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    San Pedro Description

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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    This was the case in 1885 when the government of Canada defeated the Metis resistance and gained control of their land, but this was necessary in order to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1871 British Columbia joined confederation, but with the promise that a transcontinental railway would be built within 10 years of them joining. On June 28, 1886, the first train left Montreal and arrived at Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4, 1886. By 1891 the CPR had secured a contract with the…

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    exclusively present in Canadian promotional literature at this time was the map of proposed Canadian Pacific railway. Owram points out that one particular map, which first appeared in 1874, highlighted that the railway was ‘projected’ but also depicted the vastness of the land it was to cover. Although Hamilton describes much of the land in Manitoba as unsettled or untouched, he goes into great depths to describe the potential for new or previous settlers in terms of transportation and trading…

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    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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    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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    Boer War In Canada

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    statement was seen to be more severe. Canada was highly impacted through the social, political and ethnic divisions throughout the North-West Rebellions, Boer War, and the First World War. The North-West Rebellion led by Louis Riel took place in the year of 1885. This conflict lasted about 5 months against the Canadian government and the Metis along with other aboriginal ethnic groups. To begin, the monopoly clause was simply a promise made by John A. Macdonald which ensured that there will be…

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