February 11, 1927 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)

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Charles Stephen Booth

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

May I not secure
from the Minister of Immigration an answer to my question? If I may repeat it, I said the Canadian National railway agents were guaranteeing employment to immigrants to this country, that some of these immigrants are now destitute, and I ask what can be done by the Minister of Immigration under these circumstances. I am prepared to offer proof of my statement. I think it is only fair that I should have an answer as to what can be done by the Immigration department when a serious state of affairs such as this exists, when men are coming to this country under an agreement that they are to be provided with work-I have a printed copy here to that effect-and then when they get here become a burden upon our cities.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT
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