Although World War Two was depressing and full of sorrows, it brought honour and recognition in Canadian history from World War Two to end of post-war era. Canada developed positively from 1945 to 1967, through resolving world conflicts, introduction of technological evolution and immigration reforms shaping and identifying it as a developed and multicultural country.
Canada progressed on the international scene through great contribution in the United Nations resolving world conflicts. Lester.B.Pearson, as the External affairs minister of Canada, represented Canada in United Nations on the world stage gaining Canada international recognition. Pearson's vital role in the formation of UNEF (United Nations Emergency Forces) and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 recognizing Canada with glory on the international scene. In addition, Canada participated in peacekeeping ...view middle of the document...
In 1950s technological devices, such as television and cassette players, were introduced in the market. In addition, the Automotive Industry was flourishing in Canada as cars were being brought into market at low prices due to the Autopact agreement between Canada and United States. This trend of technological evolution enhanced consumerism within Canada raising living standards among Canadians for access to necessities and luxuries. Automotive Plants of Ford, Chrysler and GM (General Motors) generated thousands of jobs and brought money in Canada. For example, Autopact increased Canadian Automotive trading to surplus of two billion dollars. This money was utilized for the development of Canada. Technological devices increased the happiness and comfort of Canadians identifying the prosperous time of Canada. Technological evolution increased consumerism in Canada, progressing the economy, living standards and recognizing Canada's status as a "Developed Nation".
The High living standards of Canada pulled many immigrants from parts of the world improving Canadian economy. Along with, the immigration reforms of Canada allowed multiculturalism. Following World War Two, Canada demolished discrimination in immigration based on race, religion and ethnicity. For example, Canada passed the Bill of Rights in 1962 demolishing discrimination and the favouring of British and European immigrants. In addition, Canada introduced the point system in 1967 to allow professionals from parts of the world based on their knowledge of English, French, age, work experience and many other points. This allowed multiculturalism in Canada and improved the economy of Canada through the accomplishments of professionals in various fields. Immigration reforms of Canada identified it as a Multicultural and open nation on the world stage.
Canada's active contribution in resolving world conflicts, technological evolution and the immigration reforms developed its identity on world stage in terms of politics, economy and social parameters. Even though, World War two brought sadness and pain to Canadians, Canada overcame the dilemma and progressed on its journey to a prosperous and bright future.