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

LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

The hon. gentleman seems to be conjuring up imaginary difficulties that, up to the present, have not been met with. The existing Act has no safeguard as to the time within which one affected by this section shall attend college. The only safeguard is the head tax of $500. Under the operation of the Act, the party concerned would be expected to enter college within a reasonable time-almost immediately upon coming to Canada; otherwise, he would not be allowed to remain in Canada unless by payment of the head tax. The effect of this change is only to

waive the head tax under certain conditions, and I do not anticipate any trouble.

Topic:   CHINESE IMMIGRATION BILL.
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