March 22, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Clarence Jameson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JAMESON.

If the minister will permit me to refer back to section 3, I would like to ask him if he thinks that the words ' persons afflicted with loathsome diseases, or with disease that is contagious, or infectious, or which may become dangerous to the public health,' would cover tuberculosis? I see, by the amended immigration regulations of the United States, adopted in 1907, that w'hile they have made provision practically along the lines which the minister has followed in this Bill, they have expressly included tuberculosis. If the hon. minister thinks this clause will cover that point, I suppose there is no necessity to make an amendment, but otherwise, it would be well to consider the matter. .

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT.
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