A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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The first person of Icelandic ancestry to discover Canada was Sigtryggur Jonasson.

False. Icelander Eric the Red discovered the continent of North America and established the settlement of Greenland in 985 AD. In 986 AD, Fjarni Herjolfsson made the first known sighting of the northeast coast of Canada by Europeans. Sigtryggur Jonasson arrived from Iceland to Quebec City in 1872. He later led a delegation to find a permanent settlement for Icelandic immigrants and became known as the Father of New Iceland.

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