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Berliner Journal

Berliner Journal

Between the years 1820 and 1870, 50,000 to 60,000 German immigrants settled in Upper Canada and the Ottawa Valley. Many of the immigrants came from southwest Germany, where the practice of dividing inheritances and the influx of products from industrial England had created economic upheaval, resulting in the emigration...
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Canadian India Times

Canadian India Times

Although the older Punjabi community of British Columbia is better known, an influx of post-war Indo-Canadian immigrants to Toronto and other Eastern Canadian cities created a vibrant and diverse South Asian population. In addition to immigrants from all over the Indian sub-continent, significant groups arrived from...
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Canadian Jewish News

Canadian Jewish News

The first significant migration of Jews to Canada occurred between the 1840s and 1880's; by 1921, the Jewish population had grown to 126,201, and it continued to grow until 1931, when the government enacted policy to restrict Jewish immigration due to economic reasons and anti-Jewish sentiment. The next major wave of...
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Canadian Jewish Review

Canadian Jewish Review

The Canadian Jewish Review was founded in 1921 in Toronto by George and Florence Freedlander. Published in the English language, in many ways its development follows the trajectory of English-speaking Canadian Jews. Its approach was politically mild, moderately Zionist, religiously Reform, and focused on the...
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Celtic Connection

Celtic Connection

The Celtic Connection is a tabloid newspaper that has been publishing in the Vancouver Lower Mainland of British Columbia since it was co-founded in October 1991 by Maura De Freitas and Catholine Butler. With approximately ten issues per year, the paper has provided news, satire, announcements and descriptions of...
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Chinatown News

Chinatown News

The Chinatown News was an English-language biweekly magazine founded by Roy Mah and published by the Chinese Publicity Bureau in Vancouver, British Columbia. Roy Mah was an active member of many Chinese-Canadian organizations, including the Chinese Veterans, and was a proud first generation Canadian. Mah...
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Chinese Canadian Community News

Chinese Canadian Community News

Although it developed later than the British Columbia community, Chinese immigration to Ontario was already a significant force in the 1950s. After changes to immigration policy in 1967 opened the doors to skilled workers, large Chinese communities began to form in Toronto and Ottawa, as well other large Canadian cities...
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Chinese Express

Chinese Express

Although it developed later than the British Columbia community, Chinese immigration to Ontario was already a significant force in the 1950s. After changes to immigration policy in 1967 opened the doors to skilled workers, large Chinese communities began to form in Toronto and Ottawa, as well other large Canadian cities...
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Crescent

Crescent

Because of immigration restrictions on South Asians, Canada’s Pakistani communities did not begin to be established until well into the 1960s. According to the Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples, "When the 1951 quota system that provided places for 100 Pakistanis was replaced with a point system in 1967, the...
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Hung Chung She Po

Hung Chung She Po

Chinese immigration to Toronto dates at least to 1877, when two Chinese businesses are listed in the city directory. However, the community remained small for decades, finally reaching 2,500 people in the 1920s. Growth after that time remained slow due to restrictions specifically targeting Chinese immigrants (the...
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