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GGR246 Lecture 3 Sept. 24, 2012. Assignment 1: Rural Economies - Focuses on lecture 1 & 2 rural economies - Northern ON Mining, NFL Cod Fisheries, BC Forest - Sustainability - How can you ensure you use the resource sustainably? What happens when you don’t use it sustainably? Defining ‘Rural Communities’ - Communities outside of urban areas - Typically fairly small population size (< 25,000) - Often far from large urban areas o Challenging b/c urban centres can provide secondary job prospects Challenges - Environmental sustainability - Reliance on 1 or 2 employers o exploitation - Outmigration o Movement of ppl from that community to a larger urban area with more employment opportunities, cheaper housing, amenities Assignment Task - 1) Choose a rural community - Sources cannot include Wikipedia - 2) discuss the economic and social challenges associated with rural communities - Theoretically for rural communities as a whole - Sources provided on Blackboard - Don’t need to have journal articles - Gov’t publications, community websites, etc. - 3) discuss the economic - Historically what have been the key industries been? 10 – 20 years in the past - What chellenges have they faced? strikes - Has the community experienced any significant plant closures or other events that have caused significant economic upheaval? Major layoff threat - Not able to maintain population? Why is the population declining? - 4) looking into the future, how sustainable are the key industries in the long term? Asking for my opinion. - Challenges in terms of economy, env pollution, in-migration - Thinkabout wht the community has to offer: scenic town, cultural groups Structure & Page Limits - SUBHEADINGS - Double spaced - DO NOT go a page over/under; a little is okay. - Intro  ½ to ¼ page - Rural communities  challenges 1 to 2 pages - Your community  Rubric - Critical Thinking  think about why we see certain challenges - Logically and temporally organized  past to future - Links suggestions to the physical geog of the region  go back to first lecture and think abt how the phys geog can provide alternative opportunities - REFERENCING! Turnitin - Class ID: 5462584 - PW: Canada2012 To Note - First person is OK - Any style referencing Industrial Economies - Secondary industries that produce goods for consumers and businesses o Primary indus: natural resource exploitation o Secondary: processing of resources o Tertiary: consumer goods - BC has locational advantage (west coast) o Ship goods through the west coast - Prairies and atlantic fairly low - North is very low b/c in the middle of no where Geographic Concentration - First settlements in NE of quebec, then to Ontario - West settlement a lot later - Think about it - Why was central Canada so attractive to early European settlers? - Great lakes, St. Lawrence lowlands allows easy provision through agricultural means Core-Periphery Model - Montreal, Toronto, Sarnia, - Ontario & Quebec manufacturing core 1850 onwards - Development focused on Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal - Factories downtown - Peripheral Canada (West, Atlantic): The market for central Canada - Interior plains = 2 most productive land - Production on the market where the city can start to ndustrialize Toronto: The Esplanade, 1894 - Heavy industrialization located on water th Montreal, late 19 C - Concentrated around water, St. Lawrence River Mail-Order Industrialization - Companies in centralized areas in Canada needed to ship to communites way out west - Manufacturing firms located in central Canada would create catalogues containing detailed pictures and descriptions of their products - Got everything they needed through mail…? - Eatons o Mailing lists  got contact information - Made possible by settlement of the West - Made possible by CP and CN railways o Move goods and services and people - Gave Central CDN firms access to a large market - If we didn’t have such a large market in the West, we would not have such developed urban areas National Policy - Federal Gov’t created national policy: high tariffs/taxes on products from US - Base price PLUS additional charge - Industrial communi
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