Is Rawdon the anti-Hérouxville? -- Montreal Gazette
Ethnic differences seen as advantage
MONTREAL – Rawdon looks like any other rural town in Quebec. A Maxi store and a McDonald's emerge out of cornfields and sugar shacks down the highway.
But behind its pure-laine facade, this town of 10,000 boasts 48 nationalities - from Swedes to Cubans to Sri Lankans.
An hour's drive north of Montreal, Rawdon is the antithesis of Hérouxville, the Mauricie town that became infamous for issuing a "code of conduct" for immigrants. Rawdon is a place where ethnic and religious differences are not to be feared and loathed, but welcomed and turned to advantage.
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My Comment: Rawdon is where my parents are buried. I prefer living in St. Donat, but Rawdon is cheaper, and housing is more affordable.