Canadian Refugee Policy to 1980: Historical Overview

  • Irving Abella


Canada is a peculiar nation. Peopled by immigrants, it is a country which hates immigration. Almost every public opinion poll done over the past 40 years indicates that most Canadians — including apparently immigrants themselves — do not want any substantial increase in the number of people admitted into the country. Given their image of themselves, this attitude may surprise many Canadians; historically, however, it should not.


Immigration Policy Jewish People Displace Person Canadian Government Canadian Immigration 
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  • Irving Abella

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