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  • San Pedro Description

    Cities of San Pedro and Torrance The city of San Pedro is a coastal community located in the city of Los Angeles, covering 12.046 square miles. It is port city that is neighbors to the cities of Long Beach and Wilmington to its East, Harbor City to its North, and Ranchos Palos Verdes and Lomita to its West. Housing a portion of the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, is known as a blue collar town. With consideration to national averages the city of San Pedro is considerably high in both violent and property crimes. The scales are set on a range of 1 to 100, with 100 being the most crime, and San Pedro 's property crime coming in at 79.9 (national average 41.4) and violent crime is set at 74.7 (national average 43.5). Torrance is also coastal community and it lies between Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula. Covering roughly 20.48 square miles, Torrance sits to the north of San Pedro. Many national corporations call Torrance home including the U.S headquarters for the American Honda Motor Company employing around 4,000 employees. Ten of the largest companies who have their businesses located in Torrance have employed more than 15,000 workers and this has had a profound impact on the well being of the city as a whole. This economic advantage has led to Torrance being known as one of the safest cities in L.A County. Demographics The city of San Pedro is an ethnically diverse city with a population of around 86,012 according to a 2008 Los Angeles Department of City…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Toll-Gating

    Toll-gating is a procedure in which a person or company receiving a government contract is expected to forward a percentage of the profits to the party The Beauharnois Scandal of 1931 is an example of Toll-gating in Canadian politics. This scandal involved building and financing a huge hydro-electric project on the St. Lawrence river and a secret $700,000 payment to the Liberal Party. Bribery is an offering or accepting of illegal payments of money, goods or services in exchange for favours…

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  • Conger Lumber Company Case Study

    The culling of white pine on Blackstone Lake began in the late 1880s with the arrival of the Conger Lumber Company. Once the commercially viable pine had been fully exploited the process of stripping hemlock trees of their bark for the leather tanning process began on the lake in the spring of 1900. At the time the Rankin Bros., headed by James Rankin on Blackstone, were supplying the Conger Lumber Co. Another sawmill operator in the region was the Mitchell Lumber Co. set up by Thomas Mitchell…

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  • Analysis Of Canadian Please By Andrew Gunadie

    Final Exam: Examining the video’s by Andrew Gunadie Canada is a great country with an unimaginable number of qualities. However, many outsiders have a different perception of what it truly means to be Canadian. They connect Canada with things like “snow”, “Beavers” and the constant use of “eh”. Yet Canada is much more than what meets the eye, there are many values to being Canadian that other countries may not provided for their citizens. In the video “Canadian, Please” and “He’ll never be a…

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  • Canadian Pacific Railway Case Study

    protected since the consistent perfecting railways system and facilities due to enough finance support. The Canadian officials play an essential role in protecting the national fundamental interests as well as adjusting different parties’ interests. With the mature of the Canadian railway system, the officials began to loosen the control to the railway companies and reduced the policies intervention to some extent. The loosen control of the transporting price make the two companies’ operational…

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  • Transcontinental Route Essay

    the British parliament that includes a House of Commons and a Senate. The railway started to be worked on in 1871, however, politics, finances and mismanagement delayed the start of construction. The CPR was finished in the year of 1885. The development of the CPR started on the track from the East in Montreal reaching out crosswise over Canada to the Pacific Ocean. To lay the track, teams needed to cut trees and clear a wide…

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  • Asian Immigrants 19th Century

    Asian immigration to Canada during the 19th and early 20th century provided multiple issues to Canadians. After the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Asian labour was no longer perceived to be necessary for the country. Asians were then forced to compete with Canadians and would accept lower wages and standards of living. This, in turn, increased domestic unemployment rates and decreased the standards of life of Canadian workers. Although many other immigrants have arrived in Canada in…

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  • Canadian Immigration Policy

    community, that is offered. Unfortunately, after this chapter, their voices are fundamentally lacking throughout the rest of the text. In the following period of 1867-1896, deemed the ‘Golden Age’ of Canadian immigration due to a lack of prohibitions placed on entry, the authors remain relatively unbiased in their description of Canada’s first true instance of systematic or ‘democratic racism’. It is here that readers catch a first glimpse of Canada’s immigration policies through Edward Said’s…

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  • Louis Riel And John A. Macdonald Analysis

    more community-based and were not concerned about making money. On the other hand, Macdonald was the man that made Canada prosper. Firstly, in 1876, Macdonald introduced the 'National Policy' which went into effect in 1878 until the Second World War. This policy was; "a central economic and political strategy of the Conservative Party,'' (Brown, 2006), where the government placed high taxes on foreign imported goods. Macdonald did this to protect the country from the United States and its…

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  • Canadian National Railway Case Study

    Canadian National Railway Company, also named CN, is a modern combined company that merges many middle and small railroad companies, which is the biggest railway company in Canada and the fifth biggest railway company in the North America. Established in 1919 by the Canadian government, the CN company is the first railroad line that links the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It was a state-owned business since its establishment for up to 76 years, and it carried out…

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