June 26, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

I think I can answer my
hon. friend's questions. Last fall I received information from premiers of the different provinces as to how many boys those provinces could absorb. The province of Ontario asked for 200. Saskatchewan at first asked for 60, but I pointed out that I thought it desirable to cut the number down to 40. At the present time I am not sure whether they have received 38 or 40. The western provinces, with the exception of Saskatchewan, did not think that they should have any boys this year, so none came. Quebec took the same stand; New Brunswick wanted 150 and Nova Scotia 75 boys.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION AND COLONIZATION
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