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“This is Ticklish Business”: Undesirable Religious Groups and Canadian Immigration after the Second World War

Through the 1950s and 1960s, Canadian immigration officials viewed conservative religious groups, and in particular the Amish, as undesirable immigrants. Historian Steven Schwinghamer examines how these immigrants were singled out for more rigorous screening, and likely refusal, based on religious prejudice.

Curious to learn more? Read Steve's article, “This is Ticklish Business”: Undesirable Religious Groups and Canadian Immigration after the Second World War, published in the journal Canadian Issues.

For more information on Canadian Issues, visit www.acs-aec.ca.