May 30, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

I should like to revert for a few minutes to item 59, having to do with Chinese immigration, and to ask a question

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arising out of the reply made recently by the minister with regard to Chinese employed on coastal boats in Canada. It seems to me it is very serious if the fact that a ship is under British registry entitles that ship, when chartered by a Canadian firm, to employ Chinese sailors or workers on it. I take it that we ought to have complete control-and I think we have- over the people in Canada or on boats in the coastal trade. To have Chinese brought in whether in bond or in any other way when that work can be done by our own white people does seem to be absurd. I should like some explanation from the minister as to his powers in this regard.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND FISHERIES
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