Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):
Mr. Speaker, I table a copy of order in council P.C. 1746, by which the government has increased to 4,500 the number of single Polish veterans to be admitted to Canada. In the first movement last year 2.876 of these veterans came here and have been settled on the farms. Recently 481 more
arrived and proceeded to western Canada. They arrived on May 25, according to the memorandum dated June 3 which I have before me. Of this number 187 proceeded to Manitoba and 282 to Alberta. Word has been received that all the veterans in Alberta have been placed, and we expect word at any time that all the veterans in Manitoba have been placed also. That gives some idea of the expedition with which we sometimes move.
Subtopic: TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL RESPECTING POLISH VETERANS-DISTRIBUTION OF THOSE ADMITTED