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Canada Permits Refugees to Remain in the Country; Will Grant Them Citizenship

About 3,500 refugees from enemy or enemy-occupied countries who were admitted to Canada during the war have been given permission to remain and will be granted full citizenship rights. Nearly 2,000 of them are Jews, among than 1,000 from Germany who were brought to Canada as internees after the capitulation of France.

The announcement of this change in policy of the Government is contained in as order-in-council released here. It points out that many of these refugees are stateless and escaped from the country of their birth and citizenship prior to the outbreak of the war. Many of these people have rendered valuable service to Canada in the prosecution of the war, the government statement declares.

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