking a federal system of parliamentary government with these strong democratic traditions. Importantly, this country is considered a constitutional monarchy. The monarch functions as the head of state and dispenses authority. Politically, it is designed within the confines of a multi-party system since many of its legislative practices were derived from the conventions written under the precedents established by Great Britain’s Westminster Parliament (Bickerton, 2009).

Categories
English

Increasing fraud rates in Canada

Description of the problem

A fraud is an act which is categorized under criminal law as unlawful gain by an individual which is based on deception of another party. A fraud is a type of crime that entails the act of obtaining money in unlawful manner.  A fraud may occur when a person obtains money through means which are against the law and is therefore guilty of an offence which is punishable by law.  The common nature frauds in the society and especially in Canada is money frauds, however people are also frauded other valuable commodities which are of high value. The main intention of the fraudster is to gain money or an item of value from the victim and thus causing damaging to him or her (Green 2006).

Categories
English

Same sex Marriage in Canada

Marriage in human society is a significant organizing principle because this instrument founded the first cell of society, the family. Since the beginning of history, this institution has been always together with family nature and gives stability for human society through management and regulation of human relationships. Therefore, for many individuals, this area is suitable for ethical analysis (Lahey & Alderson, 2009). However, in the modern times, same sex marriage has evolved and is taking over the marriage principle that brings people together in society. From this, it is evident that marriage nature has changed, and people are now uniting for love and companionship and not for reproduction purposes with the aim of fulfilling social needs. As a result, this paper aims at looking at the challenges faced by same-sex marriages in Canada. The arguments arising from this view point is that homosexual couples have fundamental rights because they are citizens just like the heterosexuals in the society.

Categories
Healthcare

Health Care Systems of Developed Countries

United States

The United States health care system has been the subject of many debates. One side argues that health care is the best in the United States due to its technology, innovation and facilities while the other side point out that the USA is the highest spending nation on health care compared to other industrialized nations all over the world (WHO, 2011) and was also ranked last in terms of quality and the cost of health care by the Commonwealth Fund (Roehr, 2008).

Categories
Other

Canada and Globalization

Cities: According to Sassen, the ‘global city’ occupies an important place in globalization (80). Globalization, Sassen argues, depends on and is manifest through large, cosmopolitan cities that serve as hubs of international economies of scale: they are localized, strategic ‘hot spots’ for the great networks of exchange that constitute economic globalization (80-81). Thus, global cities are important sites of globalization, areas where the economic power of international supply and demand coalesces to produce great powerhouses, dynamos of economic activity (81-82). As such, global cities form the new core of the increasingly globalized world, while former centers of manufacturing fall into disrepair and decay, and rural areas continue to languish (81-83).