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Writer George Elliott Clarke has cited a Mc Gill University study which found that fully 43% of all Black Canadians were not counted as black in the 1991 Canadian census, because they had identified on census forms as British, French or other cultural identities which were not included in the census group of Black cultures.Although subsequent censuses have reported the population of Black Canadians to be much more consistent with the Mc Gill study's revised 1991 estimate than with the official 1991 census data, no recent study has been conducted to determine whether some Black Canadians are still substantially missed by the self-identification method.Due to the failure of the British government to support the settlement, the harsh weather, and discrimination on the part of white colonists, 1,192 Black Loyalist men, women and children left Nova Scotia for West Africa on 15 January 1792.They settled in what is now Sierra Leone, where they became the original settlers of Freetown.Many White American Loyalists brought their African-American slaves with them, numbering approximately 2,500 individuals.

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The first of these came as free persons serving in the French Army and Navy, though some were enslaved or indentured servants.Many of the first visible minorities to hold high public offices have been Black, including Michaëlle Jean, Donald Oliver, Stanley G.Grizzle, Rosemary Brown and Lincoln Alexander, in turn opening the door for other minorities.The term African Canadian is sometimes used by Black Canadians who trace their heritage to the first slaves brought by British and French colonists to the North American mainland; thousands of Black Loyalists and an estimated ten to thirty thousand fugitive slaves settled in Canada after the American Revolutionary War, such as Thomas Peters.Many Black people of Caribbean origin in Canada reject the term African Canadian as an elision of the uniquely Caribbean aspects of their heritage, Unlike in the United States where African American has become a widely used term, due to controversies associated with proper designation of African or Caribbean heritage, the term "Black Canadian" is accepted in the Canadian context.

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