Consider the following words spoken by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1971: Un


Consider the following words spoken by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1971:
Uniformity is neither desirable nor possible in a country the size of Canada. We should not even be able to agree upon the kind of Canadian to choose as a model, let alone persuade most people to emulate it. There are few policies potentially more disastrous for Canada than to tell all Canadians that they must be alike. There is no such thing as a model or an ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an “all-Canadian” boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate. A society which eulogizes the average citizen is one which breeds mediocrity. What the world should be seeking, and in Canada, we must continue to cherish, are not concepts of uniformity but human values: compassion, love and understanding.
Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Remarks at the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress, October 9, 1971 as cited in The Essential Trudeau, ed.Ron Graham.
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Katrina, in her essay on Canadian identity, writes the following:
In Canada, we don’t really have the concept of the average or typical Canadian. South of the border, they have the idea of the “all-American” boy or girl but that seems ridiculous to us. We see the idea of uniformity as a concept that leads to racism and other kinds of intolerance. If a society only cares about creating average citizens, it will always create mediocre ones. In Canada, we don’t try to make everyone think the same and be the same; instead, we try to nurture positive values such as love and empathy.
Situation:
Katrina’s teacher has told her that this passage is an example of plagiarism. Katrina argues that this idea about Canadian identity has become common knowledge and therefore does not need to be cited in her essay. To what extent is this passage plagiarized? With your classmates, explain whether or not you think Katrina is guilty of plagiarism. What would you say to Katrina if you were her teacher? In your response, refer specifically to the ideas from the websites referred to previously. You must show evidence of learning from the Zoom virtual class, especially in regards to different types of plagiarism and ways to avoid plagiarism.
Attached in a file is an example of a level 4 response


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