HONG KONG — Remember “Hongcouver?” You don’t hear that word much anymore in the polite society of Vancouver, a city that has grown into Canada’s — and North America’s — most effortlessly Asian metropolis.
But a decade or so, ago you could hear the term “Hongcouver” everywhere.
It was an era’s impolitic catch-phrase for the xenophobia and palpable occidental unease in Vancouver at the prospect of a profound upheaval in society. A sleepy city had suddenly found itself a magnet for one of the most significant — and wealthiest — immigration waves to ever hit Canada: the Hong Kong Chinese, who sought out Vancouver as a safe haven after the British colony returned to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997.
Canadian student, 22, struck and killed by train in Bangladesh: report
By The Canadian Press January 13, 2013 12:40 PM
DHAKA, Bangladesh – A newspaper in Bangladesh says a Canadian student was struck and killed by a train Saturday in Dhaka.
Foreign Affairs confirms a Canadian died in the country and says Canadian consular officials are working with local authorities to gather details on the death.
Abu Bakar Siddique told the newspaper his niece came to the South Asian country last year while her Bangladeshi family remained in Canada.
Posted on January 12, 2013
Visitors and Students to Canada From India Booming According to Immigration Department
The Canadian High Commission in Chandigarh. The visa office has seen rapid growth in the number of study permits and visitor visas issued to Indian nationals in the region (GOOGLE MAPS)
The number of visitor visas the Canadian government issues in India’s Punjab region has increased by 300 percent from 2005 levels according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
CIC says that approximately 17,608 visitor visas were issued in 2012 by its Chandigarh office, which serves the Punjab region.