April 12, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


Uriah Wilson

Conservative (1867-1942)


I have not got the increased cost specially as regards Ireland, but I will give the increased cost and the increased number of immigrants later on. Now, Mr. Speaker, I want to point out that Mr. John Redmond, a very prominent Irish member of parliament made a speech on the 17th March last and he stated that 45,000 persons had left Ireland during the year 1900. Well,, we succeeded in getting 765 our of these 45,000. I am of the opinion that if we had no immigrant agents in Ireland at all that we would have got just as many people from that country as we did.

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