Month: December 2015

Guiding Questions – Dec 10th

  1. Why did MacDonald develop the National Policy?

Because he needed something to show and convince Canada of his intentions and ideas. The people voted for him because they agreed with his mission and so his party returned back to running office.

  1. List and explaineach of the three parts of the National Policy.  In each case, state why MacDonald thought it was important for the future of Canada.
  • Protective Tariffs – These Tariffs raised the former Tariffs from 15% to 17.5%-35%. This helped and benefited the Canadian economy because this stopped many people from buying goods from America and to start buying goods from Canada.
  • Increased Immigration – This is another thing that helped and benefited Canada’s economy because the more people, the more framers, which equals more crops and profit. If the immigrants payed an extra $10 fee they would get land.
  • The Canadian Pacific Railroad – This helps transport people and goods around the country and troops to help with the defence of Canada.
  1. Who did MacDonald get to invest in the CPR and what were their backgrounds?

MacDonald got George Stephen who was the president of the Bank of Montreal, Donald Smith, Chief Commissioner of the HBC and James J. Hill, a coal trader, to invest in the CPR. Altogether they made $17 million.

  1. What did MacDonald promise the Syndicate?

MacDonald had made the promise of giving $25 million in cash to the Syndicate plus a land grant of 25 million acres and a monopoly of Lake Superior for 20 years.

  1. In order to get the benefits from the Government, what did the Syndicate have to do?

The Syndicate had to finish the CPR within 10 years

  1. What did the Syndicate do immediately upon being given the railway contract and why?

They had immediately changed the route of the railway because the route was going through Saskatoon and Edmonton which had lots of fertile land. They wanted absolute control the CPR project so they moved it away from land speculators.

  1. Why was William Van Horne hired as the new manager of the CPR in 1881?

William Van Horne was hired as the new manager because they needed someone with lots of energy and a new manager

  1. Describe the achievements of Van Horne’s management.

William Van Horne made an almost immediate impact and sped up the construction of the CPR. He was able to have 800 km of the rail laid in a year and another 800 km the next year too.

  1. What problem did the railway face in 1883 and what was the solution?

In the end of 1883 the company was running out of money and the people were about to build the railways through BC which would cost lots of money because it was rocky. Stephen and Smith both donated their fortunes for the construction which was still not enough. In 1884 the government passed a bill which provided the company with another $22.5 million for the CPR. Even with the $22.5 million, in 1884 they ran out of money again

  1. Where did the CPR enter into BC?

The CPR entered BC by the Kicking Horse Pass

  1. In 1867, why do you think the coast of BC required fewer days to get to from Ottawa than the interior of BC?

It required fewer days because to get to the coast you are able to travel further toward the South and you could also avoid the large mountains in the interior.


Aboriginal Hypothetical Questions

~ How would you feel if McDonald’s was taken over by Burger King?

7 – Happy

15 – Don’t Care

6 – Upset

13 – Don’t Know

6 – Upset

~ This question relates to the Natives having to give up their culture and take over the Natives culture.

~ My results are basically saying that it is fair even though I think it isn’t.

~ If your family + you gave up your very large house for a very small apartment would you be able to live properly and happy?

2 – Yes

31 – No

14 – Maybe

~ This question relates to your family gave up your land back to Canada and got small land reserves to live on. They were starved and in the beginning the land reserves were very small (600m^2)

~ Looking at my results, this is not fair and they would not be able to live happily or properly.

~ If you gave up your house and given a smaller place to live plus little money annually to buy clothing or any other necessary items would you be able to live properly?

18 – Yes

10 – No

19 – Maybe

~ This question relates to how the Natives gave their land back to Canada and got smaller land reserves to live on but also got money to buy whatever is necessary.

~ My results are in between being fair and not fair. The results are saying that they might be able to live if they got money for tools and clothing and a roof over their head.

~ How would you feel if the province/state you lived in was taken over by another country and you were starved, your culture was taken over and you were forced to take over the other country’s cultures (ex. Russia) and the people that lived in that country didn’t like you or the people from your province state?

2 – Happy

22 – Angry

20 – Upset

3 – Don’t Care

~ This question relates to when the Northwest Territories were took under the Canadians and how they lost their culture and that the Canadians didn’t like the Natives and also how the Native’s had to take over Canada’s way of doing stuff

~ Most of my results are saying that this is not fair and they would be quiet upset and angry if this happened.

~ If iPhone was forced to take over Android’s way of doing stuff (ex. apps, how phone looked, worked, etc.) how would you feel?

5 – Happy

9 – Excited

16 – Sad

10 – Wouldn’t care

7 – Angry

~ This question relates to how the Natives culture was took away and they were forced/pushed to take over the Canadians’ culture and how they did their stuff. Many items were took away from them which relates to the apps because Android does not have the many apps that Apple does.

~ Looking at the results many people think that this is not fair and they would be quite upset if this happened.


Trip to EA with Math 10H

My trip to EA on Thursday was something that I really enjoyed. Even though I was sick and didn’t come to school during the morning, I had forced my mom to drop me to school so I can go to this field trip not only because I was excited but it would be a big opportunity to go and see how at what they do over at EA. I found EA very fascinating from bringing your dogs to work to getting your car fixed while you are working and getting your laundry done. I found the library really cool because you can take the movies and games home or watch/play them during work. There was a lot of things there ranging from Dora the Explorer to NHL 2016. I learnt from EA that even though it looks like Video Games look easy to make, it isn’t. A lot of work needs to be put into. You have to study hard and get the specified degrees/diplomas. It’s probably very competitive to get in to. But in the end it’s worth it not only because you get a nice pay and nice work place but because you get to have fun while doing your job and after seeing your work out there with people enjoying it.