I wish to correct a
statement which I made the other day in the House concerning Japanese immigration. In connection with a return of the Department of Trade and Commerce, during the discussion of the Estimates of that department, I stated that Japanese immigrants had come to Canada in very great numbers of late. On looking up the monthly statement I find that I made a mistake. I should have said that Japanese immigration, due to the war conditions prevailing both here and in Japan, had decreased; in fact, last year the decrease in immigration amounted to 419.