If the hon. gentleman had
given me a little notice that he was going to ask this question I would have been able to reply to him much more fully. I am a new minister just starting out, and I was taken a little by surprise. The Canadian National Railway Company do undertake to find employment for immigrants they are bringing out to this country. I have heard that there has been unemployment in some of the towns in Canada. For instance, we had complaints from Calgary that a certain number of immigrants landed there by the Canadian National Railway were destitute. We made inquiries and found out that employment had been found for all these immigrants from whom we had complaints. I had a communication from the Minister of Labour (Mr. Heenan)-and I can assure my hon. friend that the Minister of Labour is always on his job, and that he keeps very close tab on me to see that I do not bring in any more immigrants than I should-to the effect that there was some unemployment, but I have
heard nothing very serious yet, and I am perfectly confident, Mr. Speaker, that there has been less unemployment this year than we have had for a number of years past.
Subtopic: GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT