Canada had proven to be a country that aimed for peace and prosperity, as it was actively engaged in projects that could benefit the developing countries and prevent a war from happening. The roles that Canada played in the NATO, UN and NORAD, and the actions in which it took during the Korean War and the Suez Crisis showed how valuable Canada’s contributions were. They were what acknowledged Canada to be a peacekeeping country on an international scale. In addition, the recognition of the communist government in People’s Republic of China by Trudeau helped to identify Canada as an independent nation willing to cooperate, trade and communicate with all nations. Furthermore, the acts that the federal government passed during 1945 and 2000, including the Veteran’s Land Act, special legislation regarding the veterans, the introduction of the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Canada Assistance Plan, the national Medical Care Act, the Free Trade Agreement, the Official Languages Act and the amendment of Canada’s Constitution in 1982 all contributed to Canada’s positive features that benefited Canadians greatly.
Canada’s approach in addressing the fear of communism was shameful, as it suspended many people’s rights. People who were thought to be communist spies received mistreatment and had their homes fully searched by police even though there was no definite evidence working against them. Its action in developing V-8 engines that could cause serious pollution to the environment and the cutting of federal government spending in order to address the debt crisis also contributed to the suffering of the people. In addition, the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord proved to be bad mistakes in resolving the tension between Quebec and the rest of Canada. Ultimately, the positive features overpower the negative features, since Canada did more good than harm from 1945 to 2000.