March 14, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

I cannot give the information off-hand, but I shall use my endeavours to get it as nearly as possible. I hope to be able to place it before the House at a later date. As evidence that these people are not altogether undesirables, I may mention that a number have bought lands in British Columbia at very high prices and have formed colonies in two or three of the valleys there and are establishing fruit farms. I do not say that the fact that they have been able to accumulate wealth and that they have been large producers of wealth alone makes them desirable citizens. But I would not like the House to understand that they are without qualities that would entitle them to consideration. While I am speaking on this subject, I may say that it is quite a mistake to suppose that these people are of inferior mentality any more than they are inferior in physique to other people.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERIM SUPPLY BILL.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT.
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