Fragmentation in Canada - Vancouver and Montreal
video program features two case studies on Canada: Vancouver:
Hong Kong East and Montreal: An Island
Hong Kong East, focuses on this emerging Pacific
Rim metropolis and the consequences of a recent influx
of wealthy Hong Kong Chinese immigrants into the area.
Older, well-established "Anglo" neighborhoods
fight to preserve their cultural landscape, as new Asian
residents tear down older homes to erect larger, more
modern dwellings with radically different styles.
update to this case study includes new footage of Vancouver
nearly a decade later showing the results of construction
by Asian immigrants, and new interviews with geographer
David Ley discussing the reversing migration trends
and Vancouver's economy.
An Island of French examines the French-speaking
population within Montreal, its turbulent history with
the English-speaking minority, and the ongoing efforts
to resist linguistic domination in North America. The
case study focuses in particular on the city's large
immigrant populations and their importance to francophone
efforts to maintain majority status.
Updates to this program include examination of the 1995
referendum on Quebec sovereignty featuring detailed
maps of the voting patterns among speakers of different
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