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  1. South Asians push Chinese aside as Canada's main ethnic minority

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver South Asians have overtaken Chinese as the largest minority group in Canada, which now has well over a million members of each ethnic group. And, for the first ... Vancouver, making up about 18 per cent of residents, the broader picture showed that South Asians have become the dominant minority group across Canada. There are 1.26 million South Asians in Canada ...

  2. Canada QUIZ

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1 What is the longest river in Canada? 2 What does A mari usque ad mare mean? 3 Canada is not a member of the Organisation ... member of the Canadian cabinet? 6 Which Canadian banknote features a portrait of the first prime minister of Canada? 7 How many provinces and territories are there in Canada? 8 Which Canadian ...

  3. Sighs of relief as England avoid slipping up against Canada

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay As if slippery conditions underfoot were not enough of an obstacle, four-time champions England had to be wary of 'banana-skin' opponents Canada, who made life difficult for the crowd favourites before succumbing 24-12. 'Definitely, they are a banana skin and we could have ended up being the upset of the first round. It is a sigh of relief to come out ...


    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 What is the largest city on Canada's Pacific coast? 2 Canada has the longest undefended land border of any country- true or false? 3 Which Canadian banknote does not feature a portrait of a Canadian? 4 Which Canadian singer recorded the theme song for the movie Titanic? 5 Air Canada serves three Chinese cities. What are they? 6 Which two Canadian beer giants dominate ...

  5. Canada falls behind in attracting Chinese students

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Markus Gaertner Canada is falling behind Britain, Australia and new Asian competitors such as Singapore and Malaysia in the competition for Chinese students. New figures from the Canadian ... to 10,577 who enrolled in the peak year 2002. In total, Canada counted a stock of 36,747 Chinese students in 2004, only just half as many as Australia with 68,857. With 47,740 Britain also ...

  6. Unfinished business

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... needed the money to pay for the right to come and work in Canada. He was desperate to get out of Guangzhou, where people were starving. So he borrowed the money from his uncles, booked a passage, ... there were restrictions on property ownership, and wages were so low that it often took 10 years or more for them to save enough to repay the debt. But that was okay. Canada, it was felt, would make ...

  7. Education ambassador

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The advisory panel charged with helping guide Canada's international education strategy to be integrated into the next phase of the country's economic action plan is set ... Canada's educational sector- right from kindergarten, primary and secondary school all the way through to doctoral education. The process confirmed for us that Canada has the opportunity ...

  8. Laying claim to the Arctic's frozen assets

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... and Greenland. Then, last Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew to Resolute Bay, in the territory of Nunavut, for the photo opportunity of a lifetime. 'Canada's new government ... to Canada's sovereignty, or at least it could be made to look as if it were so, and he was the staunch patriot standing up for Canada's rights. What politician could ask for more? It's ...

  9. Pick of the day

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Blue Skies Wild Spirit Photographs of the Ottawa Valley and British Columbia in Canada by Ulana Switucha and Richard Wright. Mon-Sat, noon-10pm, Fringe Gallery, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2110 8700. Ends Sat ...

  10. French speakers nurture their own identity

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho Quebec is a well-known francophone territory in Canada. Its biggest city, Montreal, is the largest francophone city outside France. It is also the only Canadian province that prefers French to English. Quebecers, however, are not the only French-speaking people in Canada. During the Quiet Revolution in Quebec in the 1960s, when the province strived to set itself apart ...




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