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Remittance Men

During the late 1880s the British government began exiling men who had committed an "indiscretion." These men were often the “black sheep” of a wealthy family and had not actually broken any real law. They just did something to embarrass their family socially. Such men were often exiled to Canada where they lived on money sent from their families back home. These "remittance men" were generally of the upper-middle classes and well educated. Many of them found work on the ranches and became an important part of Western Canada's social landscape during the quarter century prior to World War One.


George "Rawhide" Stewart