chapter  3
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Ethnic space, displacement and forced relocation

Between 1981 and 1984, journalists in Montreal graphically portrayed the economic and psychological effects of urban displacement due to government or developers ʼexpropriation. These articles were dramatised by such headlines as ʻRenovation Craze Puts Squeeze on Low-income Roomers – Roomers Pushed out by Gentrification ʼ(Penketh 1981); ʻExpropriation Steamer is Very Tough to Stop ʼ(Wilson 1981); and ʻRenovation Blitz Forcing Low-income Groups from Inner City ʼ(Saper 1984).