Intermarriage in Canada Tripled During 30 Years, Jewish Survey Shows

The rate of intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews in Canada as a whole has tripled during the past 30 years, it was reported here by the research bureau of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

In addition, the research bureau disclosed, the same ratio holds for the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba during these three decades, but only doubled in the provinces of Alberta and Quebec. In Nova Scotia and British Columbia intermarriages have increased by approximately 50 percent, and in New Brunswick it fell off by almost half in the same period.

The CJC revealed that the ratio of mixed marriages to marriages in which both partners were Jews, during the years between 1951-53, by provinces is: British Columbia, 51 percent; Saskatchewan, 38 percent; Alberta, 24 percent; New Brunswick, 22 percent; Nova Scotia, 22 percent; Manitoba, 14 percent; Ontario, 14 percent; and Quebec, six percent.

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