History - Assignment #9

History - Assignment #9 - Alex Fong History Assignment#9 B...

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Alex Fong History - Assignment #9 B. Immigration By the early 1900’s, Canada had already been labeled as a multicultural country; one that was filled with various cultures and backgrounds. However, discrimination still existed since Canada was mostly populated with people of western European culture. As a result, those who had a different color, race, custom or background were considered as different from the rest of the Canadians and were often viewed as inferior. Fear towards these immigrants spread as many Canadians believed that the foreigners were taking employment away. Many of the native-born were hesitant towards the thought of different languages being beneficial towards the country and French Canadians feared losing their French-English social and political balance to non-French speakers. As a result, an outcry towards the government to limit immigration quickly spread and the government responded to it in their favor. Rules against Asian immigration were tightened. After World War 2, immigrants were pressured by laws to lose their ethnic culture and assimilate themselves to be more like the native-born Canadians. These laws, which support immigrants losing their identities, were favored by many. When the Canadian Pacific Railway was still under construction, the Chinese were the main
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2010 for the course SOC 000 taught by Professor N/a during the Winter '08 term at UBC.

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History - Assignment #9 - Alex Fong History Assignment#9 B...

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