Jewish immigration into Canada increased slightly in 1959, by comparison with the preceding year, according to official figures announced here today. During 1959, a total of 2,686 Jews came to Canada. The 1958 figure was 2,290. General immigration into the country declined over 10 percent in 1959.
It was also reported here today that, of 100 families including members suffering from tuberculosis, admitted to Canada recently under a special Dominion plan to cooperate with World Refugee Year, six of the families were Jewish. Each of the families has one member suffering from tuberculosis, and all the patients were reported by the immigration department to be progressing toward cures.
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