April 06, 2005

Burnaby Mayor Lauds Cultural Diversity

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan gave his annual state of the city address at a Burnaby Board of Trade lunch today.

The theme was "See the World Come to Burnaby," and he gave an inspiring speech on how the city's cultural diversity was drawing talent from all over the world. He said that as of the 2001 census, 47% of Burnaby residents were immigrants, yet of those 84% had already attained Canadian citizenship.

Corrigan drew a picture of Burnaby as a place of incredible richness and diversity that is becoming a model for well planned, fiscally responsible growth.

Posted by Paul at April 6, 2005 04:02 PM