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Title Emigration to Canada, 1910
Date Jan-Apr 1910
Document Type Pamphlet; Report
Reference R219-38-5-E Volume 499, Folder 6
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name High Commission: Emigration
Description Includes a copy of 'Census and Statistics Monthly' on values and wages in Canada, a report on 'Distressed Colonial and Indian Subjects' and information from the emigration conference held in London.
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) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Canada; New Zealand; Australia; South Africa
Places India
Nationality English; Scottish; Irish; Indian; Asian
Keywords census, statistics, trade, wages, employment, farming, agriculture, sailor, societies, Barnardos
Language English
Copyright Library and Archives Canada