Mr. Jack Roxburgh (Norfolk):
I should like to say a few words on this bill. It is a pleasure for me to take part in this debate on a measure moved by the hon. member for Fort William (Mr. Badanai). I should like to concur in the statement on mental illness made by the hon. member for Sudbury (Mr. Germa). I just do not like this term "insane" and I believe some change should be made.
Before I sit down, Mr. Speaker, I should like to say that Canada has always prided itself on keeping families together. No matter what any person may think about immigration policy in the past, in the present or in the future, I hope this policy will be maintained. However, the area mentioned by the hon. member is one area in which we have been lax.
I should like to say a few words on a subject which is not related to mental retardates. In the last few years, under our immigration policy, a large number of university students have come to Canada to work, mostly in agriculture. Some 1,500 have come to the tobacco areas of Norfolk, Oxford, Elgin and Brant from different countries in the world. In view of the present labour situation, the Minister of Manpower and Immigration (Mr. Marchand), for whom I have the highest respect, has decided to cut down the number of university students coming to Canada.
Topic: IMMIGRATION ACT
Subtopic: PERMANENT STATUS FOLLOWING RECOVERY FROM MENTAL DISORDER