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

LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF.

There has been a good deal of unfair criticism of the Doukhobors this evening. It is a good many years since these people came into Canada. They were brought in by the government and they were generally thought to be a good class of people. So far as my observation goes, the great majority of the Doukhobors are as good a class of settlers, almost, as you get from any other country. One great point against them, in my judgment, is that they wish to live in communities. But they are gradually breaking away from that. As the minister has pointed out, there is a minority who are practically insane.

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