March 8, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Mr. FORKE: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

1. Margaret McConachie was refused entry to Canada because she was a prohibited immigrant under section 3, subsection (a) of the Immigration Act, mentally defective (feebleminded).
2. A board of inquiry was held in this case and the rejection was ordered after the hearing of evidence, including that of a medical inspector at the port.
3. April 30, 1927.
4. Quebec.
5. As a miner in Nova Scotia.
6. Dr. J. Hudson Clifford, a roster doctor, of Bellshill, Lanarkshire, reported having examined the McConachie family including Margaret on November 1, 1927, and, his report being quite clear, the movement of the family to Canada was facilitated under the usual conditions; that is, subject to medical examination at the port of arrival. Margaret McConachie was not seen by any Canadian doctor prior to sailing.

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