The House having been informed on April 28th, 1924, that the Department of Immigration and Colonization had been asked and had given consent to the request of the British Empire Steel Corporation to be allowed to bring one hundred and five Chinese from England to be employed on certain boats of the company plying between the ports of Sydney, Louisburg, Halifax, St. John and Montreal, and that a bond had been deposited
by the company "which would be retained until the department is satisfied that all the Chinese covered by same have been checked out of Canada."
1. If this consent was granted under the provisions of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, under what section is the authority to be found?
2. If not under said act, under what other act and section can said authority be found?
3. Prior to granting such consent had the attention of the department been directed to the provision of- (a) section 52 of the Immigration Act of 1910, being chapter 27 as re-enacted by subsection 3 of section 24 of the Immigration Act 1919, (b) section 1 of the Alien Labour Act, being chapter 97 of the Revised Statutes of 1906?
Subtopic: EMPLOYMENT OF CHINESE ON STEAMSHIPS