These Chinamen land in British Columbia and they are to be found in almost every town and village in Manitoba and the North-west Territories taking the places that might be filled by our own people. I wish to know if we are to receive a share of this benefit that is being extended to British Columbia, or is it just the port where these immigrants land that is to receive the benefit.
The tax on those who land in British Columbia will be divided equally between the province and the Dominion. The tax on those who come to the other provinces will likewise be divided, but the number is comparatively speaking very small.
The vast majority of these Chinamen are residents in British Columbia. There are no doubt a few scattered here and there throughout the various provinces, but I should say that probably nineteen-twentieths of them are in British Columbia. The number elsewhere would be almost infinitesimal by comparison.
Resolution reported, read the second time, and agreed to.
Bill (No. 116) to amend the provision with respect to tolls of chapter 1 of the statutes of 1881 respecting the Canadian Pacific Railway (the Minister of Justice), read the second time, and House went into committee thereon.
Robert Laird Borden
(Leader of the Official Opposition)