CITY LIGHTS: By 1910 the balance of population in Canada had begun to shift from rural to urban.
Define: Rural: a rural area is a geographic area that is located outside cities and towns.
Urban: An urban area is a location characterized by high human population density and vast human-built features in comparison to the areas surrounding it
To be sure, the flood-tide of irnmigrants from Europe to Laurier's 'Laurier’s “last best" continued, and would not reach its peak until 1913. when just over 400,000 would pour into the country. More and more homesteads sprang up on the flat, endless prairies, and thousands of square miles of new land, were brought under the plough and added to the wheat acreage.
But increasingly the new arrivals elected to stay in the older cities of eastern Canada or the urban communities of the western provinces, rather than endure the lonely deprivation and. back-breaking labour of "sod-busting. " They were joined by growing numbers of their predecessors who, beaten by in the brutal winters, late springs, early frosts and wind-blown emptiness, gave up and moved into the centres of population, where they would at least have near-by neighbours and a sense of community.
Make brief notes on the above paragraphs. Reasons people decided to stay in the cities:
1. The new arrivals elected to stay in the older cities of eastern Canada or the urban communities of the western provinces, rather than endure the lonely deprivation and. back-breaking labour of "sod
2. So they had the feel of a community and had people nearby.
3. Had already lived in brutal winters and late springs with early frosts and wanted something new like the city
It was a trend that would continue so that, by the end of the decade, the population of the cities and towns would for the first time equal that of the rural area.
Is this last a statement of FACT or of OPINION>
This is an opinion because they have no stats...