Socials 10: Liberal UN Speech


Find a speech/interview from the party leader of the party you side with (or a minister)

1.) Give the context of the speech (where, when, why

Where:  United Nations General Assembly in New York

When: Sep 21, 2017

Why: To discuss Indigenous reconciliation, climate change and trade.

2.) Summarize the speech

Justin Trudeau talks about the past of the Indigenous people and their challenges such as residential schools and discrimination. He talks about how the world contributes to climate change and how no one can escape it. He talks about education being more accessible and to fix poverty and discrimination.

3.) What do they say that reveals if they are left or right wing? (provide the quotes and timestamps)

Justin Trudeau seems to be more left wing than right wing because he is in favour of community over independence, against discrimination, and will fight for causes around this. He wants to help others in a way that will benefit everyone and even help the rest of the world.

4.) Do you agree with their statements? Explain why or why not

I feel that many of his statements are useful and needed but become repetitive during this speech. Things concerning discrimination may already be fixed and I feel that he is almost holding a grudge towards the past and what has happened, but most of his statements are justified and more about the future.



One thought on “Socials 10: Liberal UN Speech

  1. Any specific quotes for #3? It’d be easier to see if you’re on the right track if I knew which statements you were referring to.
    As we’ll find out soon, we’ve acknowledge the discrimination against First Nations Peoples but we still have a long way to go in reconciliation. We’ll talk more about that in the next unit!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *