However, Calgary is changing.

The Statscan report 1996 Census: Ethnic Origin, Visible Minorities released February 17, 1998, revealed that Calgary’s visible minority population in 1996 had soared to 16% of the population.


The tourist magazine Where Calgary (August, 1998) boasts there are “one in ten people of Chinese descent living in this city.”

Is this good or bad?


Whatever the answer, more fundamental are questions of democracy.

Were Calgarians ever asked whether they wanted this change? Were Albertans? Were Canadians?



Also see CFRIC’s Immigration in Pictures to see the effect of immigration on other Canadian cities