A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD: The Mennonites & Benjamin Eby
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Question 4
Canada is internationally recognized for its long-standing and comparatively generous refugee policy. The United Empire Loyalists can be considered Canaada's first refugees.

True. With the American Revolution, Loyalists, migrated northward not really by choice, but because they did not wish to become citizens of the new America and feared retribution for their loyalty to England. Mennonites also migrated north to British Canada after the American Revolution. They felt the war of Independence threatened their religious and pacifist beliefs.

In 1986, the people of Canada received the Nansen Medal(named for Fridtjof Nansen, first High Commissioner for Refugees) from the United Nations for our efforts on behalf of refugees. It was the first time that an entire nation received this award.


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