1982 - Present (Social (Fashion (1980's. When thinking of the 1980'…
1982 - Present
1980's. When thinking of the 1980's the first words that come to mind are over-the-top, big, and colourful. they were times of experimentation and hair damage. As more women were being seen in the workplace, so were shoulder pads. They were said to make women look more intimidating and confident. Casual wear included khaki pants, blazers, polo shirts, and cardigans. Glam wear trends included lots of sequins and beads. Hair was permed and teased to achieve a more voluminous look. Makeup was bold (and poorly blended). Jewelry was colourful and big. Fashion was heavily influenced by the music popular in the days. perhaps the most regrettable fashion trend of the 1980's were the colourful dance/exercise ensembles.
1990's. After going through a crazy decade, the 90's fashion was more subtle and calm. Trends included butterfly clips, school girl looks, satin material, knee high boots, chokers, crop tops, and backless tops.
2000's. The fashion during the 2000's were mixed between different styles of different cultures in the world paired with western accessories. Trends included denim on denim, Gaucho Pants, popcorn shirts, denim skirts, and leggings.
Today's trends come from past elements with a modern touch. For example, leather jackets first came into style in the 1950's. Today, they are paired with popping colours rather than simple shades.
First Female General Governor. Jean Sauve, 1983.
Kim Campbell. First Female Prime minister of Canada. Shortly replaced afterwords.
Ice Storm 1998. The Ice Storm of 1998 was one of the most dangerous disasters the took place in North America. 35 lives were lost. In addition, power was shut off and the estimated financial cost of the storm was 5.4 billion dollars.
Acid Rain. In 1983, 19.000 Lakes in Ontario were biologically damaged. The U.S. and Canada discussed decreasing sulfur emissions and agreed in 1988.
Loonie. The loonie was invented in 1987. This happened because Canadians wished to increase the lifespan of their money.
Nunavut becomes Constitutional Entity. On April 1st, 1999, Canada's map was re-drawn to create a homeland for Canada's Inuit, Nunavut. The North West Territories were divided in two to create Nunavut.
Recession of 1980s. Inflation and interest rates spiked in Canada. This is believed o have happened due to the increase of mechanization. People lost their jobs to robots.
Confederation Bridge. The Confederation Bridge was made to connect Prince Edward Island to the mainland. This would keep better relations.
Canadian Economy Developments
Cod Moratorium. July 2nd, 1992,Canadian government put a moratorium on the northern cod into place in hopes of giving the species time to reproduce. This caused 30, 000 people to lose their jobs, fish plants closed and boats were not being used.
NAFTA. The North American Free Trade Agreement created the world's free trades zone and provided Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. with growth in their economy.
Trans Public Trade Deal. This Partnership with Canada and 10 other countries formed a trade bloc representing 495 million customers. This benefited Canada because it provided them with preferential access to key markets in Latin America and Asia.