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Dagna
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 04:22 AM
Are growing ethnic enclaves a threat to Canada? (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nati onalpolicyinstitute.org%2F2010%2F09%2F12 %2Fare-growing-ethnic-enclaves-a-threat-to-canada%2F)

Given the stark reality, the question of ethnic enclaves, sometimes referred to as self-imposed ghettos, is no small matter. According to other research, in 1981 Canada had only six ethnic enclaves, which are defined as neighbourhoods where more than 30 per cent of the population is of one ethnicity. Now there are more than 260 such enclaves.

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The University of Victoria’s Zheng Wu is leading an important study into one of the most profound challenges facing Canada, which has the highest per-capita immigration in the world.

How can waves of newcomers to Canada feel they belong here?
That question, explored by Wu and his sociological team, is particularly crucial to cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, where about two out of five residents are foreign born.

The disruption that comes with pulling up stakes and leaving one’s country -whether China, India, the Philippines, Nigeria or Norway - can be shattering, even leading to depression.

Arriving in Canada, immigrants are often jolted to find weather, language, food, buildings, holidays, ethical norms and neighbours bear little resemblance to their homeland.

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ArcticWarrior
Thursday, December 9th, 2010, 01:33 AM
And it's just going to get worse...