A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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All of the Vietnamese who resettled in Canada were taken in by government sponsored support groups.

False. Over half of the Indochinese refugees--over 32,000 of a total 60,000--were sponsored by private Canadian families, church groups and organizations that wanted to do something to help. Private sponsorship helped alleviate concerns about the government's costs in accepting so many refugees. The fact that so many Canadians participated helped the refugees resettle faster and with greater ease.

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