Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):
I have received a telegram
from a Mrs. Stahlberg, of Montreal, stating that her husband, John Stahlberg, a resident of Canada for twelve years, was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, on orders from the Immigration department, at their home, 1342 St. Antoine street, Montreal, on May 19, and immediately placed on a train for Halifax. May I ask the Minister of Immigration why it is that this policy of snatching people away from their homes, without giving them the opportunity of a trial in the place of their residence, is being continued. It seems to me to be very unjust and heartless, especially in the case of those men with families, and perhaps the minister could give some information with reference to this case.
Subtopic: INVESTIGATION UNDER PROVISIONS OP IMMIGRATION ACT