June 26, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)


Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Coldwell:

I was already engaged to be married at the time so perhaps I was not as interested in the girls; but they were very nice-looking girls, I remember. That brings me to this point. What was being done in those days is being done now.
I have here a clipping from a London evening paper-it is from an issue in February of this year-containing a report of a lecture in the civic hall at Croydon early in February. We are told that there was an audience of 800. The article says this:
Canada was in need of many types of workers, but the main shortage was in artisans, farmers, qualified nurses, shorthand typists and domestic helpers, said Mr. Don Brown,-
I do not know who Mr. Don Brown is. I am quite sure he is not our colleague from Essex West.
-a Canadian government official, at an emigration lecture, organized by Messrs. Thomas Cook & Son, and held at the civic hall, Croydon, on Monday.
The heading of this article is, "What Canada Offers her Immigrants: Work for All, Low Cost of Living, Lower Taxes".

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