A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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The second wave of Haitian immigrants enjoyed a similar welcome, based on the reputation of the small Haitian community already established.

False. The second wave of Haitian immigrants were not received with the same welcome as their predecessors. They were mostly working class and were perceived as a threat to the jobs of Québeckers. As a result, tensions and divisions grew within Montréal society. The presence of the Haitian community sparked hatred and racism as they tried to integrate.