Introduction: Vancouver: Hong Kong East (00:34)
An overview of information covered in this section is presented.
Pacific Rim Immigration (02:18)
Building homes to appease Asian buyers requires a controversial action. Hundreds of homes are torn down to make room for new ones, transforming Canada's landscape.
Global Forces of Transformation (04:04)
Ley studies the changing landscape and describes the two distinct sections of Vancouver. Asian elite believe the best way to preserve their wealth is to invest in real estate.
Increased Asian Presence (02:30)
During the 1980s, the economic strength of the Pacific Rim had been the driving force behind the economy of British Columbia. Ho worries about the strict rules on newly constructed house sizes and styles.
Design Compromise and Multiculturalism (03:37)
Some of the cultural conflicts have been resolved at both the local and global scale. Vancouver experiences a return migration to Hong Kong. Ho left the real estate business to start an internet company.
Introduction: Montreal: An Island of French (01:04)
An overview of information covered in this section is presented using images and maps.
Preserving French Quebec (02:26)
The future of French language and culture in Montreal may depend on children. The Quebecois suffer from the lowest birth rate in Canada. Quebec opens its boarders and welcomes immigrants.
French versus English (04:24)
Montreal is divided into two distinct areas. For immigrants in Quebec, choosing English has a price. Laporte describes Quebec's deep integration into American civilization.
Assimilation into French Society (02:47)
The Quebecois have succeeded in their battle with the English speaking minority. The growing immigration population is still a threat. The government pays immigrants to learn French.
Social and Economic Divisions (02:37)
In 1995, French identity politics came to a head, with a province wide referendum on Quebec's sovereignty. The resident chose to remain Canadian.
Credits: Ethnic Fragmentation in Canada—The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century (00:60)
Credits: Ethnic Fragmentation in Canada—The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century
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