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Goodbye Green Gables: Chinese immigrants transforming P.E.I.’s cultural landscape

posted Jul 8, 2011, 10:43 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jul 8, 2011, 10:43 AM ]
Kathryn Blaze Carlson  Jul 3, 2011 – 8:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Jul 2, 2011 10:58 AM ET

When a Chinese immigrant visits Brown’s Volkswagen in Charlottetown, general manager Skip Rudderham is prepared: He has interpreters on speed-dial and bilingual business cards. Prince Edward Island, with its reputation of homogeneity and conservatism, may not seem the likeliest province to require such measures, but require them it does: Chinese immigration is transforming the island both culturally and economically.

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