Maptour Page 4
Maptour: Population Composition, 1891-1961
The French Diaspora
- Close the 1931 map window, and keep open the map "Ethnic Origin, 1961."
- Under LAYER CONTROLS, turn off the checkbox for
"Province/city circles or pie graphs."
Turn on the layer for “Census divisions by ethnic origin."
Also turn on the checkboxes for “1961 largest group”
and for "Modern Geography."
- Use the Zoom-in tool to drag a rectangle on the map from
Windsor in Southern Ontario to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.
- People of French descent have spread to become predominant well beyond
the boundaries of Québec, where their ancestors had traditionally lived.
- The French-British contrast does not match the Québec-Ontario boundary.
- Political boundaries may be vulnerable to repositioning to conform
with changing cultural circumstances.
- Another time look at the story of the Acadians, people of French origin
in Maritime Canada whose turbulent history is recounted in the chapter:
"Acadian Deportation and Return, 1750-1803."