April 27, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

Since the hon. member for Calgary (Mr. McCarthy) has referred again to the number of Japanese who wish to settle near Calgary as agriculturists, I may say, in order to show that the Japanese authorities are living up to their agreement with Canada, that a few days ago the Canadian Pacific Railway Company applied to the Dominion government in order to ascertain if something like 300 Japanese would be allowed to enter the Dominion and take up land in the Northwest. The Canadian Pacific Railway authorities pointed out that the Japanese government would not obiect to issuing passports to the intending Japanese immigrants; but the Japanese government had stated that they could not issue passports unless the Dominion government would a-.'-ee to it. That shows plainly that the Japanese authorities are living up to the agreement arrived at during the month of December last.
1. What was the date of the Canadian Pacific Railway's application to bring in Japanese immigrants?
2. By whom was the application made?
3. What were the exact terms of the application ?
4. What was the complete answer of the government to such application?
5. Have any other applications been made bv the same company, or any other company, for such a privilege?

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Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED JAPANESE COLONY IN THE WEST.
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