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Old 28-05-08, 17:14
Bruce MacMillan Bruce MacMillan is offline
a Canuck/Brit in Blighty
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hell Fire Corner, Kent UK
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The west isn't far behind.

"Nearly three-quarters (74.7%) of recent immigrants in Vancouver CMA lived in just four municipalities: the cities of Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and Surrey.

In the City of Richmond, foreign-born persons outnumbered their Canadian-born counterparts in 2006. Of the 173,600 residents in the city, more than one-half (57.4%) were born outside of Canada. In fact, Richmond had the highest proportion of foreign-born persons of all municipalities in Canada.

Between 2001 and 2006, the foreign-born population in Richmond grew by 12.9%, whereas the Canadian-born population decreased by 2.3%.

About 1 in 10 (10.8%) of Richmond's population were newcomers who had arrived in Canada within the last five years. Among these 18,800 recent immigrants, fully one-half were born in the People's Republic of China.

In fact, immigrants from the People's Republic of China, whether they had lived in Canada for some time or had arrived recently, made up the largest group of the foreign-born population in the city."

I know this country needs immigrants but I think the concept of multiculturalism never happened. Most of the new immigrants keep to their own communities and we have little cultural mini-states forming. They keep practicing their old world ways in the new world. Even the "New Chinese" don't mix with the "Old Chinese" that have been here for 100 years.
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