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11-19-2011, 09:46 PM
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Vineon
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Originally Posted by Ollie Williams View Post
This point is perhaps the biggest reason. I was born in Quebec but my parents are immigrants. They signed me up to sports (soccer and basketball) when I was young, but never hockey. The fact of the matter is most immigrant families will not be able to / willing to pay the large amount of money required to equip and sign up their child to ice hockey.
As already brought up, this would affect all provinces with a large influx of immigrants, not only Québec.

I completely reject the idea that immigration has much to do with it and it seems fairly normal to me, money aside, that immigrant families would have their kids play the sports they actually are familiar with.

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