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Canada Discontinues Special Facilities for Prospective Jewish Immigrants

The Canadian Government Department of Immigration announced today it would discontinue special facilities in North Africa and the Middle East for Jews proposing to emigrate to Canada. The department advised the Canadian Jewish Congress that this action would be in accord with the new immigration regulations that entered effect last October abolishing discrimination on ethnic or geographic grounds. Previously, the government had sent two special missions to North Africa to process the applications of Jews desiring to enter Canada.

The department said that the new regulations made such special arrangements “inappropriate,” and that, consequently, they would be terminated.