Mr. Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):
It was by means of existing procedures that the persons named in the question were detected when they applied for landed immigrant status. It has not therefore been found necessary to introduce
May 26. 1965
new procedures to determine the background of applicants for landed immigrant status.
It is not feasible to apply the same procedures to determine the background of persons seeking temporary admission to Canada since to do so would in effect seal off Canada's borders to not only the few undesirables who seek to gain admission but also to the millions of legitimate tourists who come here annually. In 1964 over 30,000,000 non-immigrant visitors entered Canada, the majority of these from the U.S.A.
Subtopic: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON IMMIGRANTS