February 19, 1926 (15th Parliament, 1st Session)

PRO

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

Progressive

Mr. KENNEDY (Winnipeg):

I cannot tell my hon. friend that and I do not know that it goes' to the root of the argument at all. The main fact is that they left Canada, and when they left and went to the United States which is a high tariff country, they left that much more of a tax burden to be borne by the people of this country. I sa>
that a country which struggles along under a burden of taxation with a population of ten millions will perhaps lightly bear that burden with a population of fifteen millions. What we want in this country is people. We shall not get them by a policy that drives people out, but only by such a policy
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_ The Address-Mr. Kennedy (Winnipeg)
as will build up industry in this country, create employment, andi make living conditions attractive to people outside.
Mr. MoMILLAN: Does the hon. member know that United States border immigration agents declare that between 1910 and 1920 over 742,000 Canadians went to the United States, while the official census of 1920 told us that there were 78,000 fewer Canadians in the United States than there were ten years before?

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