June 25, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

PRO

Thomas George McBride

Progressive

Mr. McBRIDE:

There is one phase of
the question which has been entirely overlooked and to which I would call attention. A Japanese may become a Canadiar citizen, but in doing so he does not give up his Japanese citizenship, and in case of trouble between Japan and Canada a Japanese is in honour bound to side with Japan. That has been stated by a judge of the Supreme Court in British Columbia and has never beeD questioned. It was the same with the Germans. When the Germans were in this country and in England they became British subjects, but never gave up their German citizenships and after the war broke out they were just as much Germans as when they came into existence in their own country.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT .
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