- Question 1
- Many Lebanese immigrants
started their new lives in Canada as theatre owners.
Upon arriving in Montreal, many immigrants like George and Charles
Farhood, started their new lives as peddlers. The peddlers job was
wearying and paid little. They were supported and supplied in their
entrepreneurial spirit by an equally enterprising group of Syrian
immigrants who opened wholesale stores to replenish the meddlers'
merchandise. For years the Farhoods carried their boxes of dry goods
throughout the small towns of Québec, village after village,
saving their pennies for a better life.