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Title Immigration, 1924-1925
Author Pacaud, Lucien
Date May 1924 - Jan 1925
Document Type Correspondence
Reference R219-38-5-E Volume 407, Folder 2
Library / Archive Library and Archives Canada
Collection Name High Commission: Emigration
Description Letters relating to the emigration of Hungarian, Czech, Yugoslavian, Slovak, Bulgarian and Italian migrants. Includes information on the movement of agricultural labourers, immigration quotas from Eastern Europe, family land settlement schemes, the rejection of Italian emigrants under new visa legislation, difficulties interpreting new requirements and the refusal of the Hungarian government to issue passports to intending migrants.
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; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Italy; Bulgaria; Hungary
Country (to) Canada
Places Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ports Antwerp, Belgium; Naples, Italy
Nationality English; Czech; Slovakian; Italian; Bulgarian; Hungarian; European
Ships SS Dante Alighieri
Keywords agriculture, farming, labourer, Baltic America Line, employment, family, settlement, railway, female emigration, child migration
Language English; French
Document(s) linked to Immigration, 1922
Immigration, 1923-1924
Copyright Library and Archives Canada