June 8, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

As I recollect the case, while the young map had been a resident of China he was a native of Trinidad and a British subject, both his father and mother being British subjects, but it happened that his grandfather on one side, was a Chinaman. For this reason the absurd contention was made by the department that he was "of Chinese origin." It would be as reasonable to say that a Canadian one of whose grandfathers was born in Ireland was of Irish origin.

Topic:   CHINESE IMMIGRATION BILL.
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