In his famous “An Essay on the Principle of Population“(1798), the English economist Thomas Malthus argued that, since geometric growth of population outstrips arithmetic growth of the food supply, we actually need poverty, disease, and starvation to restore the balance. …

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Immigration has occurred at some point in the background of all Canadians, even those who are now called “native” or “first nation” peoples. Choose one of these topics: My ancestral homeland The arrival of my ancestor(s) in Canada My immigration …

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Politicians often state that one letter received from a citizen is worth a thousand votes. Decide whether you think Canada is spending too little or too much on the military. Now write a letter to the Minister of Defence, arguing …

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What degree of American influence do you detect in these aspects of Canadian life. Computer software Eating habits Fashions Film distribution Foreign policy Hockey Inflation Interest rates Language Pollution Popular music Social services Television programming Textbooks

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Identify a group that you believe has been poorly treated by Canadian society (for example the handicapped or disabled, the elderly, native peoples, farmers, immigrants, refugees, single parents, etc.). Take notes, then write an inductive argument in which you present …

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Develop one of the following topics into an essay of argumentation and/or persuasion, choosing the side you wish to take. (See also the guidelines that follow.) 1. Companies (should/should not) be held liable for their own pollution. 2. Adopted children …

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Compare and/or contrast one of the following pairs. (See also the guidelines that follow.) 1. A newborn and an elderly person 2. Front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive cars 3. The newspaper and the TV newcast 4. Cats and dogs 5. Renting and …

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