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Title Immigration, 1922
Author Boudreau, Rudolphe
Date May-Dec 1922
Document Type Correspondence
Reference R219-38-5-E Volume 406, Folder 4
Library / Archive Libraries and Archives Canada
Collection Name High Commission: Emigration
Description Letters relating to the migration of poor Danish farm labourers, unemployment in Canada, restriction of emigration from countries allied with Germany during the First World War and from Asian countries, passport and visa controls for continental migration, new Canadian immigration regulations and the difficulties of carrying out inspections in Baltic ports. Also includes blank visa application forms and new regulations.
Series Description Miscellaneous subject files, Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Biographical Note / History The Canadian High Commission to Britain was established on 10 June 1880. (Statutes of Canada, 43 Victoria., C11, 1880) When Sir Alexander Galt assumed the position of High Commissioner in 1880, his role was quasi-diplomatic. His responsibility was to conduct the business of the Canadian government in Great Britain. This meant all manner of government activity which would concern Canada, including defence arrangements, trade, finance, immigration, justice, shipping, etc. He was assisted in this work by representatives of various Canadian Government departments. But from the very beginning the High Commissioner began to act in a generally representative capacity and to perform tasks which were comparable to a diplomatic officer. The powers of the High Commissioner grew and by the early years of the twentieth century Lord Strathcona, High Commissioner from 1896-1914,had assumed responsibility for the overwhelming majority of the powers and responsibilities of the Canadian government in Great Britain.(Canada, House of Commons Debates, 5 December 1912).
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Denmark; Hungary; Germany; Holland; Poland
Country (to) Canada
Places Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Brussels, Belgium
Ports Liverpool, Southampton, England; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Gdansk, Poland; Hamburg, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium
Nationality English; Danish; Scandinavian; Hungarian; Polish; German; European; Asian
People McLaren Brown, Sir George
Keywords finance, agriculture, labourer, farming, poverty, employment, railway, First World War, passport, visa, shipping, White Star Line, legislation, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, discrimination
Language English; French
Document(s) linked to Immigration, 1923-1924
Immigration, 1924-1925
Copyright Libraries and Archives Canada