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  • Donald Wright

Abstract

As the Introduction explains, Canada is a unique place. It is extremely large, sparsely populated, and home to many different cultural identities. The Introduction looks at Canada’s recent move to provide homes to refugees from Syria and around the world. Canada’s history is one of colonization, with settlements displacing indigenous groups. The name ‘Canada’ derives from an Iroquoian word for ‘village’ or ‘settlement’. In the early 20th century, thousands of immigrants arrived in Canada. Today, Syrian refugees and other immigrants of different kinds will shape Canada’s future, furthering its reputation for tolerance and multiculturalism and adding to its existing diversity.

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