A. Read the Article:
Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa: Top cities for
Financial PostJanuary 13, 2010
The Vancouver skyline February 11, 2009 in
Vancouver, British Columbia.
Photograph by: Don Emmert, AFP/Getty Images
OTTAWA — Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa were among Canada's largest cities that made it to
the 'A' list in terms of places that are attractive to migrants, according to a study released
Some of the smaller locales to make it into the top tier in this report from the Conference Board
of Canada included Waterloo, Ont., Richmond Hill, Ont., and St. John's, N.L.
"Cities that fail to attract new people will struggle to stay prosperous and vibrant," Mario
Lefebvre, the board's director of municipal studies, said in a statement.
The cities were assessed in the following categories: society, health, economy, environment,
education, innovation and housing.
Vancouver was lauded for its warm climate and "young, diverse, and multicultural population."
Calgary was ranked at the top of the list in terms of its economy and innovation, and also showed
strength in the housing category.
Ottawa, the nation's capital, received high rankings for education and innovation, and scored
well in all other categories except health.
Waterloo, home of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd., was the top ranked city for
education, and also scored high for innovation, economy and housing.
Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, was judged to be exceptionally attractive to migrants for
its diverse population, and it scored well in innovation and education.
St. John's was among the highest ranked cities in terms of health and environment.
Toronto, Edmonton and Victoria were among the cities in the 'B' category for being well suited
to newcomers. Toronto, Canada's largest city, was the top ranked spot in the society category due
to its ethnic diversity and culture. However, the Conference Board said things such as air quality
and access to health care kept it out of the 'A' list.
B. Questions (these questions can be for yourself to clarify a point that you
don’t understand, or for general discussion):
C. Based on one concept or idea, write a topic sentence that you might see
on a mid-term or essay assignment.
1. Topic sentence
D. Sentence structure (in this section, define the structure of an interesting
Paste the sentence here: It's unknown what provoked the attack, but there's no
evidence the victim had ever been violent with either boy
What are the parts of the sentence?: Sub + verb + noun phrase (independent
clause) – conjunction + sub (there’s no evidence the victim) + verb – past perfect
(had ever been) +main verb (violent) + object (with either boy)